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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday9- "Stop in The Name of Love"

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

Saturday 9: Stop! In the Name of Love (1965)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) When this song was popular, the Supremes were known for their long gloves and full-length gowns. When was the last time you got dressed up?  Must have been for a funeral.  No, actually, it was to meet the Old Rock hounding Gang for Christmas Lunch.

2) With a record 12 #1 hits, the Supremes remain America's best-selling vocal group. This must have been hard for Betty McGlown, the fourth Supreme, who left the group before they recorded their first song. Can you think of an opportunity you missed?   I can think of plenty but as the saying goes, "If you change one thing, you change everything.  I wouldn't want to have done that.  I'm very happy with where I am at right now.

3) When "the girls" (Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Flo Ballard) first started hanging around Motown, founder Berry Gordy was reluctant to let them record. After all, they were still in high school. They refused to give up and eventually convinced him to let them add hand claps and finally back up vocals to recordings by other Motown artists. Tell us about a time when your persistence paid off.  Through thick and thin, with few exceptions, I never stopped loving.

4) 50 years after its release, "Stop! In the Name of Love" is one of the most popular karaoke songs. Do you know the lyrics? Yes..  *Thinks it over*  Yes... I do.

5) There's a children's playground named in Diana Ross' honor within New York's Central Park. It includes swings, slides, rope bridges and a fountain. When you played in the park, what did you run to first?  The swings, it was the closest thing to flying.  Well, swimming is, too, really.  But you can't really swim in a fountain.   Well, maybe you can!

6) Diana stumbled in her high heels and broke her ankle as she left the stage after a November 2012 concert. What do you have on your feet right now? I have my leapard and black fuzzy slides on.

7) Ever the trooper, she honored her commitment to perform at a White House-sponsored Christmas concert just weeks later, even though her leg was still in a cast. Tell us about a time when you "played hurt."   In the GAA it was the practice to play hurt.  I played hurt many a time.  We thought of ourselves as, well, sort of as Marines.
Semper Fi, Baby!

8) Young Diana Ross was a good student and a tough competitor who made her school's swim team. Are you a good swimmer?  I'm a very good swimmer.

9) Diana's older sister, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, was the first African American woman to be appointed dean of an American medical school. Decades ago, Barbara juggled post-graduate studies and raising small children. Are you good at multi-tasking?  I am the mother of both "Irish Twins", born a year and a day apart, and Identical Twins.  I am a multi-tasker to this day.  Except, I AM getting a bit lazy now.

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. We use to pull a picnic bench over to the swings to enhance our fun.

    1. IF my bones weren't so old, I would try that myself now. Such a great idea!

  2. Someone else who know the lyrics! And those slippers sound quite glam.

    1. Yes! It's a great song and really hangs in a person's memory, like glue. hehe

      The slippers are very Glam. And they came from Tuesday Morning shop. Love that place. Mr. Z. found them for me.

  3. Wow 4 little ones at once....I guess you had to be a multi tasker

    1. Well, the "Irish" twins, babies born about as close as they could be, a year and a day apart, and identical twins, the twin "Surprises", were about 7 and half years apart. I thought we were done!

      I do know a woman who raised both these sort of twins so close together that they were all still in diapers, so consider myself very lucky not to have had that much "fun". heehee

  4. OKay, that was clever!!! "thinks it over" Ha ha ha! Great pun

    1. Lol... I also remember that line from when Cathy Bate's character sang the song in "Fried Green Tomatoes" while jumping on one of these tiny trampolines. hahaha! that was so cute!

  5. Cool about the twins.....! I'm an identical, too!

    1. It was a cool way to go, though a lot of work. I enjoyed both "sets".

      If you are a twin do you know about Twin Day, and celebrate it with your own personal "Clone"

      http://twiniversity.com/2014/08/twins-day-2014-show-us-your-beautiful-twins/.. hehe


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