Saturday, March 14, 2020

Saturday 9: I'll Take You Home Kathleen

I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen

Saturday 9 is a series of questions asked each week by our friend, Sam. Please stop by her blog to see how this works, read posts just like this by other bloggers and maybe even join in. 

I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen (1975)

Chosen because St. Patrick's Day is Tuesday.

Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1) This week's song is widely considered a traditional Irish ballad. Are you of Irish descent? 
No, I don't believe that we are. 
2) It's a song from a groom to his homesick bride. Who did you most recently serenade? (Yes, "Happy Birthday" counts.) 

My grand doll as she sings Happy Birthday to me each day and I return the song to her. It is cute that she thinks everyday is my birthday. 

3) Kathleen considers "home" her mother's cottage. How about you? Is "home" where you live now, or is it where you grew up? 
I consider both of those places home, but I remember my granny's house in Virginia as being the best and that could be considered home as well. 

4) St. Patrick is credited with driving snakes out of Ireland, and to this day the Irish report there are no snakes on their land. Ophiophobia is the fear of snakes. Do you suffer from ophiophobia?
I don't know that I suffer a fear of snakes, but I sure can't say that I like them. They are slimy, sneaky, and just gross!

5) Irish Americans held the first St. Patrick's Day parade on our shores in New York City in 1766. Does your town host a St. Patrick's Day parade?
Our small town does not, but places near us normally do. However, this year most parades are being cancelled due to the CoVid-19 virus.

6) Leprechauns are a symbol of St. Patrick's Day. These small Irish fairies are said to live in the forest, guarding their gold. Do you more often wear silver or gold?

Gold definitely! I prefer gold jewelry over silver, but I do have both. 

7) The signature color of St. Patrick's Day is green. Will you wear green next Tuesday? 
Of course, I will! 
8) This week's featured artist, Elvis, was the idol of millions. But not the Songfellows. In the early 1950s, a young Elvis auditioned for this gospel group and they refused him. Just as well, as the King of Rock 'n Roll did rather well for himself as a solo. Like Elvis, did you ever interview for a job that you didn't get?
Many times, but I don't mind as I always found something better. 

9) Random question: Do you believe women are more emotional than men?

Yes, I believe they are. I know men that are emotional though as well. My husband will cry at a sappy movie before I will. 


  1. My husband has never cried at a sappy movie (that I am aware of) and I have sometimes wondered about that!

  2. I like you attitude toward your job search, that you just found something better.

  3. I have heard OF this song, but do not think I have actually heard the song itself. And listening to it, I had to wonder if "home" meant that she was dying. It's a beautiful song, and I liked learning more about you.

  4. I always felt at home at my Granie's also. I think someone said "family" is home and that is right. My Granie and Papa are both gone, so that house is just that...a house. Loved your answers! Have a nice weekend!

  5. My mother's mother was Irish so I've got a wee bit of in me.
    I think my husband was probably more emotional at times than I am.

  6. Happy St. Pstrick's Day, my friend!


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