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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Saturday9.... Bob Marley, Jamming, and "Stir it up"


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: Jamming (1977)

... Because Eloquent Obi suggested Bob Marley. Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) In Jamaica, "jamming" means to celebrate. What's going on in your life today that's worth celebrating?
Today? That's a hard question.  I'm getting the Manly-Beastly sweater knitted, inch by inch.  Some stitches stay "in", some are "frogged", and that some little thing to celebrate.  Knitting is good for the mind and the soul. 

2) The group that became famous as "The Wailers" originally called themselves "The Teenagers." What was trendy when you were a teenager (clothes, music, etc.)? 
Here's a page that is FUN to travel back through as it lets you sort of build a 50's outfit.

For the girls there was some sort of long hairdo that was roll curled all around the edges. In my school it was longer, almost to the waist if your hair grew that long,but  the bangs flip curled to the side, and longer...   

And there were twin set sweaters with circular felt poodle skirts, wide belts and saddle oxfords.  Boys?  D.A. (Duck Ass) haircuts which, of course, the girls eventually "borrowed", and then they were called Brush Ups.  I sewed a lot of dresses in those days.  I still love sewing but it doesn't love me. ;o)

3) Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley were very close. In addition to being bandmates, they were friends in elementary school and later became family (Bunny's dad and Bob's mom had a daughter together). Who has known you the longest?
From school?  My friend Meffie.  She was one grade behind me, an exchange student, and we've known and written to each other for 55 years.  Otherwise my kid sister, with whom I'm still close.  We were in "The Parentine Wars" together, with our brother.  He's a Vietnam vet but doesn't live close by.  
4) Does the person you named in #3, the one who's known you longest, know you best?
No.  She knows a lot, but not nearly as much as Mr. Z does.  He's my soul mate (whether he wants to be or not.  BUHAHAHAHA!)  Just kidding dear!  *Bows head in contrition*
5) Bandmate Peter Tosh became an avid unicycle rider. What's your favorite form of exercise? 
I'd now have to say walking from room to room, or around places like the downtown library, a post all on it's own.  
I rode a two wheel bike from the time I was four until the time I fell off one for the second time after my knee operation.  That's what used to be my favorite life-long form of exercise, a bike ride, preferable a long bike ride.  Ocean swimming was a very close second favorite.

6) Bob Marley was known for his signature dreadlocks. When were you last in a stylist’s chair?
I cut my own hair because it's curly and so few stylists can cut it.  I just gave up when I was in my teens and started cutting my own hair.  I used to cut Mr. Z's hair, too, when he didn't just let it got "Native" after he retired.  

7) Marley's charisma is credited for popularizing reggae music the world over. Are you a fan? 
Oh yes, I love Reggae music.  So lovely...... calming.... 

8) Mr. Marley is one of the highest-earning dead celebrities, and manufacturers pay his estate to use his likeness to sell their merchandise. What dead celebrity have you seen recently on a t-shirt, mug, poster, etc.?
None lately, but the last a long time ago and was that picture of Bob Marley.

9) Random question: Have you ever had your palm read? 
Yes, by a very sweet and dear Rock hound friend who didn't know I considered myself to have five children. She said my hand indicated( she counted some little lines on on the palm above the life line) that I had five children.  I told her no, but I considered my younger sister to be one of my children because I was very much involved in her life from the beginning when she was a tiny baby.  I was nearly ten when she was born, and our mother wasn't well.     
Please forgive me any typos or other errors.  I'm really tired.

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 think it's lovely that you and Meffie have kept in touch over the decades.

    1. She and I wonder about it a lot, how it stuck so long through thick and thin. I love that gal. She's super smart and completely unspoiled by the vicissitudes of life.

  2. I'm like the only person who has no desire to dig up elementary school friends. One did find me on facebook a while back. Funny how she got old and I didn't lol.
    I'll be in LA next week and the big OC visiting my sister.

    1. Lol! Harriet, you are just a kick in the head! hahahaha!

      I wish I could meet you, but God knows I don't want anyone to see this messy house. You have a wonderful time with your sister! Safe Travels! Hugs!

  3. I spent 6 hours knitting while lost in an audio book yesterday. I totally got lost in the story and lost track of time. Knitting is so zen.

    1. I'll have to try audio books again. And yes, knitting is so lovely,and zen like, even something infested with two headed cables ever third row. This thing will make me nuts. I'm going to love knitting hats and other wee things after this Beast!

      Happy Knitting!

  4. I am impressed that you've stayed in touch with your friend for so long. That is a unique event in today's world. Bravo.

  5. I feel very lucky in her friendship. She is amazing. I hope she and her granddaughter are still ok. Holy cow, it's been a very, shall we say, eventful month for Turks.


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