Hi! I'm your host Bev Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. Cheers to all of us thieves!
From Senior Life
1. What is the farthest you have ever traveled? To Lake Eerie when I was a tot. My Grandfather's family had a house on the shore of the lake and we went there one summer during world war two.
2. Who did you date while in high school? No. Never had a boyfriend. Most of my crowd didn't.
3. What is one of the worst trips you've ever taken? What went wrong? Trying to be honest here and not too transparent... It was a trip with my dad - the paternal unit, as my brother nicknamed him, when "dad" decided to "tour" the Western States. It was part fun and part terror. My dad was what the criminal justice system called, a "perp'. Horrid man.
4. How do you like to spend a lazy day? I read, knit and watch old mysteries or movies while I knit.
5. How old were you when you found out that JFK had been assassinated? How did it affect you? I was 20. It made me into a political tiger!
6. Who has been one of the most important people in your life? My mother was until I met my husband. Mr.Z is like a miracle for me, one who saved my life.
Mother was moral, kind and had a will of iron, but she believed in her wedding vows. She passed her grit to me. She was a highly qualified Secretary Steno. At the end of her life, she counseled other families who were being abused by people like my paternal unit. If I had been her, I would have trashed my dad and raised my kids on my own. She said as much shortly before she died.
7. What is one trait you would most like to improve in yourself? I'm old and there's just nothing left. I'm a lot kinder than I used to be and have forgiven nearly all the things that have happened to me. My kids, is a different story. I'd like to be able to forgive the things done to my children by cluelessness, exclusion, and deliberate cruelty.
8. Did you date someone in college? No. I was there to learn and knew it was not going to help me to form boy girl relationships or to date. So, I didn't.
9. What was your dream car? I'd still like a Chevy Corvette. One of the older ones would suit me fine.
10. Did you have a family member you wish you'd gotten to know better? My grandparents on my mother's side. I would have liked to ask them about their own parents, what they remembered of them. The last time I saw either of them I was five.
11. Tell me about your greatest gardening success. It was the garden I put together under the shade patio. It was beautiful, and full of bromeliads, epiphyllum, orchids and ferns and two or three dozen tadiscantia and other succulents. The doves used to nest in one of my Staghorn Ferns every year. I was just outside putting yarn snippets out for the nesting finch, and saw my one, sad little hanger on from that garden. It's actually thrived in the corner of the house where it landed.
|Yep, that old thing fell and it's all dead|
12. What was your Dad like when you were a child? He was as mean as a rattlesnake and had no morals. He beat us, beat my mother, and fooled everyone else. He was a horrid man. He never changed.
13. What is the best job you've ever had? Working at the schools as an aide.
14. What are your favorite songs? The only song form I do not like at ALL is Rap, it's just not a music genre to me. I like everything from Operatic Arias to Hip hop songs, Country Western and Folk Rock. My favorite songs are ballads from Scotland via the Old Timey music from Hill Country in the Eastern USA. What my Grandpa and Grandma used to sing.
15. If you could choose any talents to have, what would they be? Art. Commercial Art. It's fun, and it actually PAYS regularly.
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