Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What do the words 'freedom' and 'liberty' mean to you? Does your mind go more in the direction of not being persecuted or discriminated against or does it head in the direction of doing what you please?
Freedom and liberty means not being discriminated against for one's beliefs or values. 
2. Nathan's sponsors a hot dog eating contest every 4th of July. Last year over 40,000 people attended the event and almost 2 million watched it on TV. The winner ate over 60 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. How do you like your hot dogs?

Nathan's hot dogs are the best.  I prefer my hot dog grilled -a little black-add mustard, chili, & relish
3. If you were going to enter an eating contest what would be on the menu? 
4. Do you run your house more as a dictatorship or a democracy?

When the girls were younger, probably a little of both.
Democracy-even when the girls were younger, they had a chance to say what was on their minds during a family discussion and convince us to be on their side.
Dictatorship-mom knows best and the answer is "No"-end of discussion.
Now that both daughters are grown, house is more of a democracy.
5. Where was your favorite summer place when you were a kid?
My favorite summer place was at my grandmother's.  We would sit and swing for hours and hours.  I can remember the smell coming from her kitchen was so inviting-no matter how hot it was outside-grandmother still cooked a hot dinner-no AC either.  With AC I hardly cook a hot dinner.  Never once did I hear grandmother complain about the heat or how hot her kitchen was!
6. Do you have a guest room? Would you want to stay there?
No guest room in my house.  However two empty bedrooms-now both daughters are living together in an apartment.  Let me take that back-one empty bedroom-kinda use one bedroom for grandson's stuff.
7. Next Wednesday America celebrates her independence. Do you have any special plans for the 4th of July? If you live outside the USA when and how does your country celebrate its own patriotic holiday?

Usually a  family cook-out.  Hub and I were discussing this last night-menu planning. After the cook-out, a friendly game of backyard volleyball begins.  Later it is going somewhere to watch fireworks or just sitting on the porch listening to the fireworks and talking and relaxing.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Wishing all a happy Fourth of July.


  1. Cooking dinner has changed alot! Even for people who love to cook it seems very few do it every single night day in and day out like our grandmother's did. AC and all! : )

    Enjoy the 4th!

  2. I love 'mom says no'...end of discussion.

    Oh Chili on hot dogs...I forgot chili. Yum.

  3. I want to have a cook out, but our grill needs replacing. So, we won't be doing that. I guess that's okay considering how hot has been. Ugh!

    Tuesday & Wednesday Blog Hop Mash!

  4. It seems as though you and I have the same favorite summer place as a kid. Nothing can compare to grandma's--and you are right, they always cooked, without AC, and never once complained.

  5. Enjoyed your answers, especially your favorite summer place :) We grew up with no a/c (in Florida) and never complained either :)

  6. Yes, I do love a blackened hot dog. What a perfect memory sitting on the swing and smelling the awesome food. Have a wonderful 4th of July.


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