The Wednesday Hodgepodge for July 11

Hello, and welcome to The Wednesday Hodgepodge!  We’re back after taking a holiday last week.  As always, our hostess, Joyce, has prepared another set of thought-provoking questions to send the mind whirling…My head is still spinning after reading #2 and #5!  Thanks, Joyce.  I don’t know how you do it, but you do it so well!

Joyce’s questions:

1. How often do you check the weather? How do you check the weather?

I never worry about the weather,  unless I’m planting/planning something (like a garden or a vacation),  or if there is a hurricane headed in our direction.  I usually check the weather, the old-fashioned way, by watching our local forecast on television.

2. Since this is volume 84 of the Wednesday Hodgepodge, and since I got married in 1984, and since I’m attending a wedding this weekend it only seems right to post something related here.

“Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance. If the dispositions of the parties are ever so well-known to each other or ever so similar beforehand, it does not advance their felicity in the least. They always continue to grow sufficiently unlike afterwards to have their share of vexation; and it is better to know as little as possible of the defects of the person with whom you are to pass your life.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Agree or Disagree. Why?

I tend to disagree–and agree.   I think you should definitely get to know someone before jumping into marriage, but I also know that things happen, and sometimes people change–no matter how well you think you know them.  I believe that true happiness in marriage is, in my opinion, a blessing from God, and I’m saddened to find that so few couples seem to have it these days.

3. Do you like to dance? Have you ever taken dance lessons?

I love to dance, but I’m not very good at it.  However, that didn’t stop me from hitting the dance floor as a teenager!   Even today, hearing good music makes me want to get up and dance!  I’ve never taken dance lessons, but I am in awe of those who have, and I love to watch them dance!

4. Fresh from the oven peach pie or home made peach ice cream? Pick one.

Neither!  I prefer home-made peach cobbler over both choices!  Of course, if I had to choose between pie and home-made ice cream, I’d take the pie.

5. Should people accept unfairness and learn to make the best of it?

We all know that life is not always fair, so yes, we might as well learn to accept this fact, and make the best of our situations–in all circumstances.

6. The top five all time summer movie blockbusters (released between May and August and grossing at least 100 million dollars) are-Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars (the original), Ghostbusters, and ET. Which one’s your favorite?

No question about it–Jaws!  It was one of the most unforgettable movie experiences I’ve ever had.  Ed and I went to see Jaws, then went back again with my brother and his wife–just so we could watch their reactions during the movie.  To this day, I still don’t like getting in the ocean anymore!

7. If given the chance, would you like to visit the moon?

No, the moon doesn’t look like a place I’d like to visit.


Today is  special in our family!  Brad, our youngest, is celebrating his 27th birthday today!  He was our “7-11” baby, who weighed in at “10-9”.  Happy Birthday to Brad!

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  1. Happy birthday to your most handsome son! I pay attention to the weather when there’s a hurricane approaching too. I have an app on my phone from one of our local stations. Every single day it keeps telling me there’s a heat advisory and a chance of local flooding. Really? LOL

  2. Finally! Another peach cobbler lover! I’m amazed how many people don’t care for peaches! LOL

    Happy Birthday to your boy!

  3. Happy Birthday to your ‘baby’!
    I saw Jaws at a drive-in with some friends; one of the dad’s drove us…brave soul!

  4. I’m with you on the weather…hurricane watches and heat mostly. Also on the peach cobbler. I’ll join you and bring the ice cream to go with it!

    A big Happy Birthday to Brad and holy moly… 10/9 ?? I bet you so were so glad when he was on the outside, rather the the cramped inside.

  5. HappyBirthday to you son, your “baby”. When did they get so old!Ha…ha! I forgot about peach cobbler, yes that is good, with ice cream on top!

  6. Happy birthday, Brad!

    After reading all these answers I think I’m going to have to go find me some peach cobbler! : )

  7. Happy Birthday to your big boy : ) I still get in the ocean but I do look around!

  8. Yes I would choose cobbler also.
    Happy Birthday Brad. Have a fantastic day!

  9. I’ve never seen Jaws, but I won’t go in the ocean more than ankle deep. I certainly have no intentions of swimming where I can’t see what’s coming up to me. 😉

    Love your answer to #4.

    And I, too, would have preferred a peach cobbler over the pie and ice cream! 😉

    Hope your Brad had a happy birthday!

  10. I’m not sure you can really know someone before you have to live with them day in and day out….marriage takes compromise and conversation, we have to want to make someone happy often at the expense of our own happiness….I knew Jim for 3 years but it was still rocky at first….we’ve been married 45 years now….
    ET would be my choice. I’ve always loved that movie and have lost count of the times we’ve seen it. We used to watch it every Christmas night but not since the children left home.
    Have a blessed day….its going to be a wet one here, Praise God!
    Mama Bear

  11. Hope Brad had a fantastic birthday !!! 😀

    I absolutely LOVE that cake !!! 😛

    Hmm…I wonder what peach cobbler would taste like with a scoop of peach ice cream on it? I’d LOVE to find out. LOL

  12. Happy late bday to son Brad. You are so on target with my thoughts about the marriage question. And thanks to you, I am sitting here wanting some hot peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream on top.

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