Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fun Questions to Think About

Stolen from Janet!

1. If you could have a super power what would it be?

All the powers that the nose twitching Samantha had in “Bewitched”.

2. If you could be a ruler of any country which would it be?

Spain….I’ve always loved the Spanish culture.

3. If you could live a movie in a real life which would it be?

Lord of the Rings…..more specifically Bilbo’s Home!

4. If you could play a professional sport which would it be?

Baseball…hands down!

5. If you were to be stuck on Desert Island and allowed only one food which food would it be?

Lasagna, with Garfield as my companion.

6. If you could hang out with a famous person for a day who would it be?

John Lennon…..what’s up, dude?

7. If you had to give up one of your five senses which would you choose?

Tough one here……with my love of gardening, photography and music, this eliminates a few. I’d say the sense of touch.

8. If you could witness an historical event which would it be?

Quite easy for me…..the beginning of time…..Big Bang or Something Else?

9. If you could have written any book which would it be?

The Bible……many corrections needed in that document.

10. If you had to live somewhere besides where you live right now where would it be?

Alaska, if I could afford it…..AND if I could stand the temps!

11. If you could be an animal what would it be?

A cat….I like their attitudes!

12. If you had to go and take a class for a week to learn how to do something new what would it be?

How to play a mandolin….love the sound of the instrument but it doesn’t jive with my knowledge of the guitar.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I am from front yard, summer time baseball games and a lazy moving creek……from rope swings hung from majestic oak trees and baseball cards hung on bicycle tire spokes by wooden clothes pins.

I am from the homes of brick in suburbia and the country, from woodlands spreading to the end of my own imagination.

I am from the iris and salsa, the Christmas cactus and bright flower petals for the season.

I am from oyster stew at Christmas and brown hair and brown eyes, from Matthew and Tabitha and Gilbert.

I am from the Southern conservatives and endless, unnecessary fighting yet I am conservative no longer.

I am from Grandmama running away from school to escape a paddling and wood fairies that flutter down from Maples in the fall.

I am from Southern Baptists and Wednesday night suppers at church....from Sunday School teachers who didn't like or understand The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doobie Brothers, Dan Fogelberg or Bob Dylan.....the poets of my lifetime in this place.

I'm from Atlanta and Europe, Georgia and Tennessee; Lithonia and Oak Ridge... and fried catfish caught on the same day and Brunswick stew.

From the dad who, as a kid, stole watermelons from the farmer down the hill and cooled them in the creek, the grandfather who lived alone and sober after drinking his marriage away.

I am from the shoebox of photos, an ancient lock and key from a fallen brother’s treasure chest, a necklace whose twin was lost to a forgotten girlfriend, a wooden slide rule used by a father struggling with engineering and a key to a home I can never enter again.