29 August 2016

Share Your World - 2016 - Week 35

To learn more about this challenge, please click here.


List 2 things you have to be happy about?

So far, there have been no other major health events this summer.
Laynie enjoys her volunteer job at the thrift shop.

If you could take a photograph, paint a picture or write a story of any place in the world, what and where would it be?

At the moment, I would choose Edgefield, South Carolina.  That county is the melting pot of mine and David's families. All roads apparently lead to Edgefield and before that, Virginia.   Outside of the US, I would choose Ireland, as that is where many of our forefathers were before they came to the United States.  I specifically would love to take a photograph or paint a picture of the Cliffs of Moher. 

Should children be seen and not heard?

I think that they should be both seen and heard.  We gave them life and should let them live it, not being made to feel like they're just in the way.  I spent a lot of my childhood having to be quiet because my daddy worked swing shift. Third shift was the worst and we had to be absolutely quiet then so that he could sleep and be able to work that night.    First and second shift weren't so bad for us as kids.  During first, he was at work while we were at school, and slept at nighttime like we did. On second, he was at work already when we came home from school and went to bed when  he got home late at night.  I don't begrudge it. It is how it had to be for him to provide for our family. But, it is a very hard life for a child having to be quiet and not play or laugh or anything too loud.

Why have children if you never want to hear a peep out of them? I never did understand that one.

List at least five of your favorite first names.

David (x2), Laynie, Maggie, Jared, Mae, Annie, Evelyn….The list of favorites is actually very long! I had a notebook full of names for future babies when I was a teenager.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I am grateful for the rain that came and just maybe we will end up with tomatoes after all. They are late as can be, but it could still happen.  

I am looking forward to the start of a new challenge for September. It is called September 19-Somethin' Challenge and is based on the song 19-Somethin' by Mark Wills. You can read about it here: 19-Somethin' .  It is also happening on my other blog McClendon Villa

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  1. I am looking forward to this challenge, too. You are my Zing!

    1. I am glad that you are.
      You are my Zing, too. :)

  2. I like your answer about kids, why have them if you don't want to hear them :)

    1. Thanks, Ellen. I never understood those folks that expected children to be silent all the time, especially when they themselves were always running their mouths. :)

      Have a blessed day!


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