F-List

Hi Guys, a list is on the agenda for today. Not a complete surprise after the plethora of posts about the family wedding from May 31st. Onward we go, in random order of course.

We have no wedding this weekend. No one is home for a wedding either. What we have this weekend are grad parties.

Big Mama asked for some summer reading suggestions yesterday. I wrote down about a dozen or so ideas. It’s hard to judge if they will be solid gold though as I do not know her people, but I do know you people. Any recommendations from the known people?

I am going to the library this afternoon with The Ab-Cat. So be quick about it!

Capri Deb and Capri Laurie are the winners in the name the movies from the last posts. The Princess Bride and Forrest Gump, respectively.

Speaking of movies, we watched Monuments Men last night. I had been looking forward to it since seeing a trailer at the big movies. I like history, and WW2 things in particular, so I had high hopes. Well, the review is mixed from me. The girls would give it a total thumbs down, Mousey didn’t even finish it. The story and acting were very good. Really liked the story lines I could follow and there was my problem. I wasn’t sure what was going on a good bit of the time. In my research after watching, I am a little more aware. It was quite a story. I guess I needed to be briefed before I watched. Just a little confusing.

The pool is OPEN! Honey and I tackled it yesterday morning. Guess what? It did not require a DROP of additional water this year. A small bonus from the record breaking total snowfall we survived this winter.

Speaking of The Polar Vortex, we are almost finished getting rid of the carnage. Most of the death has been trimmed, chopped or removed. We are in the process of getting estimates to axe The Hedge of Death down to about a foot. We could do it, but that is a LOT of branch to dispose of.

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It is going to look weird out there for the next few years.

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A little purty to offset all the ugly. The iron and wine weigelia did not care one whit about our nasty old winter. It’s blooming its little heart out!

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As is the peony that my Mom gave me shortly before she passed away. Hi Mama!

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In other news, I bought the felines a new bed. They use their beds a great deal, and the bed in this spot had seen finer days. This bed is called a deep dish cuddler. Since summer has arrived, no one is very interested in warmth or cuddling, so it has not been broken in. My only concern is their girth. They could be like Pooh Bear, wedged in a great tightness.

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Hence this purchase. Staging an intervention. NOW.

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Back tomorrow with The Weekly Sy.

Don’t forget to suggest your summer reading suggestions! Who made up the word suggest anyway? Its kind of an ugly word.

Have a good Friday.

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The Friday List on Thursday

Winter Storm Vulcan deposited 6 1/2 inches of snow and the temperature is currently –4. When is that spring coming?

Where in the Sam Hill is that Malaysian plane? With all the satellites and radar and tracking things, how do you lose a plane??? Those poor families.

Keelyody, the walking buddy has moved!!!!! Six miles down the road to a condo, and who could blame her? She said they have loverly walking paths in her new neighborhood. We will walk again someday, the snow has to melt… eventually.

The Boy and The Dane will be travelling to The Mitten tomorrow morning. They got Megabus tickets for $5.00!!!! The catch is they need to be picked up at 5:30. IN THE MORNING! Piece of cake. Could have done it this morning, as a matter of fact.

I have started reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. The Ab-Cat read it on vacation and said it was very good.

Looking forward to lunch today with Jip the Farm Dog, The Heifer and CMB. Always fun to see these girls and catch up on life.

May be out of blogging commission next week. Going in for some temple maintenance on Monday, prayers for good results are appreciated.

Have a good weekend, with no shoveling involved!

*****Thank you God for…*****

memory foam mattress toppers.

heat and throw blankets.

the 136 point word I had in Words With Friends, that was fun!

Monday List

You know, I can’t really say that I am surprised that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, or that we are expected to have another 6 weeks of winter. It’s been that kind of season.

Winter Storm Maximus came and went, leaving in its wake a lot of snow, that turned into rain, leaving everything to resemble a giant Slurpee from 7-11. It was at this point, after snow blowing 1/2 of the driveway, that Honey’s blower quit him. Just up and refused to turn. Something had broken inside and he spent a goodish amount of time trying to get the piece out so he could take it to work and fix it. There was grunting and wailing and gnashing of teeth before he finally got that piece out. We shoveled the last little bit of the main drive and left the circle drive au natural for another day.

