Random Dozen…September 22

It’s time to join “Lid” for her weekly Random Dozen meme.  If you would like to join in the fun, just click her button at the top of this post…

1. Have you, or has someone close to you, ever won an award for anything?  If you mean military awards, that would be my father-in-law.  He fought in WWII, and received both a bronze and a silver star.  In other kinds of awards,  our oldest son won the Presidential Scholarship to a local college (all tuition paid for an entire year), while  our youngest son won regional and  state FBLA awards in Banking and Finance. 

2. Who is the nearest relative to you who has served in the US Military?  That would be my husband and my brother.   Both of my husband’s parents served as well.

3. Share something that stirs the patriotic spirit in you.  The song “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood stirs me every time I hear it.

4. Where are you in the birth order in your family? Do you think your “placement” made a difference in your personality?  I am the youngest of two children.  I may have been “spoiled” a little bit because I arrived nearly nine years after my brother, I don’t know that it affected my personality though.  My brother has always been talkative and very out-going, while I’ve always been quiet and reserved. 

5. Name one trait you hope you carry that was evidenced in your parents or grandparents.” Devotion”– to God, family,  and home.  My grandmother was the perfect example, and I always wanted to be just like her. 

6. If female, do you prefer wearing a skirt or pants?  I don’t like the way skirts fit me–I only buy dresses, so my answer is pants!

7. Approximately how many times do you wake during the night?  If I wake up, it’s usually only one time–for a bathroom break!   What do you do to go back to sleep?  Usually I go right back to sleep.  Whenever I can’t sleep, I put the tv on the music channel that plays guitar/piano music…it works every time, but the sound has to be very low…

8. Share a favorite movie quote.  Oh…that’s too hard.  I love movies!  How about “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn!” I remember being so happy when Rhett Butler FINALLY told Scarlet O’Hara those words. 

9. What is your favorite Fall candle scent?  I don’t really have a favorite.  I like cinnamon apple or pumpkin pie, among others.

10. What is one Fall activity you’re looking forward to? I enjoy decorating the yard for Halloween (for the grandchildren), and I enjoy seeing the grandchildren dressed up in their trick-or-treat costumes.

11. Tell us about a pleasant surprise that happened to you recently. Our grandchildren presented my husband and me with a framed photo collage for Grandparents Day.

12. What was it like when you first met your in-laws-to-be? I was probably nervous at first, but that quickly went away.  They made me feel like a part of their family from the very first day.  Did I mention that I had just turned 15 when I met them?  They were always like a second set of parents to me.  While my husband-to-be was away in the army, sometimes I used to go and spend the night with them on the weekends.  My future mother-in-law and I would go on shopping trips, too.

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  1. So nice to learn so much about someone. You really were young when you met your husband. I think it is amazing that you are still together. I was 15 when I met my first husband.

    • Yes, Doreen, I guess we were just meant to be together. Ed and I survived a 2 1/2 year seperation just 4 months after we met (while he was in the army). I knew he was “the one” pretty soon after we met, and I think he felt the same way.

  2. I was the youngest of three and I know I was spoiled.
    Enjoyed your Random Dozen. Hope your week is going well.

  3. Enjoyed reading your answers. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

    • Thanks for stopping by. I went over to your place, and I love the new look 🙂

  4. What a blessing to have that relationship with your in-laws!

    Thank you to your husband, brother and in-laws for their service. In our family, both my husband and I, both of our dads, and both of our brothers served, as did one of my grandfathers! Our blood is a mix of olive drab and air force blue!

    • Thanks for your sweet comments, Wow! You do come from a blood line of olive drab and air force blue. That’s great! I love our servicemen and women 🙂

  5. thanks for your comment on my blog re history of our house . i, too laughed whe you metioned the ballsin the yard. we will carry this wonderful memory to our graves. i’m glad the original house is still up. your family has a great military background. i know you are proud. have a good day rose

    • Thanks for stopping by, Rose. I was thinking about you this morning while on my walk. I love reading your stories.

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by! I enjoyed visiting your blog today too. Your grandchildren are precious! Especially liked #4 and #5. Blessings to you for a wonderful week!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Lea, and thanks for the compliment on the grandchildren–I think they are “grand”.

  7. Lots of us got lucky in the inlaw department it seems!
    I love the Lee Greenwood song too….it doesn’t take a lot for me to feel emotional about the USA : )

    • Thanks for stopping by, Joyce. I was finally able to leave you a comment today 🙂

  8. back again. thanks for your comment on my post re Berry College. it is one of the most beautiful places to visit. take care. rose

    • Rose, yes Berry College looks like a wonderful place to go to school.

  9. You got a framed picture for grandparent’s day! I’ll bet you gave it a place of honor 🙂

    • Ruth, I did give my new collage a special place. I even had to take down an old collage to do it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  10. One of my favorite movie quotes is, “We’re gonna need a bigger boat,” from Jaws. LOL

    As far as the candles, I really LOVE pumpkin scented candles. Mmm, mmm, mmm. Ahh, autumn – my favorite time of the year !!!

    • Yes, Cindy, I love autumn, too. There’s always a lot going on during that season, too.

  11. Great list! I just love reading everyone’s answers.


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