Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Hodgepodge Stroll Down Memory Lane

So Joyce gets all nostalgic this week and asks us questions about our childhood. My growing up years were about as normal as my kids' growing up years are ... and that says a lot! So why don't you read what all I have to say, then leave a comment and click on this link (the big Hodgepodge button, duh!) and see what everyone else did on memory lane.

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?
I hope they don't look back and say, "I remember when we had freedom ..."

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. 
I like English, and I liked my English teacher in college. Her name was Miss Hermes. She was strict, but she and I got along well enough that some unkind souls took to calling me a "Hermite".

They were just jealous because they didn't qualify for the Geek Club.

3. What's a dish your mama made, that if set in front of you today would whisk you right back to childhood?
Mashed potatoes. She would be horrified if she knew how often I used instant. She'd be even more horrified to find out that my children prefer it so.

The shame! The shame!

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?
I liked playing tackle football with the neighborhood boys. Of course, we did use a football, which is technically a "piece" or a "part". But then my mother told me I was too old to be tackling boys anymore. Come to think of it, I didn't always wait for them to have the football before I tackled them ...

5. Besides your own mother, tell us about a woman who influenced you as a child?
Wonder Woman. Her magic bracelets were both pretty and practical. I try to make sure my jewelry is the same. (Although none of my jewelry will stop a bullet. Just sayin'.)

6. Mamma Mia! What's the best play or musical you've ever seen? 
Are you kidding me? With these guys, there's a production going on almost every night at our house.

7. What are three smells that make you feel nostalgic?
Decaying leaves. New mown grass. Not sure about the third, but I think someday the smell of dirty socks and old sneakers will make me nostalgic for a household of teenage of boys. Nostalgic or nauseous, one or the other.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
i just purchased my third dress for my daughter's wedding. Not that I'm wearing three dresses. I'm just having trouble choosing one dress. And unfortunately, it's not because they all look so great on me.

This is a very big decision. After all, last time I had a supporting role as Mother of the Groom. This time I've got the starring role of Mother of the Bride.

What do you mean it's still not all about me?!?!?


  1. It's not all about you, but it is a little bit about you : ) Good luck with the dress selection! When's the big day?

  2. Amen to #1!!!
    I can't even imagine my boys getting married. I'm not old enough. No, wait. It was a harsh reality the day I realized that I'm old enough to be about half of the teachers' (that I work with) mother!
    They've started making instant mashed potatoes without that "starchy" taste, and who's got time to make "real" ones, anyway? :D

  3. Ha! Wonder Woman is an excellent choice! Why didn't I think of her? ;) Have fun picking your dress...bittersweet times, for sure!

  4. Influenced by Wonder Woman--loved your answer! LOL

    Good luck with choosing that dress. It's tough!

  5. "starring role" - love it! It will be all about you for the 60 seconds you are being escorted down the aisle. And it will be all about the dad when it's time to pay the bill. Cha-ching!

    Loved your answers, as always. The first one was spot-on, unfortunately!

    Wouldn't you know it, with all these memory questions, one of the anti-robot words is "was"! LOL

  6. What great answers!! Loved them all - Wonder woman was perfect. If we could all be wonder woman.... #1- perfect.

  7. We converted to instant potatoes a while back and we love all the flavors and they are so quick!

    Oh, yes, what you wear to your daughter's wedding is all important, even if it isn't all about you. You still want to feel really good in what you wear. Good luck!

  8. My mom made the best mashed potatoes! Yummy. Hope you find the perfect dress!

  9. Okay and now I want mashed potatos haha. I'm sure all 3 dresses are beuatiful :) Happy Mother's Day!


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