Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hodge Podge Kicking Off Fall

Welcome to the Wednesday Hodgepodge! Add your link at the end of Joyce's post by clicking here  and then be a good neighbor and go say hi to the bloggers linking around you. Here are my answers for the week-

1. What's one thing that's still the same about you as when you were young?
I am terrified of high bridges over water.  I saw an accident once involving a draw bridge and water and have feared them ever since.  I used to dream about being on a bridge and when it peaked there being nothing there.  The Coronodo Bay Bridge in San Diego almost did me in.  I drove over it singing like a mad woman.

2. What's more important-history or science? Why?
I have to agree with Joyce.  History tells us where we have been and what not to do again.  Science is important too because it is where the cures for diseases comes from. 

3. Lima, kidney, string, garbanzo, black, or pinto-your favorite bean?
I like kidney, chili, black, green and pinto beans to the point that with some cornbread or a hush puppie, and a slice of onion I have a happy meal.  I detest lima beans and butter beans.  I think they are nasty. 

4. What's something people come to your town to do?
Oh come on.  I live in Rock Mills, AL.  The population is less than 1,000.  People come to my town to visit family members and once a year attend the big....and I mean it is big....Pottery Festival.  Every first and third Saturday they may come to set up or browse through Wehadkee Trade Days at the old mill.

5. When was the last time you were in a meeting? Sum it up for us in five words or less.
Board meeting on the fourth Sunday at my church(last week).  Discussed events and money issues.

6. What special event would you like a VIP pass to attend?
I would love to see the Eagles, The Olympics, The Special Olympics, APresidential Ball.

7. What's one piece of advice you'd give a writer?
Keep a notebook with you at all time and jot down your "aha" moments. You never know when they will be a springboard into a great story.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Have you ever visited The Wall in Washington D.C.?  I have been there several times and each time I feel a different emotion cursing through me.  I wear an MIA bracelet for a soldier who is listed on the wall and the first time I touched his name it was electrifying.  I have visited it at night and in the day time.  Each time I leave with tears in my eyes.  All of the monuments for our veterans leave me feeling this way....but for some reason....the Korean and Vietnam Walls take my breath away.  Have you ever been?  If you ever have the chance to visit them you should....and don't forget to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Everyone should visit D.C. once in their lives.  Have a blessed day!


April said...

Karen...I could not agree with you more about the Wall in D.C.! One of the most moving sights I've ever visited! I think it's imperative as Americans that we visit our Nation's capital. Makes a lasting impression on me every single time.

Conny said...

For you, I don't recommend the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Hampton Roads/Norfolk area in Virginia either ... YIKES!!

I have yet to be at The Wall - but other such memorials do always touch my heart. I want to see the one in DC some day.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like the Wall in DC is like the memorial spaces and gardens we have here in England and on the continent. There is a huge memorial at the Menin Gate at Ypres in Belgium with thousands and thousands of names on them. It serves to remind us of the futility of war. I just wish we would learn our lesson.

Mary Cooper said...

YS and his g'friend are going to the Eagles' Concert next month. I would've liked to have gone, but the tickets were really pricey.
I also agree with you about the Wall & the Korean memorial. DC is an amazing place that all Americans should visit at least once in their lives.


Wow....a presidential ball!!! That is a great answer if you ask me.

I remember the first time I had black beans and that was at a Mexican restaurant, I ordered a burrito and cut into it with a fork and the black ooze came out and I almost lost it. Right there.

As for bridges....I used to fear them....especially the ones with the iron work above and beside you....I'm getting used to them in Texas [Corpus Christi by the way] and we have a bridge that crosses the harbor ---it's the 2nd highest in the state [to make room for ships to pass under]

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Well that is a very long bridge and your should be proud of yourself for driving over it! A pottery festival sounds like fun. I would love to see the Eagles too, great music.....
No I haven't been to the wall but would love to see it. DC is on my bucket list.

Joyce said...

I've been to The Wall many times, and it never fails to bring me to tears. So moving!

We lived in Annapolis for many years, and a lot of people couldn't handle the drive across the Bay Bridge. I personally love it-my favorite bridge!, but I understand people who have that fear. They have drivers who will drive your car across (I guess you can close your eyes) and get you to the other side.

The Bug said...

I'm probably just being mean, but I really would like to see a video of you singing like a mad woman while you cross a bridge :)

Marla said...

The pottery festival sounds pretty cool! I admire artisans who still create unique pieces. I saw the Eagles back in my college days AND then again about 4 years ago. They ARE awesome and worth the ticket price! So, if they come anywhere near you then you really should go!