Joyce has graciously provided us with another set of Hodgepodge questions, despite her busy weekend. Thanks, Joyce. I’m not sure I could have done that after such a busy Mother’s Day weekend, but without further delay, let’s get to her questions, shall we?
1. How many times in your life have you moved house? I’m happy to say–in nearly thirty-nine years of marriage, we’ve only moved twice! That was two times too many, in our opinion.
2. What subject would you study if you had a year to devote to it? Computer science. There’s so much stuff that I don’t know about computers, but I would love to learn!
3. What in this world breaks your heart? The sad state of our public school system! It’s been declining for years. Oh how I wish school was still like it used to be when I was a child! We actually learned how to spell and write in cursive. We could name all fifty states and their capitals, too. We could pray, we could say the pledge, and we could call a Christmas Party–a Christmas Party(not a Winter Party)! We loved and respected our teacher, and wanted to be just like her. If, by some chance, “Little Johnny” misbehaved in class, the teacher took him outside and paddled his behind–and the day resumed without any further problems from “Little Johnny”–or his parents! Those were the days…
4. What is one item that symbolizes the times in which we live? Why?
A picture is worth a thousand words…High gas prices, high food prices, no wage increases, no jobs, and not enough money to go around…Do I need to say more???
5. Share a favorite bumper sticker or t-shirt slogan. My daughter has a t-shirt that says “I’m not a nag, I’m a motivational speaker.” I like that shirt!
6. How do you like your spaghetti? I prefer spaghetti with meatballs or baked spaghetti, served with a hot loaf of Italian bread (and butter, of course).
7. What is one piece of advice you would give a recent, or soon to be recent, graduate? Be prepared to start at the bottom and work your way to the top. These days, many young people expect everything right now, including the best jobs, fast cars, and fancy houses. As a result, many end up in financial trouble, or being disappointed when things don’t go the way they expect them to.
Random-Brad called my husband yesterday afternoon to say that Jennifer’s doctor’s appointment went well. Her doctor told them that “abnormal cells” are normal and common following the kind of surgery that Jennifer had. He says “everything looks good”, and he will check her again in three months. I don’t totally understand, but I’m trusting that her doctor does…and I’m thankful for answered prayers.