Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What's something about Christmas that most people like, but you don't? Elaborate. 

I didn't mind all the cooking and going from place to place.  When I speak of cooking, I mean the traditional Christmas dinner or breakfast.  Hub's family always had a huge Christmas breakfast starting at 6:30am.  When we were first married, I didn't like getting up so early and eating breakfast, and etc., etc. But with the years, I got use to eat and it became our tradition as well. Breakfast would consist of waffles, eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, oysters, biscuits, gravy, sausage casserole, baked egg casserole, and spinach quiche.
Also, I enjoyed the hustle and bustle of attending Christmas Parties.  It seems like we always had 2 or 3 to attend every week.

2. Tell us about one cherished tradition from your childhood and if you'll make it happen this year? 

One of my cherished tradition was going to choose our Christmas Tree.  We would go up in the mountain (hiking), find our tree, chop it down, sit a spell and rest, and haul it back to our house.  When growing up, we always had a fresh tree.  The smell was so scented.  I would always sniff and inhale the branches.
Nope!  I haven't had a real tree in about 10 years.
Attending church on Christmas Eve  is a fond memory and something I still do. Hopefully, I can attend this Christmas Eve.

3. In 1941 FDR declared December 15th Bill of Rights Day. Citizens were encouraged to fly the flag and gather for prayers and other ceremonies as appropriate. Did you know this? Will you fly a flag? Can you name all the rights and protections guaranteed in the first ten amendments of the US Constitution? Of the ten, which two do you value most? If you need a list you'll find one here.

I didn't know this (I should have remembered) and no flag flown here. 
If you would have asked this years ago, YES!  This is part of our 6th grade History and the students had to know these.
First Amendment--my right to religion and to express myself and (I am tore between two) ...Second Amendment-I have a right to bear arms and protect myself and Tenth Amendment...government only has those powers listed in the Constitution.

4. Do you know someone named Bill? Tell us something about him? Is there a famous 'Bill' you'd like to meet? 
Yes...Bill Wagner, a professional baseball pitcher.  He grew up in Marion, Virginia (10 minutes from me). I know he played for the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros.  I still attend church with his father.
Famous Bill??

5. A step in the right direction, on the right track, bragging rights, be in the right place at the right time, get off on the right foot, right as rain, right side up, give your right arm for, have one's heart in the right place...choose a 'right' that applies to your life in some way in recent days and tell us how it's so.

On the right track.  It is a process, but I feel like I am on the right track.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Have a great rest of the week and Enjoy Life!
Stay safe and for those in my 'neck of the woods' be careful....sleet and ice on the way.


  1. Enjoyed your answers and those pictures are adorable!

  2. That really is an elaborate breakfast, sounds like more work than Thanksgiving dinner but I bet it is delicious. I agree with you on #3, so important. We are waiting for snow here, hopefully no sleet or rain. Such cuties in those pictures :)

  3. It's great to feel that you are on the right track. And how could you not be with those beautiful babies in your life! Enjoy your week.

  4. It's snowing here today! As this is our first year in the snow (for a long time), I am enjoying looking out the window at the snowflakes dropping.
    Those little ones are so adorable!

  5. Precious random thoughts! So cute. The right track is a good place to be. Hope you can attend a Christmas Eve service...

  6. There is a snowflake on our Christmas Day forecast. Going to be 46 degrees though so nothing substantial. I do like the idea of snow on Christmas day. That's my kind of breakfast and I'd skip lunch. I hate missing the Christmas Eve service as that is my favorite thing about Christmas, but we are not doing anything or going anywhere until after the wedding. Trying to keep everyone well for that!


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