Wednesday Hodgepodge


1. What is something that bothers you if it is not done perfectly?

Having my bed made. I like my bed sheets and blanket laid smooth and tucked in properly.

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When I had my retinal detachment, Hubby made the bed and he “tried”, but the sheets were not smooth and it drove me nuts! I did appreciate the attempt though.

2. What is one of your best childhood memories.
Being on the beaches in my hometown of Falmouth, Massachusetts. I loved Surf Drive Beach. Swimming, playing in the sand, and also riding my bike all around the town. My sister, my cousin, Aunts, Uncles and family. Summers on Cape Cod were the best!
3. Do you plan to watch the Royal Wedding and when was the last time you wore a hat?
I do plan to watch the Royal Wedding, but I doubt I will wear a hat. Although I did wear a rather British type of hat when I married Hubby.


I wear hats every winter to stay warm and dry!

4. Where do you fall in the birth order in your family? Do you think this has influenced your personality?
I am the baby in the family.


The one who talks like crazy, wants to be older than they are and got left when my brother and sister grew up, got married and left home! After that I think I felt determined to get out into the world quickly. I still am a chatterbox and I still sort of feel older than I am.

5. Where do you think you spend most of your money?
Fuel oil and groceries. Since we heat our home with oil, and also put gal in our cars we spend a lot of money on oil.

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Groceries have been going up as well, so our bills there increase each month. Of course taxes too. Sad but I think the government better get themselves under control. The average person won’t be able to afford to live soon.

6. When you need to confront someone would you rather communicate in person, on the phone, by email or by letter? Why?
I’d rather do it in person, unless I plan never to see this person and then a long thought out letter is written, saved and then reread a day or two later.

If I am still feeling like that then I send it.

7. Dodge ball, freeze tag, kickball or jump rope? You have to pick one.
I think I liked freeze tag best. We played that a lot in our back yard when I was a kid. Remember, Mel and Janet?
8. Insert your own random thought here.

Joanne took another trip home with her therapists to see what moderation’s need to be made in the house to accommodate her. Joanne’s Dad has been working hard and so there is actually very little to be done. They are hoping that by the end of the month she will be released and then will have out patient therapy. When I think of how Joanne began her year, I am so thankful that she will soon be home with her girls and her husband once again!

7 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge”

  1. Yes, Freeze Tag and Red Light, Green Light and Flashlight Tag! Those were the days! Love YOU, Mel

  2. That is a great family photo! We had great big games of tag in our neighborhood growing up…mostly I remember the sense of freedom and time not mattering. I wish every child had happy growing up memories.

    Enjoy the wedding-I’ll be watching too : )

  3. If it can comfort you it’s the same here and petrol is even more expensive. There are more and more poors and if you don’t owe a house I wonder how people manage with their pension ! We fortunately have an electric central heating system, so we are rather happy with that. When we had our house built there was the first petrol crisis in 73 and we weren’t even allowed to use our cars on sundays ! That’s why we decided for electric. Of course we get a special price for the heating.

  4. love that picture of you, Mel & Dickie LOL! And yes, you’re right, that was a perfect back yard to play in! And all those wild blackberries 🙂

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