When he came home from work the next morning he added injury to insult when he majorly wiped out behind Mousey’s little black Escort, Frances. He thought he landed flat on his back, but his body tells him he bore the brunt of it on his aching left hip, shoulder and arm. We fall a little harder these days.

For the good news, the snow blower is fixed!! In bad news, we have another storm coming Tuesday night. In good news, I repeat, the blower is fixed, yea us. In bad news, the varmint saw his shadow and we are doomed.

I finished Joy For Beginners by Erica Bauermeister. I really liked it. I only have one complaint about her work. She always has a large cast of characters and devotes a chapter to each one, this is not the problem. The problem is she always ends the chapter before I am ready for it to end, leaving me wishing she would   linger on the character for a little while longer. She never really revisits the character again, except for snippets in another character’s story. I actually think she could cut her cast in half and write the chapters more fully and completely. Evidently I want to have more back story and conclusion than she does! Just my two cents worth of armchair critique.

The sun is out this morning, glory be!!!!!

Honey bought my plane ticket to Virginia for The Memorial Day Extravaganza at Mrs. Schmenkman’s house!! WOO HOO!!!! Except this year it will not be over the usual Memorial Day weekend. BSF gets out 2 weeks earlier now, so we chose Tuesday May 13 for the start day of our girls, almost week. Pick me up Schmenky at 11:46 a.m. !!!!!!! Wanna do lunch??

We had a little Super Bowl party last night with the four of us and our good friend The Peanuts Champ. Much food was eaten and then we settled in for the game. Now People, you know I am not much of a sports fan and cannot talk too intelligently about things sportally related, but even I could tell that was not a good game!!! What the heck was THAT Bronco’s??? Bad day to have a bad day!

Because I am not invested in the game, I had no pick for winner. I seemed to be surrounded by others who were vaguely for the Bronco’s. Mousey just flat out jumped sides early on. After the game, I started hearing nice things about the Seahawks quarterback, like he was a Christian, and then I was very happy for them.

My favorite commercial was the Cheerios one. Contrary to what MSNBC might believe.

Ok, you all have a good February Monday and brace yourselves for another month and a half of dastardly weather. Blame the hog.

*****Thank You God For….

Honey’s mechanically inclined mind. He is a fixer.

Doughnuts. Mmmmm.

Sunny days. A kiss on the cheek from You to help endure a looooong winter.

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Welcome to The Hodgepodge! Click the button below to head over to Joyce’s and join up with the other Hodgepodgers, it’s a fun way to spend a Wednesday!

1. It was decided on Sunday the Denver Broncos will meet the Seattle Seahawks in this year’s  Superbowl. So when was the last time you bowled? Not where you thought this question was going is it?  Do you like to bowl? Are you any good?
Hmmmm, I am not sure. I know it has been in the last 6 years because I wrote about it on the blob. We used to always bowl every year or so with our Caregroup and include the kids. I would not say that it is something I would ever seek out, but I didn’t mind it every couple of years. I would also not say I was a good bowler, but I did alright and sometimes I even beat Honey!!

2.   Should sports stars be role models?
I think they certainly can be good role models if they live their lives with some sort of decency and integrity. Sadly, that is not always the case. Just because they know their way around a field or arena or can handle some sort of equipment does not a role model make.

3. January is National Oatmeal month…are you a fan? How do you like your oats?
I do like oatmeal, with Splenda and butter. And cooked. I never knew people ate uncooked oats until The Dane’s father came to visit!!

4. What is one book on your reading list for 2014?

Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle, aka Big Mama, finally came in the mail, so there is that!!!!! I also would like to read The Lost Art of Mixing by Erica Bauermeister. I will be looking closely at this question on the other blogs I visit. I have gotten some good reading ideas out in the blogosphere!

5. What would you like your future self to say to your present self?
I would like her to tell me that everything is going to turn out fine, God comes through with immeasurably more than I could ever ask for!!!!!

6. When scrolling through the TV guide, what is one movie title that makes you want to stop, grab the popcorn, and watch for a while?

Well, there are SO many! Just the other night I came in almost at the beginning of The Bourne Identity, which I have seen at least 976 times. National Treasure, Armageddon, I think it’s called The Day After Tomorrow, but we always call Snow Day, and our family’s personal joke, Shooter. Oh, and You’ve Got Mail, always.
7. What are two style trends you hope never come back into fashion?

