18 October 2011

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 13: #6

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What kind of camera do you use?

I have several and which one I use depends on which one is behaving at the time. I have a Kodak point and shoot that also has manual functions. I also have a Canon Digital Rebel, but the lenses for that one are not cooperating right now. Kodie (the Kodak) is getting the most use at the moment and was last used to photograph some yellow flowers on the side of the road.

I also have access to a Canon AE-1 and AE-1 Program that my husband had back in the late 1970s/early 1980s, but I have no clue how to work these babies. Here is one of them:

What will you have for Thanksgiving dinner? If not in the US, tell us about a special meal, please.

The plans are for turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, Velveeta mac and cheese, green bean casserole, yeast rolls, asparagus, and maybe Brussels sprouts, too. I haven't decided on a dessert yet. My favorite desserts from Thanksgivings of my childhood were banana pudding and pineapple-coconut cake, but I haven't mastered a banana pudding like my granny and daddy made and no one else here likes pineapple-coconut cakes. So, who knows what we'll end up there. It has always been my favorite holiday.

What's the biggest vehicle you've driven?

I don't think that I've ever driven anything bigger than the biggest of the Ford Aerostar vans.

Have you ever been on a train? This can be a commuter train or the chugga-chugga-choo-choo kind.:)

Do the mine trains at Six Flags count? If so, yes. If not, then no, I don't think so. :)

What question would you like to ask the people visiting on my porch next week?

My question would be: When did your family first come to be in the country in which you now live?

Or, maybe: Who is your most famous relative?


  1. I have never been able to reproduce any of my grandmother's recipes to be near as good as her cooking! I like you question suggestions!

  2. Oh I forgot the green bean casserole! My daughter would shoot me if it wasn't on the table - but then for the past couple of years she has taken care of that (she brings it with her).

  3. Suzanne, I remember the Canon AE1 series. It seems like my best friend had one eons ago. Now, to answer your question. I have no clue as to when my ancestors came to America. There's a lot of Irish in our blood line, so I would think it's possible they came over during the Irish potato famine in the 17th century like so many of them did. That's just taking a wild stab. I need to track down someone in my family who can provide my heritage trail. Thanks for chit chatting with us on Patrice's farmhouse porch!

    Check out some of my posts...
    Wednesday Hodgepodge
    Chit Chat On Patrice’s Farmhouse Porch
    Wayback Wednesdays…1995

    Have a good day!
    Cathy Kennedy, Children’s Author
    The Tale of Ole Green Eyes

  4. Oh, I like your question for next week! I reckon Patrice ought to choose that one... interesting answers, methinks!
    Anne x

  5. I have only one recipe of my Grammy's. I always make her Honey Cookies at Christmas. I don't think hers were just for Christmas, though.

  6. @EmptyNester

    Thanks! Grandmothers' cooking is the best, isn't it? :)

    Have a great weekend!

  7. @My Kid's Mom

    My youngest daughter loves green bean casserole, too. :) Does your daughter always get to come home for Thanksgiving?

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great weekend!

  8. @Cathy Kennedy

    Hi Cathy! I think that the Canon AE1 cameras are really cool looking. I would love to have a collection of old cameras.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your family's migration to America. Mine were already here. Well, the Cherokee part was. The others came from Ireland and Scotland, but before the Great Famine. They were here before the Revolutionary War.

    Genealogy is one of my favorite hobbies. Be sure to ask lots of questions of your older relatives. They usually love to talk and have tons of stories to tell that only they can tell. Enjoy the hunt. :)

    Thank you, too. I enjoy the chat's on the porch. Have a great weekend!

  9. @Homeschool on the Croft

    Hi Anne! Thanks, on all counts. :) I look forward to reading the answers if Patrice chooses to use my question. I love genealogy. :)

    Have a great weekend!

  10. @Stephanie V

    Hi, Stephanie! Honey Cookies sound yummy. I don't think that I've ever had those before. I think that it is wonderful that you have your Grammy's recipe. :)

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Have a wonderful weekend!


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