Saturday, May 25, 2019

Saturday 9 ~ God Bless America

God Bless America
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Saturday 9.

Saturday 9: God Bless America

Unfamiliar with Deanna Durbin's rendition of week's tune? Hear it here.

Memorial Day is the federal holiday designated to honor American service people who died in battle.

1) Memorial Day was introduced after the Civil War. Originally called Decoration Day, this is when memorials, as well as the graves of veterans, are to be decorated with flags and flowers on this day to show our appreciation. Is there a war memorial in your neighborhood? I don't think so

2) Andrew Johnson, our 17th President, was in office the first time Memorial/Decoration Day was celebrated. Have you ever met one of our 45 Presidents? no

3) According to the AAA, more than 30 million Americans will hit the road this weekend and drive more than 50 miles. Will you be traveling far from home this weekend? We might be... I think we are going to go to Burley Park, its a huge flea market that is only open on Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. Then possibly do a drive by of a house we want to check out.

4) Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food? potato salad

5) As you answer these questions, is there an air conditioner or fan on? no to the air... but there is a ceiling fan on

6) Though she's belting out one of America's best loved patriotic songs, Deanna Durbin was born in Canada. Is there anyone in your family or circle of friends who wasn't born in the USA? my exchange student sister, she is from the Philippines, and now resides in California

7) No longer a household name, Ms. Durbin was once one of the biggest stars in the country. One of her most popular films was 1937's One Hundred Men and a Girl, which was nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Recommend a movie that you really like, but don't think many Saturday 9ers have seen. Hmmm... I am sure most of the movies I have seen others have as well...

8) Back in 1938, Deanna Durbin had her handprints cemented in front of the TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd. Have you ever visited that Los Angeles tourist attraction? nope

9) Random question: What food did you hate as a child, but enjoy now? sweet potatoes


  1. YES to potato salad! I hope we both get some this weekend.

  2. That's cool that you have an exchange student sister from the Philippines! I have always loved sweet potatoes. We usually roast them here, but I love a baked sweet potato dripping with butter!! Yummy!

  3. Have fun on your outing! It sounds like fun. Loved your answers! Have a nice Memorial Day weekend!

  4. Oh, boy, I love to go check out houses.. we need to
    start doing that sometime.. time to downsize for us!

  5. It sounds like you will be having a relaxing and enjoyable Memorial Day. I hope the house is what you are looking forward to. My husband is a realtor and we love looking at houses.

  6. I used to love to go to flea markets but haven't been in years. My husband doesn't care for them, alas.

  7. Potato salad is my favorite thing, too.
    A flea market is a lot of fun. Have fun! We used to go to them all the time, and I miss it. We used to sell at them sometimes, too.


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