20 September 2017

2017 September Challenge: Back Where I Come From – Day 20



 
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20. Did you have a neighborhood park/playground?  Did you play there?

In the mill village in Anderson, there was a park and, yes, I most definitely played there. I loved to climb the slide and turn flips at the top of it before I slid down it.  Even after we moved to Starr, we road our bikes over there to play. It was this park where The Great ‘I Reckon’ Incident occurred when I was 15 years old.
 
 
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Wednesday Hodgepodge


1. What's something you'd rate a 10/10? Tell us why.



I would rate my Zoomie a 10/10!  Actually, I’d rate him a 1000000000/10! He is now officially and legally all mine. :) He is great on gas mileage, isn’t too tall for me to easily get into, and is a beautiful red color. I love my Zoomie and thank Heavenly Father for him very much.

2. What job would you be terrible at? What makes you think so?

I would be terrible at any job that required public speaking.  I don’t just think so, I know so. I am painfully shy. I get totally terrified just at the thought of it. I get faint, my tongue swells, my mouth goes dry, I shake all over. The works.  Thank you, Miss Cromer.

3. When did you last take a fall? What's something you're falling for (in a good way) these days?

I cannot remember any details about my last fall. As Laynie has pointed out, we’re a house full of clumsy folks and there’s always somebody falling. The last fall that still has a very painful impact on me was just before Davey left for the Marines. I fell hard on my tailbone twice in the same week and broke it. Instead of getting better, it hurts worse with each passing day. One learns to adjust.

Of course, I am always falling for David. :) Sometimes because of him, too. We’re pretty good about tripping each other up!

4. According to the Travel Channel here are some of America's best fall festivals-

National Apple Harvest Festival (near Arendtsville PA, close to Gettysburg), Harvest on the Harbor (Portland Maine), German Village Festival (Columbus Ohio), Wellfleet Oyster Fest (Cape Cod), and Wine and Chile Fiesta (Santa Fe NM)

Have you ever been to any of the festivals listed? Which one appeals to you most? Does your hometown have any sort of fall celebration, and if so will you make it a point to attend?

I have never been to any of those, but I think the apple harvest festival would appeal to me the most out of those choices.

I don’t know if there is a fall festival here or not. I lost interest in those things in this area a long time ago. All of their festivals are loaded with drinking and I don’t want to be in the midst of a crowd of drunk folks, no matter how nice they might be otherwise.



5. What is your goodbye message to summer?

Since it never really leaves here, I guess my message to it would be, “Oh, come on, already! Get on out of here!”




6. Insert your own random thought here.

Out of pain and problems have come the sweetest songs, and the most gripping stories.” ~Billy Graham

What have you reaped from your pain or problems?

I have learned that, no matter what, I will survive. I don’t know that I would call myself a fighter anymore. I’m tired of fighting. Pain may be here to stay, but so am I, it seems. Like the saying goes, “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger”. You’d be surprised what you can live through.

Thankfully, Heavenly Father has given me a high tolerance to most pain. With the health issues that I have, I should be in much more pain that I am. He is protecting me from the worst of it. For that, I am grateful.


Random Thought, Part 2:  Have any of you ever had a hope chest or started one for someone else? Any tips or suggestions for someone that has never had one, but wants to make sure her daughters do?

Have a blessed day, y’all!



Chest Image Source: Pixabay.

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19 September 2017

2017 September Challenge: Back Where I Come From – Day 19




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19. Did you have any pets in your childhood home? If so, please tell me about them. If you have a photograph of any of your childhood pets, please share.

We had several dogs along the way when I was a little girl in Anderson. They all met with untimely deaths.  The first one that I remember was a tiny little dog named Spark Plug.  He was the color of the dirt in our driveway.  Daddy came in from work one day and didn’t see Spark Plug laying in the driveway sleeping and he ran over him.  

After we moved to Starr, we only had cats.  One was named Calico and another was a black and white tuxedo kitty named Trouble. I don’t have any pictures of them.
 
 
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18 September 2017

Book Review: Raw, Quick & Delicious! 5-Ingredient Recipes in Just 15 Minutes By Douglas McNish


Raw, Quick & Delicious! 5-Ingredient Recipes in Just 15 Minutes
By Douglas McNish



We would all love to eat healthier, at least most of us would.  But, how do you eat health foods without giving up taste and variety?  Well, Raw, Quick & Delicious! 5-Ingredient Recipes in Just 15 Minutes by Douglas McNish has the answer.


There is even a recipe for brownies that are actually healthy for you.  We are from Gulf Coast Texas.  Therefore, chili is a must.  There is a recipe in Raw, Quick & Delicious! for chili made with raw ingredients. There is no cooking required.

If you or a loved one has been wanting to eat healthier but did not want to give up taste, now you can have both. We give Raw, Quick & Delicious! all five stars.  The recipes are easy to follow and there are many color photos to entice you to try the recipes.

This would make a great gift for anyone on your list!

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Book Review: 150 Best Donut Recipes: Fried or Baked By George Geary


150 Best Donut Recipes: Fried or Baked
By George Geary



If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then the way to a redneck man’s heart must entail deep-fried maple bacon donut bars.  It is a good thing that 150 Best Donut Recipes: Fried or Baked by George Geary has a recipe for that.


No matter how you love your donuts, 150 Best Donut Recipes is bound to have the right recipe for you.  It is chock full of color photos and it gives instructions that are simple to follow.  There are even step-by-step numbered illustrations for making some of the recipes.

We give 150 Best Donut Recipes all five stars.  We love it and we know you will, too.  This book will make a great holiday gift for that wannabe baker on your list.  Psst, there is even a recipe for Elvis donuts in here.

Even if you don’t know a teaspoon from a teacup, you can make these simple, easy-to-follow recipes.  


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2017 September Challenge: Back Where I Come From – Day 18


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18. Did you like your childhood home? What did you like or not like about it?

Our house at 508 Wellington Street was a cool house. The way it was laid out, we could run circles around the inside of the house.  Once, my little brothers and cousins were doing this and one of them got turned around. Two of the boys ran head on into each other. OUCH!

When we moved to Starr, it was an adventure.  We spent some time without modern amenities, but that was okay...we were living in the woods! I loved living in the woods, riding my bike through them, and playing at the creek. It was great!

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