The Memorial Day 2020 Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Jewel Food Stores. A store within a store!

I worked at Jewel for a year and a half when I was in high school, and hated every minute of it.

Happy Memorial Day weekend! This is considered the unofficial start of summer here in the US, and it’s also a day to remember the fallen men and women in the Armed Forces. In recent years, it’s become a day when we thank all our veterans, although the holiday for that is Veterans Day on November 11. If you’re a veteran or on active duty or someone in your family is, thank you for your service.

It’s been a fun-filled and exciting week here. Okay, I’m exaggerating a little. I think I’ll let you be the judge. Here’s the summary for the week.

It was a freebie day, and I shared the entire Herb Alpert album Whipped Cream And Other Delights. It was an influential album in 1966 when it came out and sounds almost as good today, especially if you get one of the remastered albums.

This week’s questions: what I resent paying for, the most unsettling film I’ve seen, whether I judge people, and how I’d finish a sentence.

Yacht Rockster Kenny Loggins was the featured artist.

Saw a funny one-liner on Twitter and just had to share it.

I wrote about my desktop computer being very slow, and the steps I took this week to speed it up. I’m sending it out to have more memory and a 1 TB solid-state drive installed. I’m still waiting on the box to pack it in, which will probably arrive Tuesday, Wednesday at the latest.

In my recently-concluded battle, Gary Hoey beat Thin Lizzy.

We visited KLCN in Blytheville, Arkansas and played their Top 10 from May 21, 1956.

Did a little Chicago TV history and talked about Chatter, a chimpanzee who was a children’s TV star, the emphasis on was.

No surprises are in store for this week, unless I get a bug up my rear end about something.

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And that wraps up this edition of The Week That Was. See you in the funny papers!

11 thoughts on “The Memorial Day 2020 Week That Was

  1. I caught up! What a week. We went from using heat on Friday to air conditioning yesterday. I have been in very bad shape so I just feel horrible…the pain


    1. We have days where we start with the furnace on and end with the air conditioning. We used to have days like that in Chicago, too, come to think of it. Take care of yourself!


    1. I know there were some Jewel stores in Michigan (in the Holland/Saugatuck area), but did they make it to AA? Just curious… It was “da Joolz” on the South Side…

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  2. Hi John – our Remembrance Day is in November … but I always remember all those who’ve lost family or friends over time – especially in these troubling times. Interesting to see the Jewel Store clip – and funny to see your thoughts on your (horrible!) first job.

    Stay safe and all he best Hilary


    1. November 11? Here, it became Veteran’s Day because we already had Memorial Day to remember the Armed Forces members who died in battle. It started after the Civil War, where November was the end of World War I.

      I worked in the Produce section, and due to Illinois law all of the produce had to be shrink-wrapped and weighed before it was sold (the exceptions being potatoes and bags of apples and oranges. It was a real pain. I was never really good at it, it was gross when we found a rotting piece of fruit or vegetable, and occasionally you’d run across a bug. We used to find black widow spiders in the boxes of bananas…


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