Thursday, September 15, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

I received the above award from ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ at Creative Cain Cabin . She is an absolute sweetie with a lovely log cabin home and the prettiest jewellery (and shoes and purses that I often covet). Don't we all wish we had flowers around our names?

The rules for the award are the usual -- tell 7 things about you that people wouldn't otherwise know. I hope I don't repeat myself and bore you to tears. As I've been in this frame of mind lately, let's take a trip down memory lane.


1. Believe it or not, I was relatively shy and quiet as a child. I'm not sure when that changed ..... but change it did! (There were many notes home from teachers stating "Sandra tends to talk a lot")
2. One of my favorite childhood memories is of a Christmas outfit my Mom bought me for my school concert when I was about 10 years old. It was a deep blue, full-skirted velvet dress with attached crinoline and I wore it with my new black patent leather kitten heeled shoes. (My sister had the same thing in red.)

3. Another of my memories from childhood is that of falling out of a moving vehicle. My Dad had just picked me up from a weekend stay at my Grandma's house, so I was alone in the backseat. He was driving slowly around the sharp turn of Herald Avenue (one way street) ... I must have been leaning on the car door (those were the days of no car seats or seat belts and [apparently] inadequate locking systems) ... the car radio was playing (probably loudly knowing my Dad) ... when suddenly I found myself rolling to the curb near the Thrift Mart! I wasn't terribly hurt, just minor scraping. And some nice man picked me up, dusted me off & dried my tears. By the time my Dad even noticed that I wasn't in the car anymore (probably due to how quiet the back seat had become!!), and made the loop back around Herald Avenue, I was sitting on the curb waiting for him. I think I got ice cream after that -- it has amazing healing properties!.
4. I have always had an inordinate fondness for plaids: big, small, bright, soft. However, it took years for me to realize that I could love them without wanting to wear them. (Cue memory of a jumper I wore in my late 20's and a co-workers comment about it putting him in mind of his Grandmothers sofa!) Plaid and I now have an understanding: it understands that I love it; I understand that I must love it from a distance. Sort of like a plaid restraining order!

6. I'm the type of gal who has shoe boxes of memorabilia sitting around ; and every few years, I like to open it. I still have the sugar doves that were on my Nanny and Poppy's 50th wedding anniversary cake in 1969. And when I look at them, I remember vivid details about what I wore and who I danced with.

7. In my early teens, I fell in love with Kermit the Frog after I saw and heard him sing "The Rainbow Connection". He's on my playlist, I know most of the words to the song, and I still along with him when I listen.

"Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me.

La la la, la la la La Laa, la la Laaa, la la Laaa, la laaaa laaaaaaa"

Ahhh, I'm all soft and misty-eyed now! So, I lovingly pass this award on to:

- Sweet Tea at SWEET TEA

Recipients - It's up to you whether or not you want to participate in this; but please don't feel obligated to do so or to divulge information. No pressure!


And thank you so much ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ for the lovely and thoughtful award.



Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Your terrific picture on your blog alone deserves an award.

Love Kermit myself. It's not easy being green, but it can be fun.

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

You are so funny, loved your memory lane. Would love to see the items in your shoe boxes. (Maybe a post someday) Congrats!!

Chatty Crone said...

I appreciate the award, but I have already been awarded it -can you pick another - you are so sweet and I am so glad to be friends.

Now you have had a wild time there - I am glad you didn't get hurt falling out of that car - you are blessed!

Love, sandie
Thanks again.

Bonnie said...

Love the tidbits of information. Falling out of the car. It was something my Dad constantly warned me about. I was always leaning on the door. Kermit is a love!

Myrna Hynes said...

Ice cream still cures everything for me - EV.ER.Y.THING! I wish it wasn't so...

As for the crushed beet salad. Mama mixes the salad as I have a severe aversion to anything with mayo. But as I've seen her do it a whole bunch of times: First, she takes her homemade jar of beets and takes out a half dozen or so in a little plate and mashes them into smithereens with a fork. Then she puts them into the potato mixture, adds some of the beet juice, and mixes it (adding more smithereened beets and juice, if needed) until it is bright fuschia and tastes just divine (according to my dad) Enjoy!

Pamela Gordon said...

Now those were some fun moments to read about. I enjoyed those interesting tidbits. You are so sweet to think of passing this award on to me but I think I will decline as I'd rather be an award free blog. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness though. Have a great weekend. Blessings and hugs, Pamela.

suzanne cabrera said...

Such a cute list of facts! And I can certainly see why you loved your blue dress. I'd like to have one like it now!