Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mother's Hodgepodge...

1. When the children of today grow up, what do you think they'll say about this period in time? What do you most hope they remember?
Sheesh Joyce, nothing like starting out with a hard one!  Um...I think it'll probably be something about vast technological changes...and how many were still trying to hold onto the old ways.  I doubt anyone will remember when phones weren't smart.  Teehee!  I hope they'll still remember (and enjoy) a free America...but sometimes I'm not so sure.  Even so come Lord Jesus.
2. National Teacher's Day is celebrated in the US of A on the first Tuesday in May, this year May 7th...share how a particular teacher positively impacted you.
Just one teacher?!  Hmmm, I'm not going to spot light just one cuz it wouldn't be fair...I think the best teachers in my life were always learners.  They delighted in sharing knowledge...and were willing to do anything (even be silly) to help me learn.  I grew up to become a teacher...and I feel the joy they had when I see little lightbulbs come on...and the aha moment occur.  Teachers give so much.
3. What's a dish your mama made, that if set in front of you today would whisk you right back to childhood?                                                                        
This is a hard question to answer...because my Mom is a great cook and has taught me to make many of those things I loved from my childhood.  I'm more likely to feel sentimental while preparing them than while eating them.  Sometimes reading my Mom's directions can make me feel sentimental...One of her favorites is "mix in the usual fashion"...I  used to call ALL THE TIME when I first got married to say..."WHAT is the USUAL fashion!?"  My Dad does a lot of the cooking now since she went to teaching full time...and he tries to answer my questions but I'm skeptical that he'll have the right answers.  HA!
4. Mother May I was a game we played when I was growing pieces, parts, or plugs required. What games from childhood do you remember loving that were also pieces, parts, and plug-free?
Pretend.  My neighbor friend and I would spend countless hours playing pretend this, that or the other in the huge lilacs trees around our houses.  Usually variations on house, work, etc.  I don't remember really...I just remember it was fun and I was always sad when it was time to go home.
5. Besides your own mother, tell us about a woman who influenced you as a child?
My Aunt Bev...who isn't technically my Aunt...shhh...but don't tell her I said that! *wink wink*  She used to watch me along with her six kids when my Dad was in seminary and my Mom ran a housecleaning business.  She's always treated me like her own.  She was also a good Godly friend to my Mom.  It's good for kids to see that their mothers have good friends.  For a Pastor's wife it's rare.  Although distance and circumstance sometimes separated them for years...they are still friends today.
6. Mamma Mia! What's the best play or musical you've ever seen?
Live?  I haven't really seen that many live performances.  Via the TV...hmmm...I'm a musical nut...I love The Sound Of Music, The Music Man, Meet Me In St. Louis, My Fair Lady, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Daddy Long Legs, An American in Paris, Fiddler on the Roof....I could go on and on like this...And, no I can't choose just one.
7. What are three smells that make you feel nostalgic?
My grandparents house in NY...(when I come home I keep one sweatshirt out for a week just to be able to wear the smell for little bit longer)
Pink Wintergreen Mints (...(they are always kept in cut glass candy dishes in my grandparent's and mother's house.)
Lilacs...(see above re: pretending. )
8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I'm starting to come up with a list of fun things to do with the kids this summer.  You know, science experiments, crafts, events, etc.  Any ideas ya'll can share with me?


Joyce said...

I love the cooking instructions : ) Definitely a keeper to pass down to your own children one day.

Pastor D said...

What do you mean I won't know how to do it right? HA!
Now I'm not going to share any rhubarb with you!