We had a beautiful day to go apple picking.
My daughter took a few vacation days from work and we went to our local apple orchard/pumpkin patch/cash cow.
The red delicious trees just opened up and the apples are excellent.
We had a spectacular fall day together.
Saturday 9: Take a Letter, Maria (1969)
1) In this song, R. B. Greaves gets a shock when he gets home from work. When is the last time you were surprised? Was it a happy or sad surprise?
Today when someone gave notice that he is bailing on DC. and his reasons why.
2) Mr. Greaves sings that he didn’t get home until “about a half past ten.” That’s a very long workday. No wonder his wife felt neglected! Have you ever had trouble maintaining balance between homelife and career?
No but, that may be more of a guy thing than a gal thing.
3) According to the song, “Maria” is a secretary. Have you ever worked in an office?
As a student
4) In today’s office, R.B. Greaves wouldn’t ask Maria to “take a letter.” Instead, he’d keystroke his own email to his wife and cc his lawyer before hitting, “send.” Think of another phrase, like “take a letter,” that we seldom hear anymore because of technology.
“It’s your dime…”
5) “Maria” is mentioned in many songs (“Maria” from West Side Story, “Maria, Shut Up and Kiss Me” by Willie Nelson, “How Do Solve a Problem like Maria?” …) but Crazy Sam discovered few, if any, “Samantha” songs. Does your first name figure prominently in any lyrics?
Are you freaking kidding me?
6) 1969 was the year that Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon. Do you believe in life on other planets?
They found water on on of Jupiter’s moons. Where there is water, there are microorganisms according to a biology teacher that I once had.
7) In 1969, the Beatles performed publicly for the last time as a band, on the roof of Abbey Road studios. When did you last climb up onto your roof?
I have a very steep roof. However, my mother in law had an old Victorian house which had the kind of a roof that you could go out on to. It had steps leading to the roof. This would have been above the attic which was the 4th story meaning that we had a great view of a pretty city.
8) Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries sold at a brisk pace at Christmastime in 1969. Were you a fan of these books? If not, tell us about a book you remember enjoying when you were young.
My friend had the original Nancy Crew books. She even gave me one and I still have it today.
9) Random question: Do you consider yourself old fashioned?
I guess that depends on how you define “old fashion”