Saturday, May 25, 2013

Battle Hymn of the Republic-Saturday 9.


Memorial Day was introduced to honor the men and women who died while serving the in the United States Armed Forces. We want to make sure that message is not forgotten this weekend.

1) This recording was made live at St. Patrick's Cathedral, during Sen. Robert Kennedy's funeral. While both of Bobby's older brothers were decorated war heroes, he served too -- enlisting in the Navy in 1943. Are you a veteran? Are there veterans in your family? (We are grateful and want to hear about it.)
Mr BC was in the Navy when we met.  After we married we moved to Key West, FL and I spent his last year of enlistment, as a Navy wife. During his 6 years he spent time on ships firing off the coast of Vietnam and was often in Japan. 

2) Memorial Day also kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food?
I don't really care to picnic, but I would say watermelon. 

3) Name a scent that reminds you of someone special in your life.
In the 60's and 70's Mr BC wore English Leather and Hai Karate.  If it were still made, I could find him in the dark.  My Mom use to wear Jean Nate during the same time.  I don't think any of it is made anymore.
4) When was the last time you had your hair cut or trimmed?
Last month, I need to go again.  I wear my hair very short.
5) Crazy Sam runs on Dunkin'. Are you loyal to a particular brand of coffee?
Not really, although I like Morning Joe from Trader Joe's when I can get it.

 6) If money was no object, what home improvement would you like to make this summer?
I would redo the kitchen, especially the slope in the floor.

7) What was the last thing you bought purely for your own enjoyment?
Mini Cinnamon rolls.

8) When was the last time you rode a bike?
I can't remember, I think it was when DD1 was in the Brownies.

9) Sam worries that many of her song selections reflect her decidedly Baby Boomer sensibilities. Is there a song or a performer that you'd like to see featured in a Saturday 9 this summer?
I am partial to FUN right now. I liked the Dixie Chicks also Tony Bennett and Justin Timberlake.


  1. I remember both the smell of English Leather and Jean Nate. Is that dating me? ;)

    I'm liking the new music like The Lumineers (Ho-hey song) fun, pink, Ed Sheehan, Adele, etc. And, funny, I was just listening to the Dixie Chicks yesterday! ;)

  2. I forgot to say that my husband, too, is a vet. He was in the Navy in the 60's.

  3. I wish I could wear my hair short, but on me it looks terrible. It accentuates my wide face way too much.

  4. Oh, a kitchen redo sounds nice. I'll have to add that to my list.

  5. My father was stationed also at Key West, but this was during WWII. He was stationed at Fishers Island NY and then transferred to a coastal defense base in Virgina and then finally at Key West. While in Key West he used to hitch a ride on the navy mail plane to Havana on weekends.
    After the threat from German U-boats were over he was transferred to New Guinea and the Philippines to an Anti-Aircraft divisions

  6. I'm liking Fun these days, too! And I normally don't like current music.

  7. I'm with you one the whole picnic thing.

  8. I have been to Key West at least a dozen times and I've never (to my knowledge) seen any of the military families. I wonder where they hang out. Or maybe the sailors just ditch their uniforms when they leave the base ... I love how eclectic your taste in music is.

  9. I also wrote a blog about Memorial Day and we have our flag out. I guess I do this because I am older and more reflective with grown children and grandchildren and have more time to be reflective.

  10. I can't wait for the watermelon to be in season. I love it and it's just not sweet enough yet. Great list of artists!

  11. I love picnics, unfortunately we don't get picnicking weather very much.

  12. I am an Army brat, but I never joined up because I suck at taking orders. Isn't that hilarious? I love Tony Bennett's voice!

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