Here we go:
1. How many times in your life have you moved house?
Wow, since I was a baby 11 times. By the time I was in 3rd grade we had moved 3 times. When I was 22 years old I moved to Arkansas, stored my belongings and stayed with my aunt and uncle for 6 months. Then I rented an apartment in town for about 18 months. My parents were then moved to Arkansas and I put a small trailer on their property. After marrying and having my daughter we purchased a doublewide and moved it in where the small trailer was. Years later we bought a house that was probably 3 miles away and moved there. After my daughter married and they were able they bought my house and I moved back to Appleton in my mom's house. My kids and I switched houses. Then shortly after I married Stan, I moved to Willard, however most of my things are still in Arkansas, at our home away from home. I never moved a great distance but sometimes I think those short moves are the worst because it seems like you never get completely done and it takes forever.
2. What subject would you study if you had a year to devote to it?
This is a hard question, decisions, decisions, decisions. Probably genealogy. There are so many places you can find information. I would love to be able to go to the National Archives and take my time and do research and learn where to look things up.
3. What in this world breaks your heart?
I hate when I see parents with young children and they are short with them, or walking and almost dragging the kids. We live in such a busy society, it is so hard to make time to enjoy life. Kids are only small for such a short time and parents tend to think I will have time tomorrow, and before you know it tomorrow is gone and their babies are no longer babies.
4. What is one item that symbolizes the times in which we live? Why?
Computer or internet. Look how far we have come! Almost everyone is exposed to a computer of some sort. And the internet blows my mind at what and how much is available, good and bad.
5. Share a favorite bumper sticker or t-shirt slogan.
Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.
This too shall pass...
There are no strangers here, only friends we haven't met.
6. How do you like your spaghetti?
I really prefer Angel Hair spaghetti and I like to put my own sauce on the noodles and then top it with parmesan cheese.
7. What is one piece of advice you would give a recent, or soon to be recent, graduate?
|Eden and Mawmaw, Granny and Nanna|
|Leave it to my kids...|
|Michael after getting diploma.|
|Michael - Glad it is over|