Wednesday, April 17, 2013


1. April 15th is the deadline for Americans to file their state and federal income tax returns.  What's a job you do on a regular basis that could be described as 'taxing'?

Paying the bills. I can think of so many things that are more enjoyable. As much as I dislike doing it, I try to remind myself to be thankful that it's something I can do.

2. Joyce is participating in the April A-Z blog challenge, and the Hodgepodge happens to fall on Day O this week. In keeping with that theme...olives, onions, oysters, okra...of the foods mentioned, what's your favorite O food?

Probably onions even though I also really like okra and olives . We have onions every day. I add them to stir fries, slice them to eat on sandwiches, make onion dippers, stuffed onions, and onion rings, add them to fried potatoes and sweet corn, enjoy them raw cut into bread and eggs for breakfast. We're definitely a family that loves onions.

3.  What is something memorable you experienced as a child that your own children (or future children/nieces/nephews) will not get to experience?

Quite a few things. Like standing in front of the buggy and braiding the horse's tail as we go down the road. Attending a one room school house. Being super excited about turning ten and being able to wear grown up dresses that are fastened with pins in the front instead of buttons down the back. Using a wringer washer to do the laundry. Going to church in your bare feet.

4. Term limits for our elected officials...your thoughts?

Excellent idea!

5. On April 18th, 1775, Paul Revere made his famous 'midnight ride'...when did you last make a midnight ride?  Perhaps the fate of a nation wasn't hanging in the balance, but tell us where you were headed anyway.

We're not night owls in any sense and class anything after nine o'clock as being very late when it comes to be going for bed. The last time I was out after midnight was when we went to see LV's widowed sis-in-law, Emma and the children.

6.  What would freak you out more...a mouse running across your floor or a big fat hairy spider?

As much as I despise spiders, I hate mice even more.

7. I love it when people ask me________________________?

If they can come for a visit.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
The little stray has been named "Gypsy" and already loves tagging after Sailor where ever he goes. Including yard work.


  1. We like to be home when it's dark, too. I see your son has a following of his own. :)

  2. I am not as confident driving after dark as I was ten years ago. Nothing like declining eyesight to remind you you're not 30 anymore : )

    Cute cute picture!

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog and comment! I am very happy and honored I have met a former Amish because I really love Amish people! I have been in Lancaster, PA to visit their area.
    Very nice your blog, I am participating in it. I invite you to participate in my also, if you appreciate it!
    Best regards!

  4. Oh I share your love of onions for sure. Everything is just better with an onion it it or on it or with it, haha. Enjoy your day!

  5. I also agree about the onions. My hubby loves them on everything. I love Sailors shadow!

  6. If you like onions, I invite you to try this recipe from chef Laura Calder. It's full of onions and deeeeelish! It calls for a beer, and I use any brown beer that's available, though I only use half-2/3 as much as is called for.

  7. As much as I love olives, your onion description is making my mouth water!

  8. Gosh your past sounds so interesting - I love to learn all about the Amish. How you got out. Why.

    You did so many wonderful things that none of us will probably be able to do.

    I love your wall paper.

    I would love to get to know you better.


  9. The wringer washer was a memory that even I have forgotten about. It has been so long since I used one.

  10. I had forgotten about wringer washers. As a child I thought they were kind of neat. But when I got married and used one they were not as much fun. I was constantly getting things stuck in the wringer, especially jeans.
    I too love onions and put them in a lot of different things. I just planted some green onion set and can't wait to have my own homegrown onions.

  11. Onions are such a welcome addition to almost anything! Our family loves the Vidalia onions from the small town of Vidalia, Georgia. We also look forward to spring when the strawberries onions are harvested. They grow right in with the strawberries and they are so sweet. Both have a small season and I try to freeze a lot. We're always sad to see them go!

  12. P.S to Chatty Crone:
    Check out some of the older posts and read the beautiful story of how Mary Ann and L.V. were saved and left the Amish church. Scroll down to categories and click on "Married". Start at the bottom or go to "Happiest Night".

  13. I'm with you on the onions and the olives... okra, not so much. Although my husband has taught me to appreciate it in gumbo.

    And being around horses in any way, shape, or form is a good thing in my book. Something I don't get to do anymore.

    I can remember watching my grandmother using a wringer washer, and I also remember how happy she was to be rid of it.


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