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Friday, September 23, 2022

Saturday Nine


This Night Won't Last Forever

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 to answer the questions, however, and here is today's questions!

1) This song begins with, "Everybody likes a celebration." Do you have any birthdays or anniversaries coming up on your calendar?

 In November, there are three birthdays coming up: Hubby's, two of our daughters, and our Tim. 
2) The lyrics tell us Michael Johnson is stuck at a party while his heart is breaking. He finds it awkward and painful to pretend there's nothing wrong. Are adept at "putting a good face on it?" Or is it easy for others to tell how you're feeling?

I am very "adept" at putting on a good face. I learned this early in life, as the very tiny child of a terrifying, short tempered father.

3) Michael feels like this is going to be a long night. Is there a part of your day when time tends to drag? Or when it flies?  

Time always flies for me. I wake up on Monday and by bedtime, it seems like it's already Friday.

Time Flies away

4) As bad as he feels right now, he's still hopeful about tomorrow. What are you looking forward to for Sunday?

I'm looking forward to reading more of my book.  I'm also looking forward to concentrating on sitting quietly in communion with my Friends' Meeting, and to eating extra chocolate. Sunday breakfast comes with extra chocolate.  It's a tradition. lol 


 5) When he was 13, Michael taught himself to play the guitar. He went on to take formal lessons and mastered classical guitar. What's something you would like learn more about/do better? 

I'd like to understand how Demagogues think. Why they become what they become.  You know, what makes them tick.


I'd like to learn how to properly play a piano.  My girls all had music lessons, so music lessons sound like an interesting thing to do. 

I'd like to learn how to play more than a few chords on the Ukulele.  I dust off my "Little Flea" every once in awhile and pluck various chords on it.  I'd probably not take any formal lessons but just use the classes on YouTube. 
6) For a time he performed with a trio known as Denver, Boise & Johnson. The Denver was John. Do you have a favorite John Denver song?  

This one... I like this new rendition of Country Roads...I like A Capella Singing. This group has a perfect blend, don't you think?

7) He retired to Minneapolis to be near his adult daughter. But he never stopped performing entirely. For years he delighted loyal local fans with with an annual holiday concert on December 26 at Orchestra Hall. Is there a performer you've seen in concert more than once?

Not a single performer more than once, no. We did attend the San Diego Opera and the San Diego Symphony, and held season tickets for quite a few years. 

8) In 1979, when this song was popular, the cable channel ESPN launched. What's the last sporting event that you watched? 

The last was a basketball game.  I love basketball.

9) Random question: Do you play Wordle? 

No, I don't, but Hubby likes it.  

I play another on-line word game called "Spelling Bee".  That's enough for me! I love Spelling Bee.

Thank you, Sam!  

Readers, would you like to see other Saturday Nine Adventures?  Go HERE to Sam's  Saturday Nine Blog. 

Time to go outside and entertain the neighbors.....

This is just for fun.  I love my neighbors



  1. What a beautiful version of Country Roads! Thank you for sharing it!

    1. You are very welcome. It really is a Beautiful song.
      I'm not sure A Cappella is the right word but barber shop quartet didn't seem right for it either.

  2. Lovely version of a Denver song! I play the free version of Spelling Bee, too.

    1. Thanks CountryDew. Spelling Bee is a lot of fun .. I don't want to pay because then I might become obsessive about it. lol

  3. That is a beautiful version of that song. I love close harmonies like that. Gorgeous. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend.

    1. Thanks Lori. The group has several videos up, so I listened to them all. Their voices certainly are a beautiful blend. I'll wish you a great weekend now because I never know when I'll get to do the Saturday Nine...

  4. OH I love the Home Free guys!! Have a great rest of your weekend!

  5. I felt so sorry for the little girl you were when I read about your dad. I wonder less about power-loving Mussolini (or other perhaps a former guy closer to home) than I do the followers. Why do you suppose citizens are so willing to relinquish their power?

    1. Thanks Gal. Surviving that childhood left it's scars, something I can't ever quite forgive. But because I don't want to have to come back and stick a knife in that man in a dark alley, =\ I forgave it all. lol
      About the question of the power mad: I think we are entering a period of time that shows what happens when values are lost. Money and Power are all that count to far more people than is good. It's dangerous when people lose the power to discern when the are being "used" but some politician for his own nefarious ends. Trump and Putin are same same. Trump is a vulture capitalist and Putin is a State Capitalist. Too bad more people don't see that. Nor do they see in it that it is the death of Democracy.

  6. Never heard of Spelling Bee. Think I'll check it out,.

    1. Hi there Miss Cathy. Spelling Bee is fun. I think you would like it. Enjoy the weekend.