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.
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 up...no 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?!?!?