This Side of the Pond is the Hodgepodge weekly hostess. She always comes up with some of the best questions. This week her post is called Partly Hodgepodge with a chance of snow....betcha can't guess where she lives? It was 85 and glorious here yesterday. Anyways...Here are the questions for this week's Hodgepodge...and if you want to read some more....jump over to see Joyce and check out everyone's answers. Happy Wednesday!
1. Sunday was the first day of spring. So they say. Ahem.
What is your favorite outdoor springtime activity?
That is easy. Working with flowers and herbs, sitting in my rocker on the porch, driving with the windows of the car down....and now with my Project 365 offering....taking pictures. Least favorite activity - sneezing and I am doing a lot of that right now.
2. Who would you want to come into your kitchen to cook dinner for you?
Again....this is an easy one. After Frank....it would have to be Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, or Paula Dean (and her sons).
3. When did you last fly a kite?
Hummmm…how old are my kids? It was probably 10 or more years ago. Mary and I went to Pensacola a few years back and flew them….but have not since then. I almost bought one last week…..had a hankering to fly a kite in the pasture beside our house.
4. What topic puts you to sleep faster than anything?
Hockey, basketball, golf….
5. Which flowers do you associate with specific people, places, or events?
Orchids (Susan and her mom), Gerber Daisies (my mom), Heather/lavender (Kat), yellow roses (Deborah), Roses (Mary), Peppermint Azaleas/Camilias (My dad).
6. What significant historical events took place during your elementary school days? Where can I start? My elementary years were very tumultuous.
Where do I begin? There was the Cuban Missile Crisis, J. F. Kennedy was assassinated, Bobby Kennedy was assassinated, M.L. King assassination, man walked on the moon, Woodstock, Vietnam, Korea. George Wallace running for President, Little Rock Nine, Desegregation, and I could go on....but then so could many of you. "It was the best of times....it was the worst of times."
7. Do you swear? Do you pseudo-swear? (You know crap, shoot, friggin'?)
I am ashamed to say I have been known to do them both. I teach high school and sometimes after putting up with the c_ __ __ all day, I blow. I prefer pseudo-swearing over the real McCoy …but that does not always happen. Thank God I am a Christian and He will forgive me when I ask for it.
8. Pierce Harris had a profound thought when he said that a “Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things.” I have a box of such treasured things I have had for years. A dried flower from a corsage, an article out of a paper, an old obituary, a rock from Ireland….etc. Do you have a memory box? What is in yours?
To Joey, With Love....WINNER!
11 months ago