Flood pants and high waist, acid washed, mom jeans. Shudder! Even if they do, I will not be participating.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

These two songs have been duke-ing it out to be my favorite for a couple of months now.

Chris Tomlin is my go to worship guy and I LOVE every word of this song.

I first heard this song when we went on a college visit last spring with Mousey to Union in Tennessee.

It speaks my love language, I would marry it if I could.

I guess these two songs are not random, they are inspired by a living God who cares for us. That is good to know.

Have an inspired week.

Sharing of the Stuff

Hi Guys, good Monday to the lot of you.

I feel a list coming on.

The Polar Vortex is officially a thing of the past. There was much meltage over the weekend and I am happy to pronounce our ice rink of a driveway is CLEAR!

I am also happy to report that the garbage men came, WOO HOO!!!

I broke in one of the thrift store fleece cardi’s. I chose……wisely. Did I mention that the black one has The Henry Ford embossed on it? I did not realize that was what they are calling The Henry Ford Museum these days.

We actually visited The Henry Ford when The Danes parents were here last month. That was when I received my education on the name change. You learn something new every day.

Well, maybe not every day, but hopefully a couple times a month. No, sometimes it’s every day!

When I visited the museum as a child, the only things I remembered were the HUGE locomotive and the red chair that Abraham Lincoln was shot in. That chair gave me nightmares for some time.

I think the first time I ever went was with my Tennessee cousins, Bill and Carolyn and their two children, Betsey and Billy. Billy’s middle name was Spawn of Satan. A mighty mean boy he was. At least in my 5-8 year old recollection.

I am on day 4 of a vile headache. I thought it might have been caused by the extreme temperature change. Now it’s just hanging on for spite.

The Ab-Cat and I went and saw Saving Mr. Banks with our pal The Peanuts Champ on Saturday. It was very good!

I spent the rest of the day on Google, checking P.L. Travers and Walt Disney and learned that as persnickety as Mrs. Travers was in the film, she was WAY WORSE in real life! I also learned she was not as prim and proper as she appeared. You can Google her yourself.

I also learned that Walt Disney died of lung cancer just a couple years after this time period. I thank him posthumously for his movies. They have given much joy to our children.

I joined The Ab-Cat at the library on Friday. Here are my selections;

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From the left, Joy For Beginners. Erica Baumeister wrote the book I read and liked so much on vacation called The School of Essential Ingredients. I am hoping to love this as well. The one in the middle is Not The End Of The World by Kate Atkinson. I write down books that people recommend on their blogs. I was looking for another title by this author but could not find it so I tried this one. That is how I found the previously mentioned book. I had been LOOKING for Joy For Beginners and found the other! Can be a good way to discover a new author. The third is English as a Second Language by Megan Crane, whom I have never heard of. No one recommended this book or author. I saw it on the shelf, saw that she had several books, and decided to give it a whirl. Could go either way. On the far right we have Mia, ever the nosey Parker.

The Boy and The Dane are finally back in Chicago after their honeymoon in Florida. They evidentially had a horrendous time getting out of their layover city of Atlanta, due to thunderstorms. They were supposed to leave Florida at 8 a.m. and arrive in the Windy City at 1:17 p.m. The Boy said they finally got into Chicago around 8 in the evening! Well, they made a honeymoon memory!

I forgot to show this to you in the wedding posts.

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This was in the wedding program. The Dane lost her Grandfather last year and we lost our Mom and Grandma almost four years ago. It was very touching and caught us all by surprise. There were tears. I have always loved that picture of The Boy and his Grandma. Forever present in our hearts.

Ok, that seems to be a good place to end. Go forth and do Monday!

I just realized that I forgot the gratitude thingy. Oh well, they say it takes 30 to create a habit.

***Thank you God for….

breaks in the weather. I can’t imagine being stuck for weeks and weeks.

water coming from our tap. Warren, our favorite friend from West Virginia, can’t use his water right now and it sounds like it is getting very problematic for them all. Prayers for resolution.

our Girls. I just love our Cat and Mouse, they make life full and fun!

NOW, have a good day.

Monday List

Hey Guys! How about a good old Monday list?

The weather in Florida has been delicious! Only one rainy day and scattered cloudiness. No meatballs in sight.

We walked 5 mornings last week. Honey wanted to weekend walk. I said no can do.

Every night there is a show on TV about people buying a house in Alaska. It’s basically House Hunters in Alaska, they show you three and you have to choose.

