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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Six Weird Things Meme

Thanks so much to Deb of Cold Feet Quilter for tagging me on this. Why do you suppose she

thought there might be something weird about me?

People who get tagged need to write a blog entry of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says you have tagged them in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

1. When I was a little girl, I had weird white (unpigmented) spots on my knees and ankle bones. In spite of all the skinnings I gave those parts they survived until adulthood. I remember lying in a graceful position on the birthing table at a hospital when the doctor asked me if he could ask a personal question. Here I am with absolutely no secrets from this guy, what horribly embarrassing thing is he going to ask me? Well, I was relieved when he only asked if those spots were scars and I was able to explain that it was something I was born with. Some time between then and now they have disappeared.

2. I grew up on several tenant farms that had no running water. We did get electricity while I was fairly young, but didn’t get indoor plumbing until I was a junior in high school. Then it was served by water in a cistern and we had to use it sparingly. We had to keep the privy for my maternal grandfather who couldn’t understand what this world was coming to; people eating outside and going to the bathroom indoors!!! This was in the early 1950s when all the small farmers in SE Colorado started to put in plumbing.

3. Like Rian, I have a phone phobia; it has always been hard for me to pick up a phone and call someone. I think I was always concerned that I would catch them at an inconvenient moment. But I love e-mail!! I didn’t know it but I was a nerd waiting for a computer with an internet connection, even if it is still dial up.

4. I met Joe at a country western dance class in Denver, my husband and his wife had died in the past couple of years and we found we had a lot in common. Most of the other dance students were much younger than we were. One night while dancing at a county and western bar, where we were all taken at the end of class, while doing some wild twirls, I missed Joe’s hand and ended up under someone’s table. And I never did drink very much so that was not the reason.

5. I love my garden and the little creatures (well, most, the grasshopper plague I could do without) that visit it, so I talk to the creatures as well as the trees and plants. So far none of them have answered me in English.

6. I am my stepson’s mother-in-law! My middle daughter, Kat, and Joe’s oldest son, Greg, met, after we were married and they were already living on their own, fell in love and married. So, though Joe and I have no children together, we are blessed to have three grandchildren together. We laugh a lot in the family about “I’m My Own Grandpa”.

Are there still 6 people out there who haven’t been tagged with this? You are tagged!


Rian said...

Good ones, Fran!

Jane Ann said...

What interesting revelations! It's so wonderful that you and Joe have grandchildren together--and that you can have such fun with it.

Deb H said...

Fran those things aren't weird at all, but really interesting! I really didn't think you were weird, just wanted to ask someone friendly, who wouldn't hate me for tagging them! Thanks for playing along!

Kay said...

Very interesting Fran!

Susan C. said...

Oh Fran, I have a phone phobia too. I didn't know there was anyone else in the world who hated the telephone. This only developed after I was an adult. I used to love to talk on the phone when I was a young'n. I don't like to use it or answer it, and I hate for it to ring. Vann thinks I'm weird 'cause he's a phonaholic. Sometimes he'll be talking to someone and say "Here, talk to Susan," and hand me the phone without even tellling me who is it. I hate that.

Debra Spincic said...

Maybe you and Joe need to get out on the dancefloor again and cut that rug!

Deborah said...

It's funny how in reading these memes you find so much in common with people. I'm amazed at how many of us have phone phobia! It drive my husband crazy! Also, I met my husband at a Scottish Country Dance class! I love the story about your grandchildren!