Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Chats on the Farmhouse Porch
I enjoyed Patrice's questions today. So lets get right to them.
1. Tell me a fond memory of an elderly person?
As I have mentioned before, I grew up next door to my grandparents and then further down the street, my great grandmother lived in a Quonset hut. My great grandmother was quite a original lady. She had went to college so she was educated. She worked hard all of the time. She had a puzzle on a card table sitting in her living room. She had a odd looking old TV that she never turned on. She had a wonderful shelf of books that she read all of the time, like her old friends, Scottish Chiefs being her favorite. She also dipped snuff. It was always an source of entertainment for me. It was double oo snuff. I would watch her so closely to see her spit into a very clean can. Her cans would sit on her drain board after she used them. She was a very clean woman with very few belongings. Her couch was one of those horse hair types that you read about in old books. She was not a loving type of woman like my grand mother or my mother was, but she was a treasure none the less. I am the richer for her influence in my life.My Great- Grandmother is on the left.
2. What's your favorite flavor of jam or jelly?
I really like strawberry, but I like blueberry lime and just blueberry.
3. What goes through your mind when you drive by one of those whopping, huge houses that look like something in a magazine?
Well, I have lived in two whopping big houses. I will tell you first hand they are lots of work, yes taxes are high, the power bills are enormous, It takes a long, long time to clean them but when you have an outside wedding that the day turns out to be really hot, you can bring 80 people inside and not be crowded. You always have enough room for people. It takes me 3 days to wash windows, it takes me two days to clean house. I may not always want to live here, but for now, I am very thankful that I am here and when I see houses bigger than mine, I know that there is a person that lives there than never sits down.
4. What's your favorite way to relax?
I like to sew, or read a book or watch a fire or watch a movie. Lots of ways. Go outside and watch my garden grow or watch my chickens.
5. What's your favorite kind of pasta?
I am not a big pasta eater, I eat it if that is what I fixed for dinner but I would rather eat other things than pasta.
I just wanted to say thanks to Patrice for this weeks questions. I always look forward to the questions.