1. July is National Ice Cream month - are you celebrating?
Yes! We will be having ice cream today, but not because it is National Ice Cream Month. Today is our daughter Dorian's birthday. She was stillborn twenty years ago, on this date in 1993, in Greenwood, South Carolina.
2. What is your favorite rainy day activity?
I like to read and crochet. Sometimes I draw or do digital painting or create fractal images. If it is storming to the point that it is unsafe to have the computers on, we watch television and I crochet while we're watching television.
3. What is the one book from High School that you remember reading most? Why?
We had to read A Tale of Two Cities in the ninth grade. I remember it because it was probably the longest and most confusing book that I'd read up to that point. I was further amazed to find out that my grandma had to read it in the third grade! This further goes to prove the dumbing down of America to me. If the elementary school children of the 1920s were expected to comprehend it, then why shouldn't the third graders of the 1970s or the 2010s also be expected to read and understand it? Somehow this is progress? I don't think so. I think that the children of today (and in my day, too!) are being underestimated. If they are treated like they can't do something, what reason do that have to be able to do it? Give them the challenge and just maybe they'll rise to the challenge!
4. Have you ever visited Charleston, SC?
Oh yeah! I grew up in Anderson, South Carolina, pretty much the entire state away from Charleston. I was blessed to go there on several occasions. My husband and I took the harbor tour out to Fort Sumter and boy was that an experience. The water and the wind didn't even want to let the boat get to the dock, but we finally made it onto the island. Later, we were blessed to be able to take our children there so that they could see the awesomeness of the city that survived Hurricane Hugo and learn more about its history. It was a wonderful time.
A friend of our family took this picture on one of her visits to Charleston and allowed me to do a digital painting of it.
|Photography ©2010 Linda Crawford, Painting ©2010 Linda Crawford and Suzanne McClendon|
Bonus question for you to answer in the comment section:
Do you know anything about the history of your home or the land that it is on?