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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch

I am doing Patrice's Meme today Chats on the Farmhouse Porch.
I liked her questions today because they are just fun. It is real
easy to come play along. I know I would love to come and visit your
farmhouse porch and find out all about you.

Questions for our chat:

1. What was your biggest fear as a child?

Loosing a parent and having to go live in an orphanage.

2. How old were you when you learned to cook? Or how old will you be when you learn to cook?

I was 11 when my Mom died in September, My Dad's birthday was in November, I wanted to make him a birthday cake. My sister and my brother and me were home alone, so I got out a cake mix and read the directions and made the cake. I called my grandmother and she told me how to make frosting. There are still pictures in the photo album of us standing by that cake. It leaned to one side but my Dad was so happy. I was hooked after that, I realized I could read and I could follow directions so I knew I could cook.

3. Did you have a favorite book as a child? What was it?

My favorite books that I still read once a year, is Anne of Green Gables. I still love them as much as I ever did and when Matthew died it still goes down as once of the worst things I ever read. Right there next to
"So why did Ned and Nancy Drew never get married?"

4. What's the busiest time of year for you?

Right now until the New Year. I have so much that has to get done and I really feel like some day's I just run from sun up to sun down.

5. Have you ever won a contest?

No, I have won some giveaway's since I started blogging but those are the first time in my life I have ever won anything.

I enjoyed this weeks questions and I look forward to getting around and visiting you too.
Have a great Wednesday!


  1. I LOVE Anne of Green Gables! I enjoyed the PBS movie series too. Yes- why didn't Nancy and Ned marry? Thanks for always visiting on my porch!

  2. I just read Anne of Green Gables again this summer...who knows how many times I've read it. My grandmother bought me the first 3 books on a trip I took with her to PEI. It was bliss. This time, the read was just as wonderful. I loved the PBS specials too and thought Megan Follows was a simply perfect Anne.

  3. Okay, I've never read Anne of Green Gables...that's on my "bucket" list, too!!!
    HOPE you have a great Labor Day weekend!!!

  4. The story of the cake is so sweet. made my first cake in an Easy Bake Oven. I might be the only person in the world who doesn't like Anne. And to make it worse, about 15 years ago I lived in Prince Edward Island for a few years. She was friggin everywhere. I was so sick of that little red-head.
    Kim :)

  5. the story of the cake is so touching, kim. :)

  6. Kim loved and savored every word!! What a joy to get to know you.

  7. Oh! I almost forgot, you asked about the paste wax, it is Minwax finishing wax the kind you shine floors with, or you can use shellac.I was going to email you last night but got so busy.
    Enjoy your day,

  8. My daughter just asked me if we could go to the library to get the next Anne book! I was already reading your post, just after answering her I got to the book question. We both that was pretty funny! :)

    Blessings, Debbie

  9. Fun post as always...I could just see you as a girl making that cake, so much like a first born filling the need of the moment...so glad you fear didn't come true.

  10. I love those Anne of Green Gables books. They were my daughters favorite books when they were young. My biggest fear was dying before I was old enough to get married and have kids....I leaned to make bread when I was 8 years old. JB

  11. Anne of Green Gables was a favorite of both of our daughters. I wasn't much of a reader as a kid.

    Well...I'm a day late, but better late than never, right?

  12. Yes, these were fun questions. I always like reading your answers.


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