Did you know it is not uncommon in Alaska to have an outhouse?

Because that’s what I want to do when it’s 40 degrees below zero, head outside to go potty.

Do you know how many times a day you go potty? I don’t know about you, but I go WAY too many times a day to live comfortably in Alaska!!!

They also have what they call a “dry house”, which means you have no running water and have to haul it in?

And you have to find someplace else to take a shower. Like at work, or pay $5 to take one at a laundromat.

Of course, that is exactly what our girls have been facing this week.

Honey had our hot water heater replaced on Halloween by Dumb and Dumber.

It has been nothing but problems.

Leaking, making noise, just sitting there looking all wonky.

Oh, and very iffy hot water.

Beeve has a friend who is coming to take a look at it today. He couldn’t come sooner because he was in Florida. Of course.

The very thing Honey was hoping to avoid, happened.

It’s a good thing his Jedi like mind skills are not that developed. Those first guys would have been in trouble.

We have seen two movies this week, at the BIG movies! Almost unheard of for us!

Captain Phillips and Thor. Both good in their own way.

I have read two good books. Not unheard of for me.

The Travelers Gift by Andy Andrews, which was good.

And The School of Secret Ingredients by Erica Baurmeister which was VERY good!

I was not ready for it to end, and in my research about the book after I finished (as I do) I realized the author has two other books. Joy For Beginners and The Lost Art of Mixing. In the latter, she revisits some of the characters! Oh I am SO excited!

I was telling Honey about the book, and suggesting he might like to read it because it talks about food and cooking, subjects near and dear to his heart, and I thought he might enjoy how the book described the process.

During the conversation I realized that I do not think about food in the same way. I wish I did, but I do not. Honey and I are unequally yoked.

Nonetheless, I loved the book!

I am now reading The Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackerman. I have to finish it this week because Ab-Cat read it before me and we have had it checked out for three weeks.

Which is the public libraries limit.

I don’t want to go to prison or anything.

If I get to it, the next book on the list is the Book Thief. That would be two books set in the same WW2 era. It could be depressing. I have heard GREAT things about The Book Thief though.

It could not be as depressing as living in Alaska with no running water and an outhouse.

After all, I am only reading about WW2, not actually living the Alaskan dream.

I will keep that in mind.

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Hi All, glad you stopped by! To join the Hodgepodgers, head on over to Joyce’s From This Side Of The Pond, they are a nice group!

1. What’s one thing that’s still the same about you as when you were young?

 Funny you should ask, Mousey and I had a conversation this week about something that would fit the bill for this question! We were taking pictures of our kitty Halle Berry for instagram and Mousey said she had always liked cats, even when she was little. I know this to be true, she dressed in her kitty Halloween outfit all year long for YEARS, and her Beanie Baby kitties were loved nigh unto death.

I said that I too had always loved cats. I can remember being fascinated by them from the time I was very young. I confess here before God and the internet that I might have even hung around with one girl just to play with her cats. She was a strange girl for many reasons, but her family had a LOT of cats. The story I was relating to Mousey was from my late teens. I had a friend that thought I should collect something, be passionate about something. She asked what I liked and I thought for a minute and said I liked cats. She said NO, don’t say that, someone will think you are a crazy cat lady!!!!!

So for years I didn’t say it too loud. I always had them, and I always loved them, but I mostly kept it to myself. I am old now and I don’t care, so I will just put it out there:

I LIKE CATS!!!!!!!

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I need to bother them.

2. What’s more important-history or science? Why?

This feels like it could be a trick question! I feel they are both important. I agree with all of the “if we don’t know history we are doomed to repeat it” stuff, and I like history better than science, but I think science might have the upper hand here. The scientific discoveries have certainly improved our quality of life. I know my family has benefitted from medical science, and for that I am thankful!
3. Lima, kidney, string, garbanzo, black or pinto-your favorite bean?

Not a big bean girl, I will have to say string beans. We are having them tonight for dinner as a matter of fact!
4. What’s something people come to your town to do?

The first thing that came to mind was shop at Ikea. We do get a LOT of traffic from that store.
5. When was the last time you were in a meeting? Sum it up for us in five words or less.

The last time I was in a meeting was Saturday. We had a training session for the tutoring program that Abby and I help out with. It’s called ABCs in the D. D as in Detroit. My five words would be STUDENTS ARE COMING, GET READY!!!
6. What special event would you like a VIP pass to attend?

