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1.     On December 5, 1901, Walt Disney was born.  Have you been to Disneyland or Disney World?  Can you share a favorite Disney memory?

I went a long, long, time ago before all the extras were added. Although they did have Epcot. I’m actually going in January with my daughter’s family. I’m so excited to have this time with my grandchildren! I’m counting down the days.


2.     The first roller coaster attraction at Walt Disney World was Space Mountain.  Do you/did you like roller coasters?

I’ve been on Space Mountain, and I used to go on Roller Coasters. I no longer do, however. I do not like the feeling. But, if Quinn wants to ride on the Kiddie Coaster, I will go on that with him.

3.     The very first fairy tale that Walt Disney made a cartoon about was Little Red Riding Hood.  Did you enjoy fairy tales when you were a youngster or did they scare you?  Did you have a favorite?

I’ve always loved Fairy Tales. No, they didn’t scare me at all, although Bambi made me cry. My favorite Fairy Tale? Snow White, Mary Poppins, Cinderella. I loved them all.

4.     In Lady & the Tramp, Tramp’s real name was Butch!  Do you have nicknames for your fur-babies and/or for your children?

I do have funny nicknames for all the dogs. Arnie is “Mr. Arnie Man“, also he is called, “The Man/Boy“. Anneliese (pronounced Ahna-Lee-Sah), has the nicknames “Lisa-Marie“, “Lisa“, and “Bibi-Ann“. Lili is simple and straightforward. “Lili-Beans“,” Miss Bean-a-reen-o“, “Miss Beans“.

5.     I can’t let this day go by without respecting George H.W. Bush, as he lays in state in the Rotunda of our Capital today.  He was our 41st President and only the second father to have a son follow him as President of the United States.  President Bush loved his colorful socks.  I bought Joe a pair of George H.W. Bush socks for Christmas one year.  I know Myra has a pair… any other bloggers checking in today who have a pair of the Presidential socks in a drawer at home?  How do you feel about colorful socks?

I’m so straight-laced that I don’t own anything too wild. Although in recent years I have started to actually wear Paisleys.

6. Please tell us something random about your week!

Well, I took down the tree, got all the lights off of it, which was tricky because 20 years ago when a tree was self-lit, they clamped the lights into the branches. I had to cut each and every one off! It took me forever! In the process, I discovered the second set of lights was also bad.

So, I hopped on over to Job Lots and bought two 100 light strings, and after lunch, I set about decorating the tree. I think it came out better than the first!



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1.  On November 28th, 1995, President Bill Clinton ended the 55 MPH nationwide speed limit that began in 1974 as an energy saving measure during the Mid-East oil embargo.  If you are old enough to remember this (I sure am) did it make you happy?  Do you have a heavy foot when driving or does 55 MPH sound good to you?

I do not have a heavy foot when driving but always felt that 55 was a silly speed limit on highways built for 65-70 miles an hour. Currently in New Hampshire, several of our highways are 70 mph. Otherwise, 65 on State highways is the norm.

2.  You are home alone on a rainy/snowy Sunday afternoon.  What Christmas movie will you watch?

Oh I love so many. First I love, “It’s A Wonderful Life”. After that, I love “The Bishops Wife”. Jack and I both enjoy “A Christmas Story” and we even visited the house in Ohio a few years back! I also love “Love Actually”.


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3.  What is something you have tried that you will never try again?

Roller coasters. I hate the feeling, in fact, I have dreams about being on roads that are roller coasters and often wake feeling sick. I think I will go on the kiddie coasters at Disney with Quinn!

4.  Today is National French Toast Day!!  Will you have some?  Do you like French Toast?

Nope! I started the Atkins DIet and I haven’t cheated at all and I am seeing real results. (I do love French Toast!)

5.  The Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center will be lighted today, as will the one at the White House in Washington, D.C.  Do you have your tree up and is it lighted?  Have you ever been in New York City or Washington, D.C. to see the trees all lit up during the holidays?

Yes, we do have out little tree up. Looks so pretty in the window against the snow. I haven’t been to tree lightings in big cities. I’m afraid I have a fear of large crowds. No rhyme or reason. I just do.

6.  Tell us something random about this week of yours.

Well, I got my Christmas Cards addressed and mailed and paid our taxes! Today, since it is snowing still I am doing laundry and trying to catch up on some housework!


