Saturday, September 1, 2007



As some of you know, this question thing is going around JLand.  I saw it in Jackie HOPE FLOATS journal and, of course, raised my hand to be interviewed sooooo here goes:

1.  If at birth you could have selected the profession your children would eventually pursue, would you have done so?
Most definitely NOT!  No, not ever.  I know we never say never but I wouldn't even presume to choose or select anything for my children in advance.  All three of my children are their own individuals and very different in their likes and dislikes.  I couldn't even have begun to discern their personalities at birth.  I'm thinking the reason I am so adamant on this is because my mother was rather domineering and controlling and was more than disappointed that she couldn't turn me into a carbon copy of herself. 
In order to achieve happiness and contentment, I do believe we need to permit our children to make their own decisions, to a certain extent, and learn from their mistakes.
2.   Do you wish on stars?
LOL....of course, I do.  I'm very "fanciful".  I'm a dreamer, always lost in thought.  Star light, star bright, the first star I see tonight.....  Does wishing on stars make it so?  It's a nice thought.
3.  If you could go back in time, what time period would you select, and why?
I would select the time around the Civil War.  I haven't thought about this in years but in my younger, dreaming days, I used to think I would have loved to have lived in that time period.  Don't know why but maybe it was reading "Gone with the Wind" and imagining myself being Scarlett O'Hara  Ok, pre Civil War time, and I would be super rich and pampered.  Probably would have lived in Savannah or Charleston.  The slavery bothers me though so my second choice would have been living in England around the time the Bronte sisters penned Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.  Yep, I'm a hopeless romantic because I would have had to have a Heathcliff and Mr. Rochester.
4.  Name one toy you owned as a child that meant a lot to you?
Yikes, this has to be the hardest one.  I can barely remember my toys.  I think my favorite would have had to be my Tiny Tears doll.  I was probably 3 when I got her.  My mom and aunt sewed all kinds of clothes for it.  Besides my Barbie (yep I had one Barbie), my Tiny Tears doll is about the only toy I have left that my mother didn't get rid of.
5.  Burial or cremation...and why?
Burial, definitely.  Why?  I just get creeped out by cremation even though I'll be dead and wouldn't know it was being done.  I rather go to dust naturally.  My son thinks there some Christian religious thing about not being cremated.  I'm not so sure about that.  I just don't like the thought of it although it's cheaper and space is getting limited for burying.

Now it is your turn. If you would like to be grilled by moi then:

1. Leave me a comment saying "Interview me."
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your journal with a post containing your answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


And one more thing, dear Penny Penny`s Pieces of Ohio is in Cleveland Clinic this weekend getting some testing done for some problems she has been having lately.  Please stop by and offer her some prayers, support, good wishes, etc.  Love you, Penny!