I am not a big event kind of girl so I will pick one for Honey. How about a pass to watch the Tigers the next time they are in the World Series? Or to see the Red Wings the next time they are going for the Stanley Cup?
7. What’s one piece of advice you’d give a writer?

Add a little humor. Everything is always better with a little humor.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Speaking of humor, I started reading this yesterday. He is hilarious. I think I’m gonna like it.

Have a fine day.

Way Back When-sday Hodgepodge

Hi Guys!! Thanks for stopping by! You can link up with our hostess Joyce by clicking on the button below. Come on and join the fun!

1. What’s something people might ask you for help with?

Their hairs! It’s my job.

2. What’s something you might ask someone else for help with?

 I ask people for help ALL the time. Advice, be it decorating, gardening, spiritual, parenting or just LIFE. I require help doing things like moving heavy objects, fixing things, opening jars and containers. I am sure there is much more. I am not above being on the receiving end of a helping hand!
3.  Did your family take summer vacations when you were a child? If so, where did you go? If you’re a parent, did/do you plan summer vacations with your own family? Did/do they resemble those you took as a child?
I don’t remember taking too many vacations in the summer as a child. We did go to family camp with our church when I was real young, and I loved that. In later years we went to Florida.

We did much more traveling with our kids in the summer. We went to Family Retreat with Joni Eareckson Tada and Friends for several years in Indiana at a resort on a lake.

We went on many weekend camping trips with our caregroups for years, and those were SO much fun. I can say that now because many years have passed and I can only remember the good, fun things, not the unpleasant side of packing up everything in our house that we might need to live in quasi comfort while we lived in the dirt like dogs!

There were several years of renting cottages with our dear friends The Hostlers!!! Oh my, they were fun trips!!! We named it DEHOSTWALER Camp, and it would take many, many posts to describe all the fun that went on there!

There were also trips out to my parents house on the lake and weekends up at my Uncle Bob and Aunt Phyllis’ cottage on Gun Lake. I might be forgetting some things, I blame the hormonies.

Our big vacations were typically over Easter break.

4.   Pool-lake-ocean…which one is most appealing to you on a hot summer day?
I like the lake, ocean and the pool, but I prefer to be IN a pool.

5.  Have you ever justified using the expression, ‘you gotta be cruel to be kind’?  Was it really necessary or were you rationalizing?

I use a lot of expressions, but that is not one of them.
6.  The Journal of Psychology recently mentioned the results of a survey identifying the ten most hated foods as-liver, lima beans, mayonnaise, mushrooms, eggs, okra, beets, brussel sprouts, tuna, and gelatin.  Of those foods, how many do you actually hate? Anything you’d add to the list?
I do hate liver and beets, but the word is too strong for some of the other items. I actually like lima beans, mayo, mushrooms, eggs, tuna and gelatin. I am not sure about okra and brussel sprouts, I have very limited knowledge of them and would be willing to try them again.

I would add green olives, and green peppers to the list. And sausage with fennel. They are also of the devil.

7. What’s your favorite book or movie set in a beach or lake town?

Within the last couple of years I have read several books in this category. On Folly Beach by Karen White and Island of Saints by Andy Andrews. Both good, and oddly, both featuring a past and present storyline that included German spies from WW2 on American beaches. I am sure there are more, but these two came to mind first.

But if I am being really honest, the best book featuring a beach is Shanna by Kathleen Woodiweiss. I believe the category would be considered a bodice ripper. And Ruark Beauchamp would be considered a major hottie!!!
8. Insert your own random thought here.

Speaking of DEHOSTWALER Camp!!! Back to 2001, in Boyne, Michigan. We stayed at The Moose Lodge.

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I guess it was cooler this year, everyone has a sweatshirt.

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That’s a little warmer.

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On Lake Michigan. From left, Intern Autumn, Nurse Lauren, The Ab-Cat, the Hostler’s friend I Think She Lives In Alaska Kellen, Mousey and The Lone Boy.

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Playing cards was always so fun!

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Honey, Rae Babe, Capri K and Nurse Lauren playing what appears to be gin.

I think I will have some more pictures to show tomorrow and I am positive Rae Babe’s other half, Jonafin, he’s the best, is in them!!!

Have a hood rest of the week!