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We’re joining Terri at Your Friend From Florida

1.  With the holidays coming, what is your most essential appliance to help you prepare for the celebrations?

The oven, of course. So much of what I do is done by cooking or baking in the oven.

2.  What is your favorite (clean) word?

Well, the one I say a lot (too much) is “you know“? (I know that’s two, but I say it far too much!) The word I believe is my favorite is “Love“.

3.  Are you a good judge of character?

I try to be, but what I do is bring people home to meet my dachshunds. They are the best judges of character. If they don’t like someone, I head the other way.

I do have a certain moral code I live by and I would expect anyone I have a long-term relationship to share those values.

4. What is the last thing you took a picture of? Can you share it with us?

I took this picture so I could show my sister and cousin a necklace I bought at the Christmas Bazaar. It was on a jewelry table and I got it for $1.00! It is blown glass, actually quite heavy and I love it!


5. Tomorrow, November 15, is Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. How do you intend to celebrate?

Hmmmm. I guess I will clean out the fridge! lol! Actually, we are going out to lunch with our neighbor. We seem to be doing lunch a lot lately. That’s fine with me!

6. Tell us something random about your week!

Well, today seven of us from our WW Class will be going out for lunch. Two of us are celebrating our sixtieth birthdays, and so we chose the Wednesday in the middle to celebrate them both! Isn’t that a nice thing?


The Birthday Cards are building up. I am waiting to open them until Saturday the actual day of my birth!

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It’s all about – What, what, what???

What is your claim to fame?

My cooking. Most people know that I love to cook and I like to believe that most people like what I cook.

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What is something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

Cook! In this day and age when people believe cooking is heating things up in a microwave, I like getting all the ingredients and making things from scratch!

What did you think you would grow out of but haven’t?

My wonder of snow. I love to go out, in the middle of a snowfall and stand and listen to the silence. There is something wonderful about the way snow muffles all sounds. It’s magical!

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What is the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well?

I don’t know, people would say getting married at 17 was pretty dumb, but we had two wonderful children, and I have two fabulous grandchildren, so even though the marriage didn’t work out, look at all we have! And in the end, my former husband and I are friends.

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?

I wouldn’t. I’m sort of attached to my name now. For many years I didn’t care for my name. However, as time has gone on, my name has grown on me. It’s who I am.

What is something random you can tell us about this week?

I had my biopsy on Tuesday and there are now three small stitches in my brow. They come out on Tuesday next week. I’m a little sore tonight, but I hope by tomorrow I will be fit as a fiddle!



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It is all about Halloween!

This week I am starting to follow Terri at Your Friend From Florida, for The Wednesday Medley!

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Happy Halloween to you all! I hope the day is nice and warm and dry, so all the witches and goblins can go out trick-or-treating and not freeze and get soaked. A few years back we actually had snow!

1. You’re in a horror movie. Are you the final person left, the first to die, the comic relief, the skeptic, the smart one, or the killer?

Oh, I am the comic relief. Or at least I would hope. I have worked hard all my life to make people laugh.

2. While watching scary movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, the person with their eyes covered the whole time or the person who falls asleep?

Probably fall asleep. When I was young, these movies terrified me, but now, ho-hum. Time for a nap!

3. If you were dared to spend the night in a “haunted house”, would you do it?

Sure. I like spirits and I think it would be fun! It would be especially fun if my cousin Janet, and my sister Melodie, were with me!

4. Favorite horror monster or villain?

Oh goodness, that is hard. I’m not really into that genre. I guess the Wicked Witch of the West!


A relative of mine, I’m sure!

5. Favorite horror or Halloween-themed song?

6. Tell us something random about your week.

I went out yesterday to do a little browsing. I wanted to buy a new chair for the family room, along with a small sofa. Now I must tell you, I have not shopped for furniture for a very long time. I was shocked at the prices!

I came home feeling rather defeated, but then I had an idea. We have a sectional sofa in our formal living room. That room is pretty much a catch-all room and I told Jack that I thought it was time to move the sectional into the family room.

We now have a formal guest room all set aside, so we don’t need to keep the sectional (which also has a queen size hide-a-bed) in the room we never use. So as soon as we can get some help to move the furniture, the sectional will come out here and this used furniture I will give away to anyone who wants it!