Molly Malone....If you want to play along, or see other Entries... Go HERE
Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.
1) Are you of Irish descent? Yes and no.. I'm Clan McCoy, actually. Sort of Brigands of Nordic and Irish blood, or so the History of the Northern Scottish Islands goes.
2) Legend has it that the heroine of this week's Irish ballad was a real lass. 17th century birth and burial records confirm that a woman with that name lived in Dublin. Can you think of another song about a real historic figure? Only Jesse James.. Whom I am also related to. Funny the things you find out through a DNA test. Dad gum it Ma! Now the Gov'mint knows this, too. Gotta Go Git M'Gun!
3) Molly sold fish from a cart that she wheeled through the streets. What's the last seafood you ate?
Tuna sandwich, last week. Toasted. Lots of onions...Yummy!
4) The lyrics tell us that, after her death, her ghost continues to wander the streets of Dublin with her wheel barrow. Do you believe in ghosts?
Yes, I do. And if you don't, well, we can still be friends.
5) This week's featured band, The Dubliners, are obviously from Dublin. They were introduced to American audiences on The Ed Sullivan Show. Today, Stephen Colbert tapes his show in The Ed Sullivan Theater. Who hosted the last talk show you watched?
I really haven't watched network TV for most of my life. Before there was a time when not much else was going on, and I watched the Ed Sullivan show as well as Johnny Carson.
6) Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick's Day dish. Is it a favorite of yours?
I've honestly never had corned beef in anything but hash. And, I like hash.
7) According to Irish legend, leprechauns earned the gold in the pot they guard by repairing shoes. Crazy Sam can't remember the last time she got a pair of shoes repaired. When the heels wear away, she discards the shoes and buys new ones. What about you? Do you get your shoes fixed (either by leprechauns or just by ordinary repairmen)? I have almost always done. However, now I wear mostly Tevas and sandal-like mules or plats. I would get the those last things shrunk or stretched occasionally. Also, we got our boots fixed until the shoe maker closed up shop. He was an actual shoe maker. It's very rare to find one these days.
8) Do you look good in green, the signature color of St. Patrick's Day? I don't look good in Kelly greens. I don't look good in anything but the deepest, darkest of greens. Yellow is the same. I can't wear it. I'm too "Asian", I guess. And I LOVE yellow.
9) Random question: Did you more recently sneeze or cough?
The question seems REALLY random this week but here goes:
I sneezed---- a lot. But, now that the plastic loop is finally out of my tear ducts (that were operated on in November) I think the sneezing will abate. The doctor showed me the offending little piece of surgical "gear" after she removed it this morning ( I'm writing this on Friday afternoon). It looked like a tiny key on a circle of wire. I should have asked to keep it, it was that cute.
Thanks Gal, for the lovely weekend MEME. Big Hugs!