Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge #135...

Hodgepodge time, where has this week, no year gone?  I feel like I have missed half of it.  Join us in the fun, you know what to do...

1. Share one way you think the world has changed for the better since you were a kid?
There is so much more available, with the internet, the sky is the limit.  Talk about resources.

2. How 'bout one way it's changed for the worse?

However, along with the internet are things are kids do not need to be exposed to or see.  I think we as parents have to have our eyes open all the time, there are so many crazy people in the world.  And maybe there was back in the day, but we hear about it more now.  I don't know, but you sure can't let your kids run the neighborhood like we used too.

3. Starlight, starfish, starling, Starbucks...your favorite 'star'?

I would have to say starlight.  I love looking at the stars at night, especially at my kids farm - Circle L in Hector AR.  You can see thousands of them on a clear night.

4. Name a song that's overplayed, but you love it anyway.
My mind is blank.  I have not listened to the radio in forever.

5. When did you last have home made ice cream? Your latest favorite flavor?
I made home made ice cream in Arkansas on the 13th of this month for a Birthday Fish Fry.  I made Vanilla...and I have to say it was just pretty good!  

If I am purchasing ice cream, either Butter Pecan, Black Walnut or Rocky Road. mmmm good!

6. What do you think is the best way to inspire or motivate people?
Listen to them, then encourage them.  Let them know you are on their side.

7. When was the last time you were without power?
Gosh I really can't remember. 

8. Insert your own random thought here.

This last week we attended a funeral for a fallen firefighter.  We knew him and his dad is our preacher.  Wow!  I have never seen that many people.  It was held in the gymnasium and there were probably close to 1,000 people there.  Firefighters, policemen, EMT's etc., filled one side of the bleachers.  There were very few empty seats anywhere.  The funeral procession took about 45 minutes to get through town, wall to wall cars and trucks.  And people lined the streets with flags and posters showing their respect for Matt Blankenship.  His casket rode on his truck one more time with about 6 of fellow firefighters in dress uniform standing beside him.  It was amazing...nothing like small towns!
R.I.P. Matt Blankenship  5-5-1975 - 7-20-2013  Gone but not forgotten!

until next time...nel


  1. I do love homemade vanilla ice cream. We don't have an ice cream freezer anymore so haven't made any ourselves in years. So sad about your firefighter friend.

  2. How sad about your firefighter friend. :(

    I like your #2.. My aunt would be saying parents back then were just like "be back before dinner!" or before dark!" Now we have to keep an owl eye on our kids. I even used to ride my bike up and down the street for hours ALONE & nobody would be home.

  3. I agree with your answer for #2. I'm glad my children didn't have this in their lives when they were young. I am definitely a Butter Pecan fan but haven't bought any in a very long time! Sounds like a lovely memorial for the fallen firefighter. Praying for his family during this difficult time.