Who Am I?

I was invited to play this by a friend on FaceBook. I usually do not participate in these things, but decided to give this one a try.

Turned out to be kind of fun.

I was supposed to come up with 25 random things about me so that the people who read would know a little more about me.

I decided to also post this on my blog, because many of my readers here do not mess with FaceBook.

So, if you want to know a little more about me, read on. If not…….why not?


1.  I was born at a very early age. I couldn’t feed, clean or clothe myself.

2.  I grew up physically. There is still doubt that I grew up mentally or emotionally.

3.  I love learning. Problem is I can’t remember what I’ve learned.

4.  For me, fishing is the art of removing trash from the bottom of the stream or lake.

5.  I took a year’s vacation while in the Navy. The authorities didn’t like that, so I did some jail time.

6.  I’m way too serious for most folks, but I’ve failed to learn how to lighten up.

7.  Quit smoking in 1970 when I was doing 2 ½ packs/day. Cold turkey.

8.  Actually, cold turkey makes a great sandwich.

9.  I could survive on peanut butter and water. Don’t know how long, though.

10. A child’s giggle is one of the sweetest sounds on earth.

11. I worked as an inspector of tombstones in Shippensburg, PA in 1969.

12. Looking at my high school transcript the other day, I found that I made all A’s in my freshman year, B’s as a sophomore, C’s as a junior, and D’s in my senior year. Like I said, I have a problem with learning.

13. I’ve only bought one bad car in my life. The rest were given to me.

14. I learned to spell antidisestablishmentarianism in the fourth grade. We had to.

15. Never did learn how to spell that big fancy word from Mary Poppins—super fragile cow expelled from school—or something like that.

16. Did a stand-up comedy routine in college. Found out I’m not a comedian. They were only laughing ‘cause my zipper was down.

17. Photography is my favorite spectator sport.

18. Eating is my favorite way to pass time—except when I’m sleeping, reading, driving, gardening, making love, watching TV, going to the movies, or picking on someone.

19. I always wanted to be a wordsmith. Thought writing for a living would be fun. Found out nobody reads anymore. So, I went back to eating, breathing, and sleeping to live.

20. I graduated in the top 5% of the lower 10% of my class.

21. Blue is not necessarily my favorite color, but all my clothes are blue.

22. I’m supposed to come up with 25 random things about my short life, and it is proving to be rather challenging. I’m so predictable that my friends finish my sentences for me.

23. My biggest failure in life is that I never made it up Mt. Everest.

24. The smartest thing I ever did was not to try (making it up Mt. Everest)

25. This is the first time I’ve ever participated in one of these games.


Back At It!

Thanks for staying with this.

We are back from our trip. It was basically uneventful, except for the the night we were getting into town. Freezing rain began to settle into SW MO, which made driving rather difficult. We were getting there just after dark, so the bridges were freezing. Made it without incident.

Then came the hard work of trying to load heavy tools onto an ice-covered trailer bed. What fun! I’m pushing, but only my feet were moving. I was essentially dancing with a five-foot tall drill press. Made for some interesting video, that, thankfully, we didn’t get.

Now, we are back in PA. The trailer is unloaded, and the borrowed vehicle is returned. Our daughter-in-law let us use her Ford Expedition for the week. It was great for the trip and is a workhorse.

Timber, our dog, enjoyed the long hours on the road. She travels well. She is always excited to get out and check out the new smells at every stop. She gets out of the car and immediately sticks her nose to the ground and takes off. Doesn’t even look up to see other dogs.

Hopefully, I can get back into taking care of the blog. I have the Blogged Bible Study for this week, which is John 21. It will be the last post for that study. I was blessed to be a part of that group of people who have such a heart for the Lord. I am still a part, still visit their blogs as I was doing before I was invited to share, and they are still connected. We just won’t be doing a disciplined study at this time.

Many are trying to get me to be an active part of FaceBook, but as of yet, I cannot see the value in it. I have a profile up, and have ‘friends’ who have linked. But, it appears to me that the goal is to get more ‘friends’ than anyone else. There doesn’t seem to be any real purpose to the “social networking” sites. I can post the same entries on this blog that I can post on FaceBook. Maybe someone reading this can enlighten me further.