A ‘Sweetheart’ of a Hodgepodge…

1.What makes love last?

I give all of the credit to God, for making love last, because He blessed me with a spouse who has always been very easy to love!  Still,  keeping love alive takes some work. Selflessness, the ability to overlook each other’s shortcomings, forgiveness, and a firm commitment to each other are a must.

2. The Beatles made their US debut fifty years ago this week. Are you a fan? If so, what’s your favorite Beatles tune?

Yes, I’ve been a Beatles fan ever since they made their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show.  I especially love their early music, but don’t care for their later music quite as much.  My favorite two favorite Beatles tunes are:

P.S. I Love You


If I Fell In Love With You

3. Valentine’s Day-your thoughts? Do you celebrate in any way? Do anything special for the people you love? Expect anything special from the people who love you?

Valentine’s Day has become over commercialized, just like everything else.  Ed and I don’t ‘celebrate’,  as in ‘go out’, but we do exchange cards.  Ed always gives me flowers, candy, or some other gift on or around Valentine’s Day.  The past few years, I’ve baked him a heart-shaped German Chocolate cake because that’s his favorite dessert.

In years past, I’d buy each of our three children a box of candy or a stuffed animal for Valentine’s Day.  These days, it’s our grandchildren who get the gifts!

As for receiving gifts from people who love us, Ed and I have been the recipients of several hand-crafted Valentine’s Day cards or  hand-made gifts from our grandchildren.  Those are always special, and I currently have a couple of those things on display.

4. Steak or burger…you have to choose. Now that that’s settled, how do you like it?

Steak! Cooked well-done, with some ketchup or A-1 steak sauce to go along with it!

5. The Hodgepodge lands on the birthdate (February 12th) of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America. Lincoln is quoted as saying,‘Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test his character give him power.‘  Do you agree? Why or why not?

I agree with Lincoln’s statement.  For some reason, power tends to ‘go to a person’s head’, and often leads to corruption.  Case in point: Lawyers and politicians!

6. Honest Abe’s image is featured on the US penny (1 cent coin) so I’m wondering…what do you do with your pennies (or your country’s equivalent)?  It’s been suggested the US stop making the penny, and two bills have been introduced proposing just that, but neither were approved. What say you?

I usually spend my pennies, while Ed, on the other hand, saves his.  Much to my dismay, we have several large jugs, filled with pennies, sitting around our house!  Jugs of pennies aren’t worth much, and they take up a lot of space.  They, also, collect dust.

As for getting rid of the penny, well, for sure, we can’t buy anything with a penny anymore!  However, if they stop making pennies, the government will just round the sales tax up to a dime on the dollar, so we’ll end up paying even more taxes!  Let’s just keep the penny.  I think we’re taxed enough!

7.  Do you think pop culture deserves serious study?

No, not really.  I don’t think pop culture really matters in the overall, big scheme of life. That time and money could be better spent!


Sadly, I’ve neglected my sister blog, “Mimi’s Mini Tales” for far too long.  I’ve finally gotten myself together, and written a ‘catch up’ post over there.

They say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so I captured some grandchildren highlights, of the past ten months, in pictures.  Here they are, if anyone is interested:

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  1. If I Fell in Love with You… another wonderful Beatles song! There are SO many!

  2. What a great job you did putting together that video! Such cute kids. I’ve never heard that song before but I like it.
    If I Fell In Love With You is such a beautiful Beatles song. I forgot about that one. I have a feeling I’ll be saying that a lot today as I read everyone’s favorites 😉

    • …of course we’re interested! And adorable grandkids they are!!!

      I’ve not been a Beatles fan, but that song you chose, which if I have heard it long ago, I like it now very much. Thanks for the share.

      Thinking now, I’ll go make some Valentine cupcakes or something with you mentioning the German Chocolate cake….pecan coconut icing? YUM.

      • ps…the song is If I Fell in love with You.

  3. Loved the video of your grandkids. So adorable.

  4. I agree completely with #3. And that video is adorable … of course we’re interested!

  5. I love your answer to #1 …perfectly said.
    I love how you did a video your grandkids – I need to do that. I’m so bad about knowing how to do tech-y things like that though.

  6. Your grands are precious!!!

  7. Such precious grands! I know the effort it takes to make a german choc cake…so that is a nice gift! I miss the ones my mom always made for my birthday. Enjoy your day!

  8. It is funny all the attention that was focused on their hair and such. In today’s world they wouldn’t stand out like they did then but of course their music is amazing. Steak is the best choice even though I do enjoy a great hamburger. Great point on the extra taxes when the penny is gone. Love the video, you are so blessed.

  9. You might be surprised at how much is in your penny jars. Maybe you should roll them and take a vacation : ) Enjoy sharing the love with all your adorable grands!

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