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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday 9. Some pretty boring stuff.

I'm boring, not the meme.  It's always good.

I'm having trouble getting Saturday 9 to come out the right size....again.  Bear with me please.

Saturday 9: I Will Always Love You 

1) The Bodyguard is the best-selling movie soundtrack ever and this is the song most often associated with Whitney Houston. Is it on your iPod/mp3 player?   

No, but I think she had a beautiful voice, as well as personality.  She' was in the remake - with a slightly different title - of "The Bishop's Wife", and I love to watch that every Christmas Season.

 2) In the movie, Rachel (Whitney) sings "I Will Always Love You" after she realizes she can never see Frank (Kevin Costner) again. What song reminds you of a past love?  

None actually.  I don't have any other loves stuck in what is now the dusty past.

3) Despite the movie's and the song's overwhelming popularity, Whitney Houston was awarded a Razzie Award as the worst actress of 1992. What's the most recent criticism you received? 

To be honest, I must have the hide of a rhino, because I never hear it, but then, I'm pretty quiet and unobtrusive most of the time. 

4) On the bright side, share the last compliment you received.  

I don't think I ever get those either, well, sometimes my looks but who can take credit for that?  Beauty is as beauty does.
5) In the 1980s, when Whitney first burst onto the scene, a trendy woman wore big hair, big bows and big shoulder pads. Can you think of anything you wore that was fashionable at the time, but looking back, makes you cringe? (An embarrassing photo to accompany your answer would be nice!)   

Me?  Trendy?  hahahaha

6) When this song was popular, cell phones were uncommon and Facebook was unheard of. Which has had a bigger impact on your life -- smart phones or social networking?   

I don't have a smart phone.  So, the thing with the most impact has to be social media.  But I speak not of the modern SM, but the old.  I still miss the freedom of IRC and the ease of bulletin boards, though I do love blogging.

7) Whitney's marriage to Bobby Brown left many people shaking their heads. Whitney and Bobby's daughter recently married the young man who was raised as her brother. Have you ever been in a relationship your friends/family didn't approve of?   

Only the paternal unit, but who listened to that wretch?  My Aunts, Uncles, and mother were thrilled for me, and for good reason, as 50 years of good marriage have proven.

8) Whitney Houston's grave marker reads, "I Will Always Love You," so obviously her family is very proud of the success of this recording. How would you like to be remembered?   

I think you've taken the wrong message from the gravestone.  But, be that as it may, I will, I hope, be remembered for kindness and compassion for all of God's creation. 

9) Whitney was born in Newark, the largest city in New Jersey. It's a major air, rail and shipping hub, and it's in the Eastern Time zone. Have you ever been to Newark ... or any town in New Jersey?   

No, but I've had friends in New Jersey.  And I've seen "Shimmer" and thought, "What a beautiful place."


  1. I take exception to this -

    4) On the bright side, share the last compliment you received.
    I don't think I ever get those either, well, sometimes my looks but who can take credit for that? Beauty is as beauty does.

    Where does it say physical beauty? You have a beautiful nature, you have a beautiful gift of words, you have the beautiful gift of giving and receiving love, & joy, Sharing art & beauty. Touching others with beauty in so many ways that it attracts people to read your blog and they must benefit from it because they keep coming back. Beauty is not just confined to physical appearance. It comes out in how willingly you share the gifts God has given you with the others you encounter in life.

    I don't know what you look like but I do know that you are beautiful.

  2. Thank you so kindly. really. I truly appreciate the time you took to express your feelings about the meaning and importance in seeing the beauty in life, Your words have reminded me of the original purpose I had in starting this blog, which was to share the joy of crafting, knitting, and recognizing the beauty of everyday things. We really are surrounded by beauty. Ugly things that people do to others notwithstanding, it is a good mission to make a safe haven and refuge for others. I need to stay off the hot buttons though. It doesn't seem to change things but perhaps it slows it down? God only knows.

  3. Like you, I raised four kids, and as you know I just didn't have time to follow trends let alone have the money or time to deck myself out. Counter Culture sort of suited me from the 60 to the 80's. lol I was lucky that jeans and tees, and the odd skirt of dress, were fitting for most "Mommy tract" activities.


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