Summer is rolling right along, and so is The Wednesday Hodgepodge! If you’d like to join in the fun, just click the button at the top of this post. As always, I’d like to shout out a big thank you to our hostess, Joyce, who keeps things rolling smoothly for all of us.
1. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your summer so far? Why?
(1=eh and 10=best summer ever)
Well, it hasn’t been the best summer ever, but it hasn’t been the worst summer either, because that would’ve probably been last summer when I suffered with sciatica all summer! No, scratch that, the worst summer, ever, was the summer of 2010, when our [now] daughter-in-law, Jennifer, discovered she had cancer, then lost her mother, unexpectedly, just a few weeks later–on the morning our family was all scheduled to go on vacation together! That was a bad summer!
I’ll rate this summer a 7, because even though we’ve encountered a few ‘bumps in the road’, we’ve still had lots of enjoyable moments, nobody’s had serious health issues, and nobody in the family has died! There’s a lot to be thankful for 🙂
2. July 26th is National Aunts and Uncles Day. Did you have many aunts and uncles growing up? Were you especially close to any one or maybe all of them? Are you an aunt? (or uncle for the men who join here on Wednesdays) Share a favorite memory relating to one of your own aunts or uncles or relating to a niece or nephew who call you Aunt (or Uncle).
Okay, are you ready for this? Follow closely. My daddy’s brother married Ed’s mama’s sister–so Ed and I have always had an aunt and uncle in common, as well as two first cousins (their children). The family lived in St. Petersburg, Florida, so we only saw them once a year, during the summer. The oldest of those mutual first cousins, Susan, who was just a year older than me, is the one who set Ed and me up on our first date, while she was visiting one summer! The rest is history. Three years later, we got married on Susan’s birthday (June 18), and our mutual aunt and uncle helped with our rehearsal dinner!
3. What’s your favorite food dipped in chocolate? What’s your favorite food dipped in cheese?
My favorite food dipped in chocolate would be peanuts or raisins. I don’t have a favorite food that’s dipped in cheese.
4. When were you last astonished by something? Explain.
I was last astonished when Ed and I received a mystery package in the mail, from 1600 Colonel Sanders Lane!
If you visited my Hodgepodge, last week, then you know that package contained a nice gift basket from Kentucky Fried Chicken. What a pleasant surprise!
5. Surf board, paddle board, ironing board, Pinterest board, score board, clip board, bulletin board…which board have you most recently encountered?
Sadly, I last encountered my ironing board–something I don’t enjoy doing!
6. What’s your favorite story from scripture? Why that story?
I’m going to say The Parable of the Good Samaritan because I recently heard a very good sermon using that parable! The pastor took the parable in an entirely different direction than I’ve ever thought about before. It was an awesome message, and it made me look at myself in a different light.
7. If you were to travel from the east coast to the west coast in your own country, which five cities would you most want to see?
That’s a very good question! I’m not much of a traveler, but I think I’d like to visit Miami, Florida, revisit Nashville, Tennessee, maybe visit Denver, Colorado, Los Angeles, California, and, perhaps, Seattle, Washington. How’s that for variety?
I shared a picture, yesterday, but I wanted to share another, for those who may have missed it. Here’s a picture of Ed with the 42 pound watermelon that he grew:
We cut the watermelon, yesterday, and it was pretty good! We may be eating melon for quite a while, though.