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!




jeadie05 said...

Great anwers ,Chris , Jan xx

lanurseprn said...

This was fun to read! I was interviewed by Julie, otherwise I would ask you to do it LOL!
I agree with you on #1! I cannot imagine telling my son what he would do with his life. The only thing I've demanded is that he IS going to college. He knows this! LOL!
Love your answer to #4! I like that you still have the doll. I have got some of my old dolls, too.
Have a good day.
Love ya,
Pam xoxox

xxroxymamaxx said...

Very good answers Chris!  I think you did good.  And thanks for letting me know about Penny!  Big hugs, Shelly

lisa41076 said...

Chris, loved reading your answers, Have a great weekend, Hugs Lisa

springangel235 said...

Your answers are perfect...and wow, did you bring back memories with the doll baby...I had one of those.  LOL  Hope you have a lovely weekend and week ahead ...hug and love to you.

midwestvintage said...

 Great answers.  I had that doll, loved it too.


imgr8phil said...

I like your answers.  Too bad we can't visit Jackie's journal anymore.  The civil war would be an interesting and violent time to visit.  Hope you are having a good Labor Day weekend.


seraphoflove9001 said...

Loved your answers! :o)

luddie343 said...

Hi Chris!  Interview me.  xoxo CATHY

siennastarr said...

Chris.. do you know that every answer that you made, was the exact same thing that I would have said.. right down to the Tiny Tears doll and the Barbie.  My jaw dropped when you gave that answer.  I loved my Barbies and my TT doll!

Now.. the only one we differed on was the cremation/burial thing.  I prefer to be cremated, because I can't stand the thought of being shoved in the ground for all of eternity.  Something about that just creeps me out! lol  I'd rather be cremated and have each of my kids take some of my ashes, put me on the mantle, or somewhere like that, so I could keep a ashey eye out on all of them! lol

Hugs and love you


helloimkara said...

Loved all of your answers...  I agree with you about picking out your kids professions... reminds me of those third world countries that assign kids to professions when they ae young.

Kara :)

princesssaurora said...

Very cool interview... thank you for sharing!!!

be well,

zoepaul6968 said...

great answers and Ive been over to Penny,busy morning but Im getting there hugs zoe xx

zoepaul6968 said...

interview me

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

I don't want to be cremated either...Wishing you a great weekend..hope you are well...Hugs and prayers!  TerryAnn

tpiez4me said...

Chris I love these the Civil War era too....although I am partial to my air conditioning though!

ktkamanski said...

I really enjoy your reads - So real, so true to what life is all about! Thank you for your visits and words of kindness ~ Take care of you and yours always, Love your responses. Have a happy tomorrow!

zoepaul6968 said...

Hi hun,just checkin in,are you ok? I havent seen you write for a while,mwahhh zoe xx

shayshaydc said...

Hey Chris.... hope you are doing well..... life can be a bitch sometimes.... hope things are going good with you..Joey...and Megan.... I have been far and few between entries.... just haven't been too motivated here lately.... take care...

buggieboo1 said...

just stoppin by to say HI!

hope this finds you well!
~make it a great day!~

lattedah711 said...

"Trick or Treat"  Stop By and Say BOO!     Tracy

xomywayox said...

chris...where are you????


fisherkristina said...

Chris, you haven't written in a long time, please start writing again, we need your witt and your wisdom.  BTW,  I don't know if I mentioned this, but my favorite toy was Beautiful Crissy, the doll w/ the growing hair!

Krissy :)

xxroxymamaxx said...

Just wondering why I haven't been getting any of your alerts.  Now I know why, you have been entering???  Love ya, Shelly

mcknansmom said...

for some reason I am not getting alerts for you.....
love your answers and have a great week!

ambradream said...

hi! finally I can leave a comment! I was having Interview me!!! I haven't done this sort of thing in a while!