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1. Besides your very own house, describe a place where you feel most 'at home'?
I feel most at home in a cemetery. Maybe that sounds creepy, but it is true. There is one cemetery especially back home in South Carolina that is much like walking into a familial hug when I have visited there. It is the cemetery of the Sharon United Methodist Church. According to findagrave.com, it is in Pendleton, South Carolina. I thought it was in Central, but I am sure they know better than me. My maternal grandmother's paternal-paternal great-grandfather is buried there along with his two wives and several of their children and many other family members. It is like going home to grandma's house and walking right into the best hug you can get. I can feel it so strongly when there.
2. When did you last 'hit a home run' with something? Explain.
I don't know that I've ever hit a home run with anything, most especially not ever with baseball or softball. Well, unless causing a boy to get conked in the head with the bat counts, that is.
I assume it to mean that I did great at something and I can't think of anything that I have ever done great at, other than making beautiful babies.
|A quilt made by Granny Gunter. Photo by Suz.|
I love the quilts that my Granny Gunter made for me and some of our children. Our youngest two children came into this world after Granny could no longer quilt, so they do not have one made by her.
4. 'A man's home is his castle'...which of the world's ten most captivating castles (according to The Travel Channel) would you most like to visit and why-
Mont Saint-Michel (France), Edinburgh Castle (Scotland), Neuschwanstein Castle (Germany), Glamis Castle (Scotland), Windsor Castle (England), Chateu de Chambord (France), Hampton Court Palace (England), Prague Castle (Prague), St. Michael's Mount (England), Leeds Castle (England), and Swallow's Nest (Ukraine)
Of the ones listed, I would love to visit the Scottish castles. There are several castles in our family history and I can't remember all of the names at the moment. The one that I do remember is Stirling Castle. I would love to go to Scotland and visit them all, old family castles or not!
5. What's a recent or upcoming plan or project that's required you do a little homework before getting started? Did the homework cause you to abandon your plan or adjust it in some way?
The only thing that comes to mind is having to do a little homework on some upcoming blog posts and trying to get in gear for the 2017 A to Z Challenge. I have had a zillion ideas for the theme come to mind, but can't seem to settle on one. I know it will be genealogy related, however. At least, that is the plan at the moment.
6. In your opinion, is homework an unnecessary evil or a valuable practice? Should schools be done with homework? Why or why not?
Personally, I think that all of the school work should be done at school and home time should be family time. It isn't fair for a family to have to be tied to the house all week and weekend because teachers decide to load a child down with a ton of homework every day and load them up Friday afternoon with stuff to do all weekend. Learning is important, true, but a child needs room to breathe and a family needs to have some fun time together, too.
I always enjoyed going to visit my older relatives. I also really enjoyed the Christmas parades (except for the clowns!). You know, way back in the time when Christmas parades actually happened AFTER Thanksgiving, not before! Anderson, South Carolina's Christmas Parade is December 4. Guess when it is for the Texas town that we live in now? November 22!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I won't go into details, but I'm about ready to explode! Things keep hammering away and it is starting to feel like nails being hammered into a coffin because there is just no escaping the hammer. Meanwhile, the ones wielding it get to live their merry little lives, not even caring the problems they are causing anybody else. So, if I'm not here next week, you'll know there's a big mess from the explosion here in Texas.
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