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Weekend Trivia: Saturday

Posted by cyn427 z7aN. VA (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 11, 12 at 8:23

Good morning all.

It is a lovely morning here. We had a little rain last night and it is not quite as hot as it has been. The monster pup is already here this morning since son is working and his sweetie is off for the day to a friend's river house down near the bay. I am about to sit down with the paper and my tea, although I should probably get to the weeding and planting while it is still cool.

So, for today-one of my small enjoyments every year is seeing who TIME magazine names as its person of the year. It is usually a man, although twice it has been given to inanimate objects. Once was the computer and the other was our endangered Earth. Every now and then a woman is named. The first time this happened was in 1936. Can you name her?

If you are all as smart as usual, I have a second question on this topic, so don't despair. With luck, you will be amused a little bit today.

Cynthia


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RE: Weekend Trivia: Saturday

Wow, no responses yet. I have a thought, but I'm more than a little fuzzy when it comes to historical dates, so I'll have to think about it a little bit more. The lady I'm thinking of may have come to prominence a bit later than 1936. Or not.

I'll lay low for a while and see which way the wind is blowing on this one.

TM


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Our weather has been beautiful for three days, mid to high 70s and low humidity. I've been out working in the gardens and yard early until late each day, including moving hoses as no rainfall this past week and gardens were very dry.

1936, me thinks that this is an infamous lady from the U.S. who moved abroad.


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I was up and out early this morning with my neighbor, just got home. With the above hint :) I'm thinking she was that divorcee.

Annette


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She certainly set a change of events into motion!

Have I mentioned this week how much I love Paris? Yes, I think I could live happily as an ex-pat.

Cynthia


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Oh, I'm finally here!! I was (almost) late to work this am, and had no time to check this out. Hmmm....1936? I have no idea about dates, but I do remember a singer who went to Paris?? Can't think of her name or why precisely....

It is lovely here!! Below 30C!!! It RAINED!!!!!! Yesterday and most of last night, several inches, I believe. The earth is saying Thank You!!

I need more clues!!

Nancy.


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Nothing's clicking with me yet. I'm probably going to need a very big clue held right in front of my face.

TM


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Just got back from taking our neighbor's mail to them. They were away for a week. Of course, here I am in shorts and an old tee shirt, filthy from gardening. I should know better. They are always dressed nicely-really, I have never seen any of them looking the least bit sloppy or dirty. Me? Definitely not a stylish woman-not thin or rich either. ;)

Nancy, if you are thinking Josephine Baker, she isn't the one. She had quite a different style from today's subject. Heehee. I did see her chateau, though. No, the woman named by TIME really did change history. She also had the same number of husbands as Marilyn Monroe-surprising during that time. She, however, stuck with the last one.

Cynthia


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I just finished watching Midnight in Paris - not my cup of tea, I really do hate Woody Allen I guess, but I loved the sights of Paris. And you're right, I was thinking Josephine Baker, especially after that movie!! But rich and thin has me in a completely different direction. Very sad really, that he gave everything up for her, and they say the love did not last. He even betrayed his own country. And this is why his niece will never step down for her son!! imho.

Nancy.


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Nancy, I've never given it much thought, but you could very well be right.

Annette


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I am with you on Midnight in Paris. Loved the scenes of the city and the basic premise, but hated every minute that Owen Wilson was on the screen. I think Woody Allen directed him to play Woody Allen rather than a character. Not a fan of Allen or Wilson. Oh well.

Will be back to see if Bobbie and TM come in with their answers.

Cynthia


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Wait no longer for me. My final answer is bupkes. No stars for this boy today. My first and only thought was Eleanor Roosevelt, but she doesn't seem to fit any of the clues.

TM


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I always wondered how bupkes was spelled!!

Nancy.


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****for Annette and Nancy. Bobbie, you, too? Your clue was rather broad, so I am not positive, but I suspect you got it.

Yes, Wallis Simpson was the person of the year in 1936. I personally think the abdication was a good thing when you see the strength demonstrated by the new king and queen during the war. Not sure David (Edward) would have done so well. I suspect Elizabeth would love to outlast Victoria's record!

The back-up I had was who was the only person named three times? Lots of folks had the honor twice, but only FDR got it 3 times.

Thanks for playing. Have a wonderful week.

Cynthia


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Yes, I was talking about Wallis Simpson, thanks for the stars. Sorry I did not get back later to add more clues, even talked on our evening walk of a clue to post. When we got home I was so tired I went right to bed.

I loved Midnight in Paris. I didn't care much for WA early movies but have been a fan since at least 'Annie Hall'. Owen Wilson was an excellent Woody Allen!


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Ahhh, Bobbie - Chacun a son Gout!!! The world would be a boring place otherwise!!

Nancy.


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