Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we’ve committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do “random questions,” so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don’t have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today’s meme!
If you’re not familiar with today’s song, you can hear it here.
1) Recorded by Johnny Cash, “Ring of Fire” was written by his wife, June Carter. Johnny’s daughter Roseanne says it’s about “the transformative power of their love.” What’s your favorite love song? Keeper of the Stars by Tracy Byrd – it was our first dance at our wedding!
2) Though more than 50 years old, this song is still popular today. Country Music Television named it one of the best and most requested of all time. Are you a country music fan? not really
3) This recording features mariachi horns, inspired by Mexican folk music. Have you ever been to Mexico? no
4) Cash’s birth certificate said, “J. R. Cash,” and “J.R.” is what his parents always called him. When he enlisted in the Air Force, Uncle Sam refused to let him simply go by initials, so he chose the name “John.” If you could choose a different name for yourself, what would it be? I like my name, so I wouldn’t change it.
5) Cash and his first wife, Vivian, had their first date at a roller skating rink. Tell us about one of your first dates. Oh geez…… I think we went to a movie, but I have no clue what we saw…it was so long ago!
6) Cash died in September, 2003, four months after he lost his second wife, and love of his life, June. The cause of death given was complications from diabetes, but his children believe he died of a broken heart. Do you think that’s possible? I do
7) Cash was known as “The Man in Black.” What color do you wear most often? purple
8) There’s a Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville. What’s the last museum you visited? I think it was the Gerald Ford one, but only because it had some Art Prize entries
9) A stretch of Tennessee Highway 31E is known as “Johnny Cash Parkway.” What street in your town is named for a famous person? M6 is also know as the Paul B. Henry Freeway – *edited to add the reason…* Paul B. Henry was our Congressman in MI back in the 80′s who as he was being re-elected to his 5th term was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He battled his cancer for 9 months and died at the age of 51.