Way Back When-sday Hodgepodge

Hi Guys! My thanks to Joyce for gathering us and giving us something to talk about. Head over to her place to join the fun! I hope everyone had a good break, now on with The Hodgepodge!

1. Share one fun thing you did last week, while the Hodgepodge was on ‘spring break’.

I did do a very fun thing last week! My Girl Cousin Joyce called and said her sister, Girl Cousin Vickie, was going to be in town from Indiana, and did Girl Cousin Kay and I want to come over for lunch? You didn’t have to twist our tails very hard to accept that invitation! It was such a nice afternoon! Joyce served a yummy soup and Hudson’s Maurice salad, which I have always heard about, but never had the pleasure of having. She said that was where her Mother (The wonderful Great Aunt Adalene) always took her for her birthday. I said I guess my Mother didn’t love me at all because she never took me there, ever. My Mother had other places she liked to go. Like to Sanders for a hot fudge sundae.

We did quite a bit of talking, and laughing, remembering, and trying to remember what we used to know, and got all caught up. it was a very good day!

2.  April 10th is National Sibling Day…do you have siblings, and if so are you close? Share a favorite story featuring one or all of your siblings. If you don’t have siblings, did you ever wish you did?

I have a sibling. He is a boy and his name is Beeve. We are close in heart and location. A favorite story, that comes up often, is the day he came home with our first pet when he was six years old. He had been out doing who knows what, because back in the day kids wandered. He came home with a little kitten that he found somewhere. Our Dad said he should go back where he found it and ask around to see if anyone had lost a kitten. My Dad said he walked down to the end of the street, looked both ways, and said, “nope, no one lost a kitten”. And that was the end of that! We had a sweet kitty who lived to be 19 years old. We named her Muff. Muffietta King Kong George Elizabeth Grenada Halstead Hoover, to be exact. My Mom always said we had so much fun that first weekend! I guess I have not really been without a kitty-witty since.

Beeve and Muff. She was a good girl.

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3. Is it important to you to ‘buy American’? Why or why not? How much of an effort do you make to ‘buy American’? If you’re not American, insert your own country in the blank.

When I hear that phrase, I think of cars. In that context, since Honey works for Ford Motor Company, we always buy American. Not always Ford, but American made. That can get tricky though. The plant where Honey works used to be the joint Mazda/Ford venture called Auto Alliance. They produced Mazda’s at that time. So while they were made in America, by Americans, they were considered a foreign car. We did have a couple Mazda cars.

If I think about buying American in other things, I find that is also tricky. I can remember my Grandma Georgia complaining about not being able to find American made products back in the 70s. I think things were from Taiwan then. I would prefer to buy American and would probably do it more often if the goods were easier to find. It seems like whenever I look to see where things come from, 95% of the time they are not American made. I think it is a complicated issue, and a conversation that needs to be had. We need to put more Americans to work, but I don’t know if our need it now and want it cheap society would be willing to pay a little more. Honey would say there needs to be equal trade between countries. We are very lopsided in that regard. We are selling our own selves down the river, and throwing in the paddle as a bonus.  
4. Besides The Bible, what book has impacted your spirituality in some way?

Funny you should ask! These were the first Christian books I ever read, and I recently reread them. I was just as inspired and moved as I had been about 16 years ago. The themes of faithfulness, serving with love, repentance and forgiveness in 80 AD are just as relevant today. When I grow up, I want to BE Hadassah. I think I even got teary at the end of the second book. It makes you rethink the old saying “Bloom where you are planted”.

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5. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes.  Do you find rainy days calming or depressing?  When were you last caught in a rainstorm? What’s blooming in your neck of the woods today?

I don’t mind a rainy day, but a rainy week gets old. Keelyody and I have gotten caught in a rainstorm while walking, and speaking of walking, we saw our first daffodil yesterday!!
6. What’s your favorite yellow food?

How about lemon meringue pie!
7. April is National Poetry Month…what’s a poem that holds special meaning for you, and why is it special?

I am not really a poem kind of girl.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Welcome to The Way Back When-sday part of the post. I was looking for a particular picture of Beeve and I holding a little kitten named Muff. Of course I couldn’t find that picture of us, but I did find these. My brother is a very nice man.

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Thanks for stopping by!

What’s On Your Nightstand?

An eclectic bunch to be sure.

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What have you been reading?

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