Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What's one thing that's still the same about you as when you were young?
My poor eyesight!!  I am still blind as a bat.

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

Science-just because of all the knowledge and  inventions from our famous inventors- Benjamin Franklin to Henry David Thoreau science helps us move forward.  However, with history, one should learn from their mistakes, right? and history helps one learn from the past.

3. Lima, kidney, string, garbanzo, black or pinto-your favorite bean?
Pinto beans.  A favorite dish-pinto beans, cornbread, garden green onions, and a can of tomatoes.  Yummy!

4. What's something people come to your town to do?

This weekend is Chilhowie's Apple Festival.  The festivities started last weekend-Kick-Off Event with a concert in town and beauty pageants.  Friday, the vendors set up on the 'green' for three days, Saturday will be the parade and band competitions, and Sunday will be gospel singing.  The Apple Festival use to be HUGE; Chilhowie was booming with all the apple orchards and many people came from all over.  Now there are no longer any apple orchards-housing development took over but the town still celebrates.

5. When was the last time you were in a meeting? Sum it up for us in five words or less.

Massive amounts of paperwork-Government

6. What special event would you like a VIP pass to attend?
I would like to sit down to dinner with many First Ladies--just to name a few-Hillary Clinton,

7. What's one piece of advice you'd give a writer?

Be able to show your readers-not just tell.  Prove to me it is a good day by using specific words,  be able to capture my attention in the first couple of paragraphs-I need a hook, and please don't spoon food me-let me make up my own mind -just don't tell me the ending all of the time.  Uh-Oh-that's was more than one.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Something I have thought about lately-be kind to one another for one doesn't know the news that person has just received or what that person is going through.  All it may take is just a simple "hello" or a smile.


  1. My grandmother always told me - to walk a mile in someone's shoes before making a comment. I hold that philosophy very dear to my heart.

  2. OOO! Apple festival, sounds like the perfect fall activity :) Happy Wednesday!

  3. I agree, an apple festival sounds perfect to me, too! Too bad the apple orchards are gone, though.

  4. We have the almost exact answer for science/history :)
    First ladies - that would be an awesome meet up to sit in!!!

  5. Glad to see you didn't hold back on your writer's answer! :D

  6. "Smile....hello!!!!"

    Your bean answer has me drooling on the keyboard. You and April make pinto beans sound so delicious!!!

    Interesting you chose the first ladies. The one I would've liked to meet would've been Lady Bird Johnson. Dunno why, but I always liked her.

  7. Your bean dish sounds yummy! The apple festival sounds like fun. We are going to our apple orchards on the 5th of October. You know when my children were young, especially my daughter, she would come home from school saying that her teacher didn't like her. I would tell her exactly what you said. I would say they might have something going on at home that is troubling them and not to take it personally.

  8. Thank you for the random thought you gave! It is definitely something to keep in mind at all times. It would be fascinating to sit down with a First Lady to hear what it's really like to live in the White House.

  9. I love pinto beans and your dish sounds like something I'd definitely enjoy...A LOT! Your random thought is excellent advice for all of us all! We're all going through our own challenges and, often times, a simple smile or a kind word can make a huge difference.


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