I know it’s December because there is heavy snow in the forecast. December is the most active month for blizzards along with February. In a bad year, any day from late fall to nearly summer are potential snow days. I hope this isn’t a bad year but we’ve potentially got a foot or more of snow this week. I want them to be wrong.
What news event do you vividly remember hearing about as a child, and where were you?
I remember hearing (on the radio) that we were losing the war in Korea. I remember listening to the election of Dwight D. Eisenhower. I remember when the Dodgers won the World Series in Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. I remember John F. Kennedy’s election. I was 13. I watched the debates and the election. It was the first time we had a televised election. It was a squeaker and took until the following morning to know that John Kennedy had just barely won. Yet he became incredibly popular once he was IN office.
I remember his assassination. I remember being in a daze. I was 16, in my Freshman year at college. It was unreal.
Then I remember having a baby, Jeffrey’s heart attack, getting on the plane with Owen to go to Israel. The ride in the taxi to Jerusalem from the airport. I remember being there when they signed the King David Treaty and that Saddam died just a couple of weeks later (assassination) followed 10-days later by Dayan’s death.
I remember 9/11.
And I will never forget these past four year and this pandemic.
What is a Christmas song that makes you cringe?
I can’t think of any. I just don’t like badly performed music of any kind. You get a lot of “modern updates” to classic tunes. It makes my ears hurt. At least play the originals.
What is one place you shop(ped prior to COVID) that might have surprised people?
I didn’t shop except for the half price sales at Kohl’s. I hit the online market very early.
What is your least favorite holiday side dish?
Turnips. Tasteless and a weird texture. No matter what you do to them, they never taste good.