Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Have you learned more from success or failure? Explain.

I have learned from both; however, unfortunately, I think I have learned more from failures. At least I am more aware of what I have learned from them.

2.  What did you call your grandparents when you were growing up? If you have children, what do they call your parents? If you have grandchildren, what do they call you?

We used to call our grandparents Dawdy and Mommie and our children call both sets of their grandparents the same. I suppose it's an Amish thing. However when ever we wrote letters to them we addressed them as Grandpa and Grandma.

3.  You're invited to a luau.  In keeping with that theme, what dish will you bring to share?

Hawaiian Rolls and a Pineapple Upside Down Cake

4. Besides Jesus, what one person's life story do you think everyone should know about?

I think everyone should know the life story of Corrie ten Boom.

5. "Don't sweat the small stuff." Agree or Disagree? Why?

Agree. I don't want to get irritated and agitated at all the little stuff. And if I do get irritated I don't want to dwell on it. Life is too short to allow small things to rob me of the happiness I could have.

6.  June is National Rivers Month. When were you last on a river? What's the prettiest river you've ever seen? What's a river you'd like to see?

I had a ride on The Maid of the Mist on the Niagara eleven years ago. The prettiest river I have ever seen is probably the Niagara with the Ohiopyle coming in second. I'm not a water person, but I do think it would be fun to see the Jordan River.

7.  Speaking of rivers- paddling, fishing, swimming, or bird watching safely from the shore? Which activity would you choose? Yes-you have to choose.

I would choose bird watching safely from the shore. It's bad enough when I have to cross a bridge so paddling and swimming are definitely out. I'm not a fan of fishing either. Casting a line and reeling it in is okay, but baiting a hook and removing any fish that happen to get caught is not my thing.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Keeping with the river theme. The prettiest start of a river I have ever seen is Big Spring.


  1. Agreed on #4! What a beautiful river! Hawaiian rolls and pineapple cake sound delicious :)

  2. I'm just going nuts with all the pineapple ideas today! I "need" some fresh pineapple now! Your cake is a great idea and the Hawaiian Rolls recipe sound good!

    Niagara Falls is so amazing. I rode maid of the mist when I was little on a family trip.

  3. I love water! I've had lots of fun tubing and canoing down the Snake River in Utah, swimming in the South Umquah River in Oregon, dipping my toes in a river flowing through Yosemite National Park, and listening to the mighty roar of the Niagara. Plus all the big and little rivers, streams and creeks I've crossed, fished in, played in, looked longingly at, and listened to falling asleep. The sound of water is so soothing to me!

  4. I've never been to Niagara and really want to see the falls. Hawaiian rolls sound good! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  5. First I've ever heard of Corrie ten Boom! I had to look her up to find out who she was!.. But yes, she sounds like a wonderful person, she and all her family! I read that a movie was even made about her too!.. Well, the weekend is almost here. Enjoy it! ~tina

  6. Thank you for introducing me to Corrie Ten Boom!


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