1) Subways can be bright and noisy. Do you need it dark and quiet before you can fall asleep?
Usually. I can go to sleep with all sorts of noise if really tired...as I did yesterday when I took a nap while Husband watched the playing kids. Occasionally, I am afraid of the dark.
2) In this song, Petula encourages her lover to talk it out instead of walking out. Do you usually remain reasonable during a disagreement?
Yes, always. To the point that it might seem like I am not paying attention...I generally think deeply about the other person's viewpoint (even if they think I am refusing to listen).
3) Petula was a child star in England during WWII. Her BBC broadcasts were very popular with the British troops, who nicknamed her The Singing Sweetheart. Soldiers pasted her photo onto their tanks for luck as they went into battle. Do you have any little rituals or good luck charms that calm/comfort you when you're afraid?
Well. I make sure that we say that we all love each other before seperating....that's about it. I generally don't do anything with "luck" or verging on superstition.
4) Now 84, she recently told London's Daily Mail that she's surprised and thrilled to have found love again with a new man. Do you believe you'll ever be too old for romance?
My Husband and I have been together for a long time and romance is important to me. I don't think I would start another relationship if he were to pass...I don't think I am wrong about this. I have "moved on" after a few tragic/tragedy relationships...I hate the phrase "moved on" as far as a positive relationship.
5) Her family is far flung. She lives in London, her middle daughter is in Paris, her son is in Los Angeles and her oldest daughter lives in New York with Petula's two grandchildren. Who is your nearest friend or relative? Which one is farthest away?
Our nearest friend moved to our town to be near us. The closest relatives I miss are not that far away but finances or other factors have kept me from seeing them.
6) In 1967, when this song was popular, Rolling Stone published its first issue. John Lennon was on the cover. Publisher Jann Wenner reports that, either individually or as a group, the members of The Beatles have appeared on the most Rolling Stone covers. What's the first Beatle song that comes to mind?
"Come Together." I really like it as performed by Michael Jackson. The assassination of Lennon makes me sad because I feel he could have done much for World Peace. Inevitably, I am now watching a documentary on the day John Lennon died.
7) In 1967, Star Trek was in its second season on NBC. Who is your favorite Star Trek character?
Kirk, Kahn or the man in Star Trek Nemesis. The characters who were confident most of the time.
8) RANDOM QUESTION: When you slip into jeans or slacks, which foot do you put in first?
9) As you considered #8, did you mime pulling on your pants?
No, but I did mentally picture the process.