27 August 2014

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 2014: #33

Everyday Ruralty


Please tell me something you have done recently that was really fun.

That's easy! Because of a memorial that I made to my uncle and his wife that were murdered in 1977, my long, lost cousin who was born in Germany found me and through me, found his American brother and sisters. THIS is what family history and genealogy can help us to do, to bring families together again, and keep future generations connected. It can help answer questions, fill in missing pieces of the puzzle, and bring about loads more happiness than I can express!

Do you worry about any issues regarding food/food quality/food production?

Yes. I worry about the poisons that are put onto the foods and onto the fields to grow the foods and about the chemicals/hormones put into the animals to make them more marketable for our dinner plates. I think natural pest control and companion planting are much better ways to deal with the problems. I don't like the idea of the government monkeying with the food supply in ways that make it less safe for all of us.

Have you painted any of your walls with colors other than white, beige, or tan?

No, but I would love to have a kitchen with a red wall in it!

What is your favorite way to have a hamburger? If you do not eat meat, what is your favorite sandwich?

I like them well-done, almost to the point of being burnt, but not burnt. I like them with chili, mustard, and onions AND lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. When I have ordered them that way at restaurants, I get really funny looks from the order-taker. :)

Please finish this sentence. If I could, I'd like to play_____________________. This could be a musical instrument, a part in a play- use your imagination. :)

When I was a little girl, I wanted to learn to play the violin. By the time I got to high school, I wanted to learn to play the saxophone. I've always wanted to learn to play the piano, too. None of those things happened and it is too late for me to try now. The saxophone was out of reach for me to start with; I don't have the lung power necessary to play it and didn't, even back in high school. But, it would have been so much fun!


  1. I always wanted to play an instrument, without putting in the time it would take.

  2. You had me cracking up with your comment on my blog. Yes, I always think of a room just like what your husband had back in the day when I mention that our bedroom is orange. However....it definitely isn't wild! In fact, my hubby keeps telling me how much he really likes our bedroom and that it's so relaxing and calm....even though you wouldn't expect that with Orange! ;) I hope you get a red wall in your kitchen someday. I love color in the house!

  3. Suzanne, great chat today! Hope you have a great first day of September! Great job with the genealogy!


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