Welcome! Thank you for stopping by for another edition of The Wednesday Hodgepodge! Here are Joyce’s questions for the last week of May. (Thanks Joyce! ) Can you believe it’s already the last week of May??? Me either!
1. What can the average citizen do to honor a military veteran and/or those currently serving?
Show some respect when members of our military come by in a parade! Also, the simplest kind act of saying “thank you for your service” to a vet or active military person would probably mean a lot. Sending cards, letters, or even care packages to our deployed military people is another way of honoring them, showing our support, and saying “thanks”. I especially like “The Wounded Warrior Project”, an organization which provides help and support to soldiers who have been injured in the line of duty.
2. Besides a flag what is something you own that is red, white and blue?
I own a red, white, and blue t-shirt, and I also have lots of red, white, and blue patriotic decorations scattered around the living room–
in honor of Memorial Day and Independence Day.
3. Does love really conquer all?
I’m not really sure that “love does conquer all” in every situation, but I sure like to believe that it can, since I’m a romantic at heart.
4. Strawberry shortcake or blueberry pie?
Strawberry shortcake, please!
5. Do you share personal stuff with your hairdresser?
Sometimes I do share some personal stuff with my hairdresser, but not any really personal stuff. I tend to stick with a hair dresser until she either quits or moves on, so we usually get to know each other pretty well. I hate changing hairdressers!
6. Does money lead to selfishness?
Yes, I think money does lead to selfishness sometimes. It’s just our human nature to be “greedy”–and when money is involved one’s “true colors” often tend to come shining through. The words “death” and “inheritance” come to mind whenever I think of the words “money” and “selfishness”.
7. What piece of furniture in your home most needs replacing or refinishing?
That would have to be the chest of drawers in Ed’s room. It’s very old because it used to belong to my parents. The drawers tend to stick, the finish is bad, and a couple of the handles have recently broken! Of course, it could also be the “cedar wardrobe” in Ed’s room that once belonged to my paternal grandmother. (Ed wanted it after my parents died.) The wardrobe has a bad finish as well, and one of the doors won’t stay closed, but Ed likes it anyway. Have I ever mentioned that Ed loves “old things”?
I decided to set some of my favorite family beach photos (from trips we’ve taken over the past 4 years) to what I consider the “perfect beach song”–“Knee Deep In Paradise”. Such fun times! Watching this video sure makes me want to go to the beach again–sometime soon! How about you? Have you been knee deep in paradise lately?