Wednesday Hodgepodge…March 30

1. April rolls in at the end of this week and in celebration of that infamous date (April 1st) answer this question-What is something foolish you’ve done?  One night when I was a teenager, a girlfriend and I took a bucket of  blue paint and a brush–and painted some graffiti on a paved country road.  (What in the world makes young people want to do such a thing???)  Not only did we paint the road, we went back the following day and took pictures of our handiwork.  We are still friends, and we still have those photographs!

2. With April comes Easter and that classic edible treat known as Peeps…so tell me…what’s your favorite way to fix/eat chicken? That wasn’t what you were expecting, was it? I ‘fooled’ you. teehee.  You got me good on this one, Joyce!!!  My favorite way to “fix” chicken is on the grill–because my husband takes care of  grilling it!  LOL  My favorite way to “eat” chicken is fried–after all, I’m from the south, ya’ know!!!

3. What’s the best museum you’ve ever visited? Or your favorite? Or the one you’d most like to visit?  I’d have to say it’s either the “Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum” in Nashville, or the Elvis Presley museums at his former home, “Graceland”.  I’d sort of like to visit the Smithsonian someday.

4. You know what they say about April showers…what’s your preference-a shower or a bath?  No question about it, I love, love, love my bathtub!  It’s very deep and has whirlpool jets.  I love to end the day with a deep, hot, relaxing bath.

5. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”…fact or fiction? Why?  It’s definitely a fact!  I can tell you this from personal experience.  My hubby-to-be and I were separated for twenty-one months before we were able to be married!  No phone calls, no email, no skype…just plain old “snail mail” for nearly two years!!!  I’ve never been more thrilled to see anyone in my entire life!!! 

6. What’s your favorite product made/grown in your home state/province?  The sweet Georgia peach, even though our area is also famous for sweet Vidalia onions, too.

7. What is going on in the world today that affects you the most? Everything!  I’m just “heart-sick” at the state of affairs in the world today.  I hate to even  watch the news because there is so much going on, and most of it isn’t good!  However, since the “uprising” in Lybia, has caused oil prices to rise, which in turn causes the prices of gas, food, and everything else to rise for us, I’ll use that for my answer.

Random thought:  April 1st would’ve been my father-in-law’s 89th birthday.  He used to always joke that he was “an April Fool”–he was NOT!  He was the kindest, most helpful, most patient, most generous man I’ve ever known.  He passed away nearly nine years ago.

Last week, I mentioned in Wednesday’s Hodgepodge that I’d love to have my father-in-law come back and cook ” just one more Sunday dinner for the family”.  Then, on Thursday, my daughter says she was hanging up her daughter’s book bag when she suddenly “smelled grandpa’s smell” in her house (it was our house when grandpa was alive).   Then on Friday evening, without reason, the lights came on inside grandpa’s old truck, which stays parked under a shelter behind our daughter’s house.  The truck lights hadn’t worked in ages.  Our son-in-law noticed the lights burning, and came over to our house, with wide eyes, to tell us that the truck lights were burning.  My husband quickly said, “but they don’t work.”  Upon further inspection, the men discovered that not only were the lights burning, but the radio played, too!  As of Sunday afternoon, the truck lights and radio stopped working, just like before.  Strange, but true…

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  1. Your answer to #1 just reminded me of an incident I was part of in college. The other participants and I are sworn to secrecy still. It was a good one!

    Wow-those are some odd occurrences….how nice to have sweet memories though.

    Have a great day!

  2. I never did anything foolish–with paint–in high school or college. That’s not to say that I was not foolish, just that I didn’t paint anything.

  3. Wow! Thank’s for sharing Grandpa’s visit.

  4. I like Vadalia onions for the taste and that my eyes don’t water as much when cutting them.

  5. Wow – Grandpa came to visit and didn’t cook! I hope he had a good visit.

  6. The story about Grandpa’s truck made a chill run up my spine. :-O

    By the way, I’m also a fan of Georgia peaches and fried chicken. Kinda puts me in the mood for a fried chicken dinner and a peach cobbler for dessert. 😛

  7. GEorgia peaches are the best. Wish they stayed fresh all year long!

  8. Oh my word! I got chills reading your “random” thoughts. Wow! It’s almost as if he knew he’d been in your thoughts a lot recently, eh?

  9. Reading your story about grandpa gave me goosebumps!

  10. I remember always wanting to write on things in my teen years too. Never was dumb enough to write my name though, would have wanted people to know it was me!

    Interesting story about the lights…

  11. Great answers to your questions and that last story…very interesting.

  12. Strange but true and I believe it. I have that same experience with my Mother. I know that Heaven is waiting for us. How nice that he payed a visit.

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