23 July 2014

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 2014: #28

Everyday Ruralty


Other than those who live in your home, who's the last person who came to your front door?

The little neighbor girl came to our door yesterday to bring back one of our kitties.

Do you have many photos around your home?

Yes, we have a lot of photos, but they are not on the wall. Mostly they are still in boxes from way back in 2005 when we evacuated for Hurricane Rita. David pointed out to me that there are a few exceptions, one being my bridal portrait and the other being a photograph that I took using natural light in an historic house of a wooden baby potty and washstand. The potty picture is in our bedroom and the bridal portrait hangs in the living room over an antique cabinet radio.

Do you like mint? Is there a favorite type of mint for you? How do you enjoy it?

I like mint okay. It is something that I can only take in small doses. My favorite way to have it is combined with chocolate.

David loves Brach's peppermints and Red Bird soft peppermints. Those are the only two mints that he likes.

Do you enjoy your own parties and other times with guests, or are you so busy working...?

We don't have parties and I do not enjoy going to them. I'm not really one for crowds. I am generally a homebody these days. We do have family celebrations for the kids' birthdays, but those only involve our immediate family.  David says back when we were newly married, we had several parties. We left most of the people that we partied with back in South Carolina. We aren't really party people anymore, though we do have several families that we visit on occasion just to sit and talk. Our idea of partying is sitting on the tailgate of a pickup truck and talking about town history and how sad a dying cornfield is, among other things.

What do you want to be when you grow up more? Job, hobby, self improvement, etc.

David says thinner and healthy. That is a hope for both of us. He wants to get a couple of books written, but other than that, he says he already is what he wants to be when he grows up.

What I want to be, I don't know. Less confused, definitely! What I would like to do is document all of the information that I have on our family history and create a bound book for our children with all of the documentation included. I want to be able to tell them the stories of our ancestors and for them to be able to share it with those that are to come. I want to be able to do something that has meaning, that matters to someone other than myself. Maybe this fits that bill.


  1. Your book sounds fantastic. I hope you are able to complete it.

    1. Thank you. I hope so, too. Documenting the information is going to be really expensive. I need to find a way to get this done and soon. Birth and death certificates back home (South Carolina) are $25 each. Thankfully, I've been able to find quite a few of the older death certificates online. Those occuring less than 50 years ago, I'll have to order. It can all be quite overwhelming, but something I've been driven to work on for a very long time. I just wish that I'd pad better attention to my grandparents' stories when I was a little girl.

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

  2. My mother would like me to write a memoir as well. She has written hers and it is published.

    1. Are you going to do it? I sure hope so! How did she go about writing hers? Did she use any particular books as a guide? Is her book available on Amazon? If it is available for sale, please share the information with all of us here. I think it is great that she published her memoirs. :)

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


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