A Hot Hot Hodgepodge…

Wow!  It’s HOT outside, here in the deep south!  We’re still in the midst of a June heat wave, with no end in sight.  Our temperature topped 100 degrees, yesterday!  I’m thankful for air conditioning and I’m thankful for the Hodgepodge to keep me occupied while I’m a prisoner in my own house!  Thanks to our hostess, Joyce, for this fun distraction!

1. June is National Great Outdoors Month. Have you spent any time appreciating the great outdoors this month? If so where, and if not do you have any plans to enjoy the great outdoors before the calendar turns?

Lately, I’ve been taking early morning and late afternoon walks each day–until the heat recently made me retreat inside to the treadmill!  During those outside walks, I’ve been admiring the trees, grass, flowers, and an occasional wild rabbit or two, so, yes, I’ve been appreciating the great outdoors.

Ed and I have plans to go sit under our favorite tree on St. Simon’s Island, tomorrow, but we may decide to post pone until this heat wave passes.  Even going to the beach can be miserable when temperatures are near 100 degrees!

2. What’s a current hot button issue for you?

Washington and politics.  I’m so disgusted with it all!

3. What’s a food or treat that ‘disappears like hotcakes’ in your house?

Candy!  Ed and I don’t eat much candy, these days, but our visiting grandchildren (and their parents) sure do, so I try to keep the candy dishes filled with a little something for them.

4. How hot is too hot?

Any temperature above the lower 90’s is too hot.  Our temperatures have been reaching into the high 90’s (and above) since last Saturday.  Enough already!  We don’t usually see temperatures like these until August.

5. Do you have an artistic outlook on life? What does that mean to you?

I’m not sure how to answer this question, but there’s not an artistic bone in my body, so my outlook is probably not very artistic.

6. What’s one question you’d like to ask your father, or one you wish you could ask your father?

My father has been deceased since 1991, so he hasn’t been around for a long, long time.  If I could ask him anything, it would probably be for him to tell me more about his life growing up.  He never really talked much about it, and the few things I know, I learned from mama.

7. Something you learned from your father?

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I learned the basics of how to cook from my father.  I know this may sound strange, but, at the time, he was doing most of the cooking because he got off work before my mama did.

A few months before I married Ed, I’d sit in the kitchen with daddy and take notes while I watched him cook.  I wrote my notes down in a composition book that I still have today.  A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since those days…


Ed and I will be celebrating 43 years of marriage tomorrow!



Ah, just look at us back then!  Two kids,  crazy in love!  We had our whole lives ahead of us… and not a worry in the world!


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Just look at us now!  Most of our lives are behind us, and we look (and feel) like we are carrying the worries of the world, some days–but we still have each other, and we’re still crazy in love!

Happy anniversary, Ed!  You’re still the one 🙂

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  1. Happy Anniversary!!!
    It does seem that it’s hotter earlier than usual….don’t like it one bit!

  2. Oh, have a very happy anniversary, you two! Love the photos! It’s so neat that you learned cooking from your dad, and that you have the notes still. Stay cool today, indoors. I couldn’t take that kind of blistering heat. I hope people don’t walk their dogs in heat like that.

  3. Happy, happy anniversary to you! Hope you get that trip to SII soon, if it’s too hot to go tomorrow. Don’t forget your KFC.

  4. Enjoy St. Simon’s Island tomorrow. Happy Anniversary. Several bloggers are celebrating anniversaries this month. How neat that you dad taught you the basics of cooking.

  5. Candy jar, hear ya on that one. I live in the south too and today it is 100 degrees, dislike it. Ruins being outdoors. Happy Anniversary! That is a long time and bless it for many more years to come.

  6. Happy Anniversary! We will be celebrating our 50th this year and we too are still very much in love. Isn’t it wonderful!

  7. Happy anniversary — congrats to you and the mister!

  8. I just love that wedding photo! So young.

  9. Happy anniversary!! I love seeing your wedding photo! Your hair was beautiful!! Wow!! Congratulations on 43 years together, and wishing you many, many more!

  10. Happy Anniversary! I love that you still have the notebook : )

  11. Congratulations for 43 years to you and Ed! I wish you many, many more years together! I agree with your pet peeve as well. For me anything above 79 degrees with high humidity is too hot! Good luck staying cool!

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