Saturday, May 08, 2021

Saturday 9: Mom

Sam’s Saturday 9: Mom (2016)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here

1) Meghan Trainor's mom gets a vocal credit on this song ("featuring Kelli Trainor") because the audio of a mother/daughter phone call is included on the recording. Who is the last person you spoke to (not texted!) on the phone?
A friend.

2) The earliest version of this song was a poem co-written by Meghan and her brother as a gift to their mom. Do you enjoy writing/crafting/baking or [insert your skill here] gifts for people?
Crafting… my photos

3) Meghan's mom ran Jewel of the Isle, a jewelry store in Nantucket, MA. Have you ever visited Massachusetts? If so, where have you gone?
Um… I am sitting in my living room on Cape Cod as I write this. As for Nantucket I have never been there but I have been to its sister island Martha's Vineyard, my brother and sister-in-law are going to Nantucket in two weeks to visit a friend who lives there.

P.S Nantucket is for the very rich, no big mansions but quaint summer cottages that have been converted to year round homes. Because it is hard to bring a car out to the island many keep a second car on the island and many of them are Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln  Navigator.

4) Mother's Day is a big holiday for card shops. So are birthdays, weddings, and dozens of other special occasions. Hallmark sells greetings for everything from "Congratulations on Your New Job" to "Happy Retirement." Who received the most recent card you bought?
They were Christmas cards.

5) While Crazy Sam was growing up, her mother used to scold her for leaving dirty dishes in the sink. Sam admits it: as an adult she still puts off washing her dishes. Are you more like mother or daughter? Do you clean up after every meal, or do you let the dishes stack up?
Well up here at the cottage I do the dishes at night.

6) Mother's Day is for grandmothers, too. Sam grew up calling her grandmother "Grandgran." What did you call your grandmother?
My paternal grandmother we called Noni and my maternal grandmother Nana

7) The German word for "mother" is "mutter." What other German words do you know?
Um… I didn't even know “mutter”

8) In the United Kingdom, Mothering Sunday is celebrated. It's on the fourth Sunday in Lent (March 14 this year) and in addition to flowers and cards, mothers are treated to Simnel cake. Are you going to indulge in any sweets this weekend?
Could be. I happen to have some chocolate truffles and some of them might just mysteriously disappear during the weekend.

9) To celebrate Mother's Day, Sam is giving away her mother's favorite: Hershey Bars! Would you prefer classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or milk chocolate with almonds?
Sometimes I feel like a nut and sometimes I don’t
But dark chocolate has way too much caffeine, it is enough to set my heart a fluttering and that’s not good.

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!


  1. I didn't realize dark chocolate had more caffiene! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I like your answers. Have a great weekend

  3. LOL@ #9. Sometimes I feel like a nut..I may have sang that as I read it. Hahahahaha
    I do not know much German either. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

  4. I've never been to Nantucket, either. Martha's Vineyard is too rich for me, too, but I have been there.

    Have you ever shared pictures from your cottage? I don't recall seeing your views.

  5. Sometimes I feel like a nut and sometimes I don't! I always loved that commercial line. What a treat to see you use it. Also read your stories about the light pollution. Several folks here have been scared of the lights they're seeing suddenly.