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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Saturday 9: "Nine to Five".. Dolly..... Yay!

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9 to 5 (1980) 
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

Gal, I love this song!  This movie is one of the fifty top films for me.  Love it!

1) This song begins with the clacking of a typewriter. Did you ever learn to touch type -- beginning with your fingers on "the home row" -- or do you hunt and peck?
High School, Sweet Teacher, and the Home row, and I Touch type and now, with computers, it's loads easier to do. Fear of wasting paper or having to type something over is what caused most of my slow, tentative typing.  That fear is gone.

2) Much of the video for this song revolves around the office coffee room. Are you enjoying a beverage as you answer these 9 questions?
No, but I should go get my now cold cup of tea!  BRB!

3) This week's artist, Dolly Parton, loves telling the story of how she once lost a Dolly Parton lookalike contest. What contest or sweepstakes have you entered lately?
Oh my Gosh that is so funny!!!  She LOST a Dolly Parton Look alike contest??!!  

And, to answer the question:  I just don't enter contests or such anymore.  I'd probably forget to check back to see if I won!

4) Dolly is one smart blonde. Early in her career she set up a company so she could retain the publishing rights for all her songs. Two alone -- "9 to 5" and "I Will Always Love You" -- made her a multi-millionaire because they have been recorded so many times. Do you have a good head for business?  I'm very glad that Dolly did this.  The cut throats in the Music Industry are notorious!  Anyway, it's that way in the Craft Industry, too.  But I'd have to say, "NO!" or "HELL NO!",  to the power of 59 about having a business sense.  Also, I am, notably, no longer capable of running a successful business.

5) Dolly is a crusader for childhood literacy and her organization, Dolly's Imagination Library, has donated more than 10 million books all over the country. What's the last book you read? 
Reading is definitely a BIG part of the way out of poverty.  It makes a HUGE difference.  Good for Polly!  Huzzah!  We had a man in San Diego who took books around to schools every week, that he'd bought or had donated.  Happily, he's contribution to our city was recognized before he passed away.  Teaching kids the joy of reading is enormous.  It opens up their world!

Back to the question:  I'm trying to think back through the roadway I have to travel to dig up that title.  Currently I am reading ,Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde, on the Kindle.  I've had two "fits and starts books" that were forgettable, in the last month, too.  I blame them for muddying up my thought stream.  
It's just not LONG enough! Love it!

It's a wonderful tale covering Centuries.
I loved this book!

6) This weekend may offer a golden opportunity for napping and sleeping in. Do you snore?
I do, a little.  Mostly I sleep on my side so when I do that, I snore less.

7) Labor Day was introduced to celebrate the achievements of the American worker. How many different employers have you had?  Six.  I've done other things not paid by money, like the time I worked for a basket seller, and took all my wages out in gorgeous Wicker BASKETS!  I loved that job!  

8) Will you be attending a Labor Day picnic or barbecue? 
Nope.. Labor Day is a joke nowadays, to be honest.  It makes me mad to think about how nobbled the American Labor force now is.  I used to walk the picket lines and carry a placard during strikes. Your cartoon at the end says it ALL!

9) Labor Day traditionally marks the beginning of the new school year. When she was a kid, Samantha was crazy for her brand new box of 96 Crayola Crayons. It even had a sharpener in the back! What do you remember about preparing to go back to school? If you're a parent with school-age kids, are they ready?  I sewed like a fiend all summer to make sure the girls had enough dresses and blouses and t-shirts for school.  We bought their pants and other things.  School Supplies were mainly still supplied by the school district in the late 60's and early 70's.  Crayons were for home.  And there were plenty of them about!  Paints and even an easel made by Mr. Z and all such things.  Raising our girls was just brilliant fun!  


  1. I remember schools supplying a lot, including text books. The first day of school we spent the day with bleach, cleanng off the dirt of the previous year's student!

    1. Not a lot of School Districts are funded well or even well managed anymore. I think that's why they supply practically nothing.
      oh Ewww! I'm glad that covering the books became a requirement! in Jr, high and Sr High, I remember that we could buy covers from our school store. They had the colors and the team mascot emblazoned on them.

  2. I love your back-to-school Mom memories.

    1. Why thank you, Gal. ~♥~ I had a pretty good time being a Mom.

  3. I remember when the schools supplied a lot more stuff, too. We rented textbooks, not bought them, for like a $1 or something. They were used from year to year until they fell apart. I guess they don't do that any more. You had great answers.

    1. Thanks, CountryDew. This is a fun thing to do every Saturday it's like a little chat with friends.
      Yes, they did supply a lot more. In high school, I remember we still got paper and pencils. And my niece, who just started Uni this year, is renting some of her books. I think it's a great idea. Of course, it's more than a dollar at Uni.

  4. I'm wondering how that tea turned out for you.
    BTW- I call it a 'Depends Moment'....

  5. I've never been to a school that supplied supplies to students! What a novel idea!

    1. There just isn't the money in the budgets for it anymore, big city or not. We have a lot of poverty level students in the San Diego City School System, and I'm not sure THEY even get an assistance. I think that schools started getting short changed because cities turned their backs on them.

  6. When I went to school they supplied everything except paper, pencils, and pens. We also used to cover the books with paper from grocery bags.
    States have done everything they can to disrupt unions and the employees are afraid to join them in fear of being shunned by employers.

    1. Our school system will hire teachers for a year, and then lay them off, rinse, repeat! I hate the way it's gotten to be. Talk about things going on nationwide and under the radar because we always get bird Dogged off onto the latest Washington Scandal. I'm sick of it. Kids should be FIRST!

  7. I remember the school supplying most of what we needed, too. A new tablet, two brand new #2 pencils, a folder to keep papers in, and the basic 8 pack of crayons or markers. I think they even gave us rulers in grade school.

    1. I also remember being supplied a ruler and protractor, paper and pencils. We bought all those things for our kids.


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