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Kilgore Trout

~~ " In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?”" ~~
Saint Augustine

~~ “Nobody would do anything if they knew what they were in for.” ~~
"Amarante", in "Milagro Beanfield War"

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Saturday 9: Come Saturday Morning...The Sandpipers.

Come Saturday Morning:  The Sandpipers..

Who are these people?  😉

Firstly, A big thank you to the GAL, for hosting this MEME for so long,  BIG hugs!

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Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it HERE  I actually remember this sort of sappy song. 

1) What are your plans for this Saturday morning?
I plan to eat breakfast.  And also, I'll do the crosswords with Mr. Z.

2) In this song, a man sings of going away for the day with a friend. Where did you go on your last day trip?
We spent Christmas Eve at our niece's house, with her sweet family and others.

3) The lyrics say, "we will remember long after Saturday's gone." What's something you've done recently that you predict you'll remember for a long time to come?
I'm fast approaching 77, so there isn't anything I'M going to remember for very long. lol

4) This song was the Oscar-nominated theme from the movie The Sterile Cuckoo. What's the first movie song that pops into your head?
"Fair Thee Well" ... it was used in "Fly Away Home".  That song haunts me...makes me tear up if ever I should hear it.  Mary Black sings it...It's actually a folk song....

This is the one from the movie.... In the Movie tract, it's called, "Ten Thousand Miles"

5) In the movie, Liza Minnelli played Mary Ann Adams, an eccentric girl everyone called "Pookie." Have you ever been known by a memorable nickname? Who gave it to you?
My brother calls me LyniePoo.  This is because I think he delighted in calling our younger sister, CessiePoo.  My daughter Bee was once called Pookie...

6) Today's group began their career as The Grads. Recording artist/producer Herb Alpert liked their sound but hated their name. Alpert picked "sandpiper" at random out of the dictionary. Do you still have and use a bound dictionary? Or do you rely on the internet for word searches and spelling?
What's wrong with, The Grads"?  Corporate types, who can EVER understand why they do what they do.....Anyway... the question at hand...
I still use Dictionaries.  I want to know the etymology of words I use, and there's no better source than a dictionary.  But, more and more,  I find that I'll use internet auto correct which I feel is a frienemy.  Heehee....

7) The biggest news story of 1969, the year this song was popular, was one of the biggest news stories of all time. On July 20, Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon. Other than the moon landing, what's the most consequential event that you've seen in your lifetime. How do you feel it changed America, and the world?
The murder of John F. Kennedy.  It changed the course of our country and destroyed our reputation as a fair player in International Politics, not to put too fine a point on it.  The impact of losing his fine mind and dedication to the Country has stayed with us.

8)1969 was a big year for music festivals, with Atlanta, Toronto and Woodstock all holding famous fests. Have you visited Georgia, Ontario or New York (state)? 
Since I've been an adult, I haven't ventured past the edges of the Western States.  

9) Random question -- According to some plant enthusiasts, house plants do better when they're spoken to. Do you talk to your plants?
I've seen the experiments with plants, as many as have been released.  And, yes, I talk to them.  They have a consciousness we don't appreciate or even acknowledge.  I hope the next generations learn to appreciate the amazing flow of awareness that inhabits every life form. and which imbues everything that exists with awareness and spirit, if you will.  
Man is not the end all and be all of this Universe.  The Native Americans understood this, as do other so called "Primitives".  
I hope we westerners get as wise as we pride ourselves in being, some day.

I leave you with a song from Joe Cocker.... my favorite one from this wonderful Dear Heart...RIP Joe ❤️!


  1. I almost picked #7, too. It feels like so many things that have happened to us -- for good and ill -- somehow have their impetus in 11/22/63.

    1. #7...Yes, that seemed like a pivot alright, and Bobby's assassination after he'd shown that he could easily win an election.
      I'm glad to hear that you feel better, and that the PT has helped.

  2. I have never heard the song Fair Thee Well.. I gave it a listen and it made me tear up as well! Have a great Saturday!

    1. It really is a beautiful song. I've heard this since I was little. It's called Dink's Song, I really love it. My maternal Grandpa and Grandma fell in love over music. He played guitar, and continued to play and sing for his grandchildren, and we would sing along. I loved my grandparents so much.

  3. I remember where I was when Kennedy was assassinated, Challenger disaster, and 9/11 those events are burned into my mind.

    1. Like you, I had those three events running neck and neck in my mind. So many remember the exact moment that the Challenger blew up as we, as a nation, watched by telephoto lens. And, 9-11. Just a great big surprise.. And a terrible shock.

  4. I was not born for the assassination of JFK. I always wonder what course the country would have taken if he could have implemented his ideas...and Bobby too. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!


    1. Thank Lori. I hope you have had the Saturday you envisioned, and enjoyed it. I was never afraid during 9-11, just heart sick. But I can imagine how terrifying it had to be for those younger than I am. By the time 9-11 hit, I had my eyes wide open. It was sad more than scary.

  5. I discovered Mary Black when I was in Ireland--her voice is so clear and beautiful. I hadn't heard this song before and I love it.


    1. Isn't she a lovely singer? That rich voice reminds me of my Grandmother's, who was Welch and Scots Irish, and both of those lines did generate beautiful voices.

  6. I was only 6 months old when JFK died. My mother allegedly heard the news while she was hanging out clothes and went screaming into the house, leaving me wailing my basket by the clothes. I am so glad to see you back, Zippi. I've tried to visit you several times but your blog was blocked. I have missed you.

    1. Wow, you have quite a story to add to the JFK fiasco. It was pretty horrible and I don't blame anyone for losing it. I was waiting for Mr.Z to get back from the store. At 9:00am he came in and said, "You are never going to believe what has just happened.." I can still see the sun streaming in the window onto his shocked face.

      About the blog. Thank you, for such a kind "welcome back". I was going to be busy for awhile (months) and didn't really know how long, so I shut it down because I thought I'd leave it down for good. But things are looking up for the world... yay! I'm feeling a lot more confident that things will change for the better, and I feel like having a blog again. Sorry that I turned off the blog with not enough warning.

  7. I wasn't born until the year after JFK's assassination so I guess even though it is a huge part of our culture, it somehow seems a bit distant to me. I do wonder, though, what he might have been able to accomplish if he'd had the chance.

    1. He was an amazing guy. A genuine hero, really, and one who CARED about the country and all the people, and not just the elites from whom he sprung. I feel the same about Bobby Kennedy, though they had their faults, they were basically just and hard working public servants. He was going to bring the "advisers" home from Viet Nam because he could see that we were interfering in a Civil War, and had no business there. He was murdered before he could do it. It would have been a monumental turning point if you follow the trajectory and time line, both "with and without" it.


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