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Thursday, March 26, 2009


I am now the proud recipient of another meme...not a bad one at that. Not tedious, not idiotic, not mundane either. Simply because it is about ME!!! Oh good gracious!

The Rules
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

I just need a minute to disseminate my life and decide what to tell you......

1. I grew up spoiled (financially), to the ridiculous point of my twin sister and I taking taxi cabs to school. Clothing was bought and "charged", the country club outings, etc. Knowing no different, I enjoyed that life - at that time. Do I miss it at this point in my life - NO!! When I left home at 18, I found out what the real world was all about - the ups and downs and struggles involved, and I would not have it any other way. I found out that love can be given and received unconditionally, an emotion that never resided within our home. I know how to clean - no housekeeper. I know how to cook - no chef here. I know how to drive - no limos for me. One friend made the comment to me (while in high school), "you don't have a home - you have a house!" At the time I thought she was totally nuts - but time and life have shown me - she was the smart one.

2. I am not skinny. Now there's a shocker. I don't consider myself fat...charmingly chubby maybe or fabulously fluffy. And shock of shocks...I'm not overly worried. I am working on losing weight gradually, but this issue does not consume my life. Come time for the bathing suit, I will grunt and groan a little and then enjoy the moment.

3. I always wanted to be a singer. I had opportunities to sing in small groups, but nothing ever resulted from those times. As time went on, being a smoker, singing became less appealing to the ear. But I allow the family to enjoy my vocal talents either in the car or from the shower - very select venues, mind you.

4. I was cross-eyed and had a club foot when I was born. Two reasons why we were put up for adoption. Our biological mother was in no situation to afford the surgeries I would need in the future. I finally had surgery on my eyes when I was 9 years old - having to drive to Pittsburgh, PA - to the Pitt Eye and Ear Hospital. As for my foot - that was corrected with the application of a cast. Now, fifty years later, the muscle which was addressed through surgery, in my eye...is weakening again, which causes some visual issues. Nothing major though...I just don't read as much as I once did.

5. I once read constantly, more biographies and non-fiction than anything else. A few classics would fall into my hands...but as my eyesight got worse, I found myself reading (for long periods) considerably less. When I vacation, I manage to get a couple of books read - basically because I am just relaxing somewhere other than HERE.

6. Well, I know I haven't had a speeding ticket in over 25 years - and to be honest with you - I DON'T KNOW WHY!! I speed everywhere - all the time. If memory serves me correctly, I managed to get out of a couple of tickets - because I had boobs. But that was a long time ago also. Today, I would have to rely on some quick wit and humor - so I'm a goner! I will have to try and slow the lead foot down a little - this I know.

As boring as this may be, I hope you found some enjoyment - a laugh or two maybe. So the following will now have to follow along....because TAG your it!

1. Happy to be From Iowa (Mnmom)
2. Mommy's Nest (Lisa)
3. Suburb Sanity (Debbie)
4. Wits and Wiggles
5. I'm Mrs. Brightside (Susan)
6. Sassy Princess (Christy)

Hope you all enjoy and participate - enquiring minds want to know!!!!!

I'll be back.........later............


Mnmom said...

So we're both singers! Let's start a group. I'll get to this soon.

Lisa said...

I always find these interesting. I'm nosy like that.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I grew up a lot like you did, but with lots of love, too. I don't mind not living like that now - I think it gave me the opportunity to learn to feel comfortable in all social situations.

Utah Savage said...

Perfect job. I love knowing these intimate details of your life. The past always fascinates me and I want to know more about that childhood of privilege. I have many questions and this peek into your past makes me think this is rich material for a book.

My mother claimed that I was born with two club feet. That my feet were folded up and I had to wear heavily armored bootie shoes with a bar in between. But there are a million photos from birth on and there are no photos of this contraption. Odd to doubt ones mother in historical info about your own infancy and toddlerhood, but I think she might have just been making up another way in which I disappointed her and how she had to spend money to correct my imperfections.

This post of yours is exactly what this type of meme us all about. I love these details.

giggles said...

Ok... Maybe this will inspire me?!

(Did you take your antique quilts out of the plastic yet??!!) ;-)

Debbie said...

Wow. I found this fascinating!
Of course, you and I are relatively new friends so I am still learning more about you daily. I really admire the fact that you grew up in such excess but have found happiness in less. And I so feel for you not being able to read as much. That would make me very, very sad. Can they do any further surgery to correct it again?

Susan said...

I finally thought of 6 things and had time to post them. Hope all is ik with your girl.