Saturday 9: Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (1963)
Unfamiliar with this song? Hear it here.
2) Our camper is afraid of both bears and alligators. What animal scares you? I am afraid of squirrels. I know this is a silly fear and I bear squirrels no ill will. It's just that when I was a little girl, my dad told me about a kid who was liked to feed squirrels (which he caught me doing) and was bit by a rabid one. Dad went into graphic detail about the -- what was it? 111? -- shots the boy endured, and that has really stayed with me.
3) One of his fellow campers developed poison ivy rash. Have you ever experienced redness and itching caused by poison ivy or poison sumac? Nope.
4) Early in his career, Allan Sherman created the game show I've Got a Secret, which became a big hit. What's your all-time favorite TV game show? A few years ago I became obsessed with the original, 1950s episodes of What's My Line. A cable channel showed them every day as I was getting ready for work. I love the host, John Daly. He was so genial and friendly.
9) Random question: Have you ever gone on to have a platonic relationship with a former lover? Only once. We dated one summer when my "real" boyfriend had been behaving abominably. I knew in the back of my mind that I'd get back with my "real" boyfriend and, to my everlasting regret, I did. But the nice guy I dated that summer really liked me. He's stayed in touch all these years. I've been invited to the high school graduations of all four (4!) of his children. I still get a Christmas card. I'm very proud of how I handled that breakup. I must have done good.