Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I'VE BEEN TAGGED

My blogger friend DONNA at
                                    THE HOUSE ON THE CORNER


has just TAGGED me.  She has sent me 8 QUESTIONS that I'm to answer; then I choose 8 friends and ask them my own 8 QUESTIONS!
She included me among her 8 friends...she even told me I was one of her FAVORITE BLOGS, so how could I not participate?  With me, FLATTERY will get you everywhere a long way!  I also want to do this to help others get to know me better, so here goes....

 1.  What is your favorite childhood memory?
Hmmm...this one is hard.  I thoroughly enjoyed taking dance lessons; also going to summer camps.  But some of my best times were spent at the home of MRS. HIGGINS, a lady I dearly loved.  She was like a faux-grandmother and she loved me just as much as I loved her.  She lived next to the railroad tracks with her teenage daughters Kathryn & Sue, her husband that I affectionately called HIGGINS, and their cute little dog Fuzzy.  (Every year I got a birthday card and Fuzzy's name was included!)  Kathryn & Sue would play with me and they all spoiled me rotten.  I remember drawing water from an old well, taking baths in a washtub, and playing under the big tree in their front yard.  Higgins worked for the railroad and when he rode by the house on the train, he would blow the whistle at me!  That made me feel so special.  I still stay in touch with Kathryn & Sue but Mr. & Mrs. Higgins and Fuzzy have been gone a long time, though I still miss them and will always remember and appreciate the love and attention they gave me. 

                                      Muskegon, MI                                                           

2.  If you could come back as any person in history, who would it be and why?
Donna is really making me think hard today!  I was never a big history buff and don't know as much about historical figures as I should, but maybe I would be MOTHER THERESA.


 I'm a good old Southern Baptist but no matter your faith or religion, who could not admire Mother Theresa?  She was truly a self-less person who tried to make the world a better place.

3.  You have 5 minutes to evacuate your home.  All family & pets are safe.  What would you grab from your home on the way out the door?
This one is much easier...I would grab as many family photos as possible, especially those of my daughter who gained her angel wings in 1986.



4.  Of the posts you have created for your blog, which one was your favorite and why?
Many of my posts have been about my grandchildren and experiences we have shared.  One of my favorites was definitely A DAY WITH FUNNY PUTTY.  The kids enjoyed it so much and hopefully when asked one day what their favorite childhood memory was it might be this or some other "adventure" with their Cheri.



5.  What is your dream vacation?
I would love to travel abroad some day, maybe Italy or Greece.
                                             i canali di bologna. emilia romagna, italia, italy                                                

6.  When you don't have to leave the house, do you get dressed or stay in your pj's?
Definitely get dressed!  I just don't feel right if I'm not "put together" for the day.  Also, I like to look nice for my hubby!

      Just my everyday, ordinary look...takes just 5 minutes & I'm ready to go!

7. Do you sing in the car when you're alone?
Are you saying everybody doesn't?  Let's just say I make a "joyful noise."
                    FaLaLaLaLa LaLaLaLAH!                                                      

8.  Have you ever been to an auction; if so, what did you buy?  Were you absolutely in love with the item or did you accidently, through no fault of your own, get caught up in the moment and buy something and when you got home wondered "why in the world?"
Yes, I have bought things at auction but if you have to ask me the rest of the question, you really don't know me!  I agonize over how much to pay, or whether to buy it at all, or do I really need it, etc., etc.  I only buy at auction things I really love and get a really good deal on.  Some things I've bid successfully on can be seen here.


Well, this has been fun!  Made me use a few brain cells this a.m....but fun!  Thanks, Donna, for including me.  Now I've got to pass my questions onto some unsuspecting blogger friends so I can learn more about them.  Here are the blogger friends I've chosen:

                      ROSE @ Wonders of Life
                     Jan @ BobbyPins Boardwalk
                     Ganky @ They Call Me Ganky
                     Cindy @ Rick-Rack and Gingham
                     Molly @ View from a Saddle
 Trey @ Brave Eagles Hunt with Antique Brownings
                    Ashlee @ Across the Branch
                     Linsey @ The Hunnie Pot
 (Friends, feel free to participate if you have time; if not, I certainly understand.)

Here are my 8 QUESTIONS:
1.  Tell one person who has greatly influenced your life; explain why.
2.  What is one thing that you are very passionate about.
3.  If money was no object, what is one thing you would buy for yourself OR what is one place you would like to travel to?
4.  What is one thing that you very much enjoy doing?
5.  Who was your favorite teacher and why?
6.  If you had one talent (that you do not already have) what would it be?
7.  What is your most embarrassing moment (if you dare to tell it)?
8.  Would you rather live in the mountains or at the beach?  Why?

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7 comments:

Theresa said...

1. Tell one person who has greatly influenced your life; explain why.
My oldest Brother! He almost died a few years back but survived. He has such good advice and I treasure his friendship!

2. What is one thing that you are very passionate about.
ERRRR... my grandchildren:)

3. If money was no object, what is one thing you would buy for yourself OR what is one place you would like to travel to?
I would like to have a small pull-behind camper!

4. What is one thing that you very much enjoy doing?
Visiting with family!

5. Who was your favorite teacher and why?
My favorite teacher was a Sunday School teacher... Ms. Peggy Ragsdale! She was an angel on earth and just passed away last year.

6. If you had one talent (that you do not already have) what would it be?
To be able to sing like a mockingbird:)

7. What is your most embarrassing moment (if you dare to tell it)?
As a child in 2nd grade, two of us were clowning around while the teacher was out of the room and she came back in!

8. Would you rather live in the mountains or at the beach? Why?
Beach! Love the ocean breeze!

Thanks for getting my wheels turning!

Enjoy your evening my friend! HUGS!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Oh my - what a great post Cheri!!! I LOVED your answers ~ actually made me feel like I asked good questions :-) I can't wait to come back follow your tags and she how they responded to your questions!!

yaya said...

Fun blog and it's so good to get to know you better! I'll look forward to reading the other blogs for answers to your questions!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

I love your answers, Cheri! I certainly feel that I know you better! How fortunate you were to have a Mr. and Mrs. Higgins in your childhood. You explained them so vividly. I can just picture you in the yard and the train whistle blowing for you. Great answers! I will definitely post answers to your questions, as well. It will be fun to share.

ScoMan said...

Greece is an interesting holiday choice. It's a beautiful part of the world, but not at the top of many peoples lists.

Personally, if I don't have to go out, quite often I stay in my PJs. Comfort is important to me.

Rose said...

boy! some major thinking re questions. loved your answers. pj's only might wear for mostpart of the day, cleaning and lazy. answers to questions-been busy not able to get to blogs so i"m up at a wild time, so who knows what I will say 1. peron who influenced you, would be my mother. she had determination to do what she could for her family. family and responsibility go hand and hand with LOVE. 2. what are you passionate about? i love my grand daughter and wish we live closer 3. moey how to spend travel back to Europe. 4. i enjoy going to antique shops and thrift shops. 5. i have no favorite teacher. 6. if i had talent i would love to be an artist. i love pictures.7. when i was in the 6th. grade they weighed us in front of the class and i gained the most weight. glad that this isn't done now. 8. love the mountains the trees and scenery. now, time to try to try to go back to bed. rose

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Hard to believe myself, but I never even turn my radio on in the car anymore. I'm just sick of noise altogether when I go out. Cell phones ringing, people talking. When I get in the car, I'm ready for quiet!
Brenda