10 October 2016

Share Your World – 2016 Week 41

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1. Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yes, I do. From the moment that I looked across the walkway into the chemistry room window and saw those blue eyes looking back at me, I knew that David was the one that Heavenly Father had chosen for me.

2. Your first car?

The first car ever bought specifically and solely for me is my Zoomie, a 2011 Ford Fiesta.

"Zoomie"  ©2011 Suzanne G. McClendon

3. Who taught you to ride a bike? How did it go?

I don't remember who taught me. I do remember that, although I am the oldest child, with two brothers after me, our youngest sister got the first real bicycle.  I am assuming that learning to ride it went well because I could beat the boys in the races through the woods and I am still alive.

4. Ugly and rich or beautiful and poor?

From my way of looking at it, I am ugly and poor, at least in regards to money. But, money is not the only, nor is it the best, way to measure wealth. I was blessed to grow up in an area permeated with family history, *my* family's history, over 300 years of it. I was blessed to grow up with all of my grandparents around me and I was able to visit with them often. I knew that they, and my daddy, loved me.  I was blessed to get married, after having gone years thinking that it was just something good that happened to other people. I figured it would never happen to me.  I was blessed to have beautiful children, in spite of my own looks. There's a funny thing about personal perspective. I am a carbon copy of my Grandma Spence and our daughter Maggie is a carbon copy of me. I think they are both very beautiful…but there are too many tapes playing in my head for me to ever feel that way about myself.

After reading Cee's answer to this one, I am wondering if I took the question the wrong way.  I think that a person's looks and pocketbook/wallet should not matter. What is in their heart is what matters. As I said above, money is not the only measure of wealth. Inner beauty is important; physical beauty is not or, at least, it should not be. A person's worth should not be measure by financial or physical status.  And, as they say, looks can be deceiving. A person could be totally beautiful, but be a horrible person. That isn't true beauty.

5. What was the first dish you could cook?

I have no clue what the first dish I could cook was, but the first thing that I remember cooking was cheese toast. That isn't exactly a "dish".  I remember one of the first dishes that I tried cooking for my in-laws before David and I got married was chicken cacciatore. I had no idea what a "clove" of garlic was. Everything I learned up to that point about cooking, I learned on my own. I hadn't made it up to "garlic terminology" yet. So, I put in the whole bulb.  Let's just say, Emeril would have been very pleased! Don't worry, they survived it. David says, "I liked it and I'm still alive."

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 another stroke-free week. I am thankful that things are improving for our oldest daughter.  I am thankful that our youngest daughter didn't get more severely injured than she did when she fell down the stairs at the convention. I am thankful that we got to hear from our Marine again.  I am thankful that I have been able to write some new poems after a very long time of not being able to do creative writing.

I am looking forward to David getting a good report, or at least not a bad report, from the podiatrist tomorrow. I am looking forward to getting more posts scheduled for the JNW's Halloween Challenge and the OctPoWriMo challenge that I am participating in. I am doing the Halloween Challenge on PS Annie! and the OctPoWriMo Challenge on McClendon Villa. I am also looking forward to coming up with an idea to keep myself posting throughout November as I continue my quest to post every day for a year.
Have a blessed day, y'all!

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  1. Nice to learn more about you. The garlic story is funny :)

    1. Thank you, Ellen. I think it is pretty funny, too. I don't remember what I thought about it back then, but it makes me laugh now. :)

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a blessed night.

  2. It is kind of "Funny" the way that Magpie landed when she fell.

    1. I am sure that landing really tickled her "Funny" bone. :)


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