Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Wednesday Hodgepodge


1. What obligation do you believe you have to your country? 

Respect---respect the flag, celebrate holidays, and use social media appropriately AND obey the laws.

2. October 12 is National Farmers Day? Do you know any farmers? What do they farm/grow/raise? Are there any farm stands where you live? Do you shop there? 

My dad was a farmer.  We owned a farm as I was growing up and even in my college years BUT we never lived on this farm.  We grew tobacco (this was hard work) hay (which was also hard and sweating hard work), and my dad had beef cattle.  

Dad would never use roll hay bales....had to be square.

There are a couple of Farmer Markets close by.  There is one in Abingdon, Va. and it is fantastic.  They are open on Saturday mornings till around 11 and you must get there early. I have often shopped there.

3. What's a skill you think everyone should have? Tell us why? 

Communication skills--allows others to understand you.  Poor communication skills lead to a lot of misunderstanding and frustration.

Another skill I think everyone should have is empathy.  Empathy is important in almost every aspect of daily life.

Communication and empathy skills should me taught at home and in school.

4. Favorite thing you've purchased this year? 

My car.  In May, I purchased a 2021 a Honda.

5. What's your favorite place to visit in the fall? 

Great Smokey Mountains.  I miss those trips hub and I would take to the Smokey Mountains.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

College friends (one I just found who lives in Roanoke) and other friends are getting together to celebrate two special friends who will be having Birthdays this Saturday.  I am looking forward to seeing all and having a great time.

Have a great day and Enjoy Life!


  1. Oh that Farmer's Market looks like a work of art. I don't blame you for treating yourself on a regular bases. Congrats on the new car. Hubs and I have decided our 2 old Avalons are going to have us between the ditches a bit longer. They drive like a dream and still look like new, so why not. Enjoy the rest of your week and this wonderful Fall weather.

  2. I agree with you on communication skills. I teach college composition and I always tell them that they may not care much about writing but they will have to communicate with co-workers and they should be effective!

  3. I enjoyed your answers. Empathy is a good one.

  4. That's interesting that your dad had to have square stacked hay. I think we were close to Abingdon Va. on our road trip. Something about that rings a bell. Communication skills are important for sure!

  5. I'm excited for your little mini-reunion/birthday celebration. It is a big month for birthdays in our college gang, isn't it? Enjoy the time spent together and say hi for me : )

  6. Enjoyed reading your answers, it seems you and I were thinking along the same lines about the skill of communication, I also think having empathy is so important, when we walk in someone else's shoes we can understand their circumstances! Thank you for sharing.


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