Wednesday Hodgepodge


1. What reveals more about a woman-her refrigerator or her purse?

Purse. It’s where I keep my pictures, medication for an emergency headache, keys, cell phone, date book, Tide Pen, regular ink pen, pad of paper, etc. Yes, my life is in that purse!

2. When was the last time you went to the zoo? Where? What’s your favorite zoo animal?

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My favorite animals are the elephants. Below is a picture of a baby elephant in the herd. All the other Mommies watched after the baby while it played in the water. I am not sure who took this shot. It probably was my friend, Bernie.

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Last summer I went to the Zoo in Berlin with my friend, Bernie. It was a really hot day in Germany, which explains the two beers I imbibed while viewing the animals.

3. What social issue fires you up?

Currently, the way Washington and the President are spending money. I fear that my daughter or any grandchildren I may have, will not know the America I grew up in. As it is, everyone’s taxes have gone sky high, while our dollar is in the basement!

4. Are you a coupon clipper? If so, are you extreme?

I used to coupon clip like crazy. Now, not so much. Since joining Weight Watchers three years ago, I have been eating mostly fresh foods, and there are very few coupons for that.

5. What is one of your favorite souvenirs brought back from your travels?

Let’s see. Part of the Berlin wall that Hubby and I chizzled right after they wall fell. Also a poster of Germany, that we had placed on poster-board and is hanging in our hallway. But the best Souvenir? Shubi!

Shubi and mom

The photo above was the first time I held her in my arms. Shubi was born in Landshut on a farm, and when I saw her for the first time she was in the kitchen of Frau Lanzinger. It was love at first sight for us both.


Soon it was time to take her back to the USA. Here we are in the old Munich Airport waiting to go. Shubi loved to travel and went back to Germany three times to visit her brother, who lived with our friends. Just this past year, her brother Toni passed away. Sadly, Shubi left us back in 2006.

I hadn’t planned on getting my very first Dackel during that trip. We’d gone over to see our friends in Bavaria, and drove to Landshut and there she was!

6. Lemon meringue or key lime?

Key Lime for sure!

7. What is the most beautiful word you know in any language?


8. Insert your own random thought here.

Joanne is home!!! Now the real work, the real challenges begin. Joanne will need all of our love, our prayers and our support, as she fights back to regain her life. Please stop on over at her blog and leave her a message of encouragement and love. Joanne and her family are such wonderful people and continue to need our support!

And lastly, today is my step-daughter’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Jessica! Love you!

5 thoughts on “Wednesday Hodgepodge”

  1. I really like this post for some reason. Maybe it’s because Shubi is in it! I so loved her!
    Have a happy day Jessica!
    More rain here I fear! Love YOU, Mel

  2. I´ve never had a Key Lime, that´s why my answer was lemon meringue. Do you have a good recipe? 🙂
    Shubi is a good souvenir…for sure!

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