Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Wednesday Hodgepodge


1. How would you define 'old'? At what age is someone old? 

Old is no longer young!  I am no longer young because I have lived longer than I am going to live.  

100 years old is old to me.

2. A place you've been that's old? Tell us something about your visit there. 

Hub and I use to go to Backbone Rock.  It is, I think, the shortest tunnel in the world.  There are steps one may climb up and walk across the tunnel as you see the highway below. 

On the other side of the tunnel is a creek and picnic shelters.  It was beautiful in the fall.

3. Something you miss about the 'good old days'? When were they anyway? 

Kindness and Respect!  People were always willing to lend a helping hand.  I still see of this today, but not as much.  Respect---Oh Man! if you weren't respectful, you were put in your place real fast.  Of course there were a few, in the minority, who wasn't respectful BUT the majority was respectful.
The 'good old days' I would have to say the late 70s and early 80s.

4. In what way are you a 'chip off the old block'? Or if you'd rather, in what way is your child a 'chip off the old block'? 

I have been compared to my dad...saying I was a 'chip off the old block'.  Having his demeanor and his work ethic.  

I need to add, my youngest daughter is a 'chip off the old block' she definitely has my short fuse and can pout for days!

5. Old fashioned, Old Testament, old timer, same old same old, old glory, good old boy, old wives tale...choose an 'old' phrase that relates to something in your life or the wider world currently and explain. 

Old wives tale....According to my bean count, we will have 22 snows because this is the number of fogs we had in August, bees coming up out of the ground means a cold winter, and the corn shucks are tough this year which means a hard winter  When I tell the younger teachers this, they just look at me like I am crazy.  We will see if my old wives tales, that I have heard for many years, is true.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Having a busy week...This is Homecoming Week for the school I am currently teaching out.  Dress up days every day, Homecoming Parade Thursday, and the ballgame Friday I have church activities going on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Next week starts Apple Festival Week!  This is something my town has done for over 50+ years, many crafts, vendors, decorating our town, a parade, a 5K, and band competition.


  1. Sounds like you've got a busy week. I love the George Burns quote! Have a great week!

  2. It sounds like you are really busy this week. Our town has an Apple Fest every year too. Hope you have fun!!

  3. It will be interesting to see if your old wives tales ring true. Sounds like a fun busy week...enjoy all the goings on!

  4. Your old wives tales may come true! You have a busy week ahead, hope you enjoy!

  5. That quote was awesome. I enjoyed your answers.


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