It's another Wednesday Hodgepodge with some good questions from Joyce. Copy the questions from her right here and link to her blog with your answers!
1. Growing up, were you close to your grandparents?
In all honesty, I do not believe I was as close to my grandparents as our grandkids are to us now. Maybe when I was much younger. Our cousins who lived in the same town with them saw them more often and were much closer to our grandparents.
Tell us one or two specific things you remember about them.
I loved my Granny - my mother's mother. When Granny hugged you, you were caught up in those arms and buried in her breast. She was loving and had a beautiful laugh; she was generous, a good cook, and she gave good gifts. We loved to go to Granny's house and for her to come to ours.
She was anxious for our welfare. I will never forget the day I hopped on my cousin's motorcycle and I was such a smarty pants at 19 that when he tried to explain the gears, I informed him my car was a standard and I knew about gears. HA! When I pressed the handle for the gas, I took off and headed across the street, through a few lawns, back across the street, through a few more lawns and a bush. All in first gear. Finally, I tipped over. All the while Granny was waving her arms and yelling, "can't somebody stop her? Stop her!!" A hilarious memory and I can always hear the cry of Granny as the rest is a blur. My cousin and everybody else who was there laughs about it to this day. I just continue to be thankful at the way God has kept me throughout my life in my dumbness!
Was there a reason my arms were outstretched?
My Granny gave me the pink dress I'm wearing in this pic
for my 7th birthday. And I'm holding up the Bible my parents
gifted me with for my birthday.
With my Granny and my Mom about a year before my Mom passed.
Granny passed away about seven days after Mom.
A doll. I have no idea whatever happened to my doll. Most of our toys seemed to disappear each time we moved. Hmmmmmmm. Hey! But I do still have the Bible!
Playing dress up in Mama's dress and heels
because Mommies don't wear shorts! At least none
of the mommies I knew.
3. When you look out your window, do you see the forest or the trees (literally and figuratively)? Explain.
There are trees behind us and how I wish we had more of them. I would love to have a yard full of trees. Looking outside my window, maybe I sometimes see the work that needs to be done instead of simply enjoying the wide open view. In life I sometimes do see the details in the circumstances more than the big picture, but I usually come around to the big picture. This life is temporary and Heaven is waiting for me. (I'm interested to read everybody else's answers to this.)
4. Do you like sour candies? No. Which of the 'sour' foods listed below would you say is your favorite?
grapefruit, Greek yogurt, tart cherries, lemons, limes, sauerkraut, buttermilk, or kumquats
Tart cherries would be the favorite, but I like some of the others listed. Greek yogurt mixed with granola and fruit is good, sauerkraut is all right, buttermilk is great for baking and I used to like it mixed with cornbread.
Have you ever eaten a kumquat? No. I do remember hearing some mention of kumquats in a W. C. Fields movie clip. What's your favorite dish containing one of the sour foods on the list? That would be cherry pie.
5. July 1st marked the mid point of 2017. In fifteen words or less, tell us how it's going so far.
2017 has been expensive thus far. The best news of 2017: DH's surgery was successful. (Exactly 15 words.)
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Speaking of 2017 being more than half over now, I am looking forward to Fall. However, I am savoring the time for now and not trying to rush the seasons. All too soon it will be Thanksgiving, then Christmas and another new year.
We had some sweet little visitors Monday night and Tuesday. They found the toy box first thing Tuesday morning.
Brady and Noah called to bring us up to speed on what was going on in their world. They were very excited to tell us about their Dad's safari in Africa and sent a few pics. I have no idea where in the house he will put his newest trophy. I'm sorry if the pic offends, but this blog is a journal of events in our family.