Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday Fill Ins

Linking in today with Hodge Podge Wednesday.  Thanks for hosting!

1. Time magazine has selected The Ebola Fighters as their person of the year for 2014. Do you agree, and if so who would you say is a close second? If you disagree with their choice, who do you think should have been chosen? 

The Ebola fighters deserve some recognition, for sure, but I'm not sure it should be a 'person of the year'.  This is a group, and there are so many in a group situation who could be recognized, like the military folks who continue to make sacrifices.  I don't have a real option in mind.

2. This question comes to you courtesy of Susan who blogs over at Stew Mama Says. She knows we have a wedding happening any minute now, and she asks, 'What's your favorite-something old? something new? something borrowed? something blue in your home?  Be sure you hop over and say hi to Susan today! 

Something old... I have a watch that belonged to my mother's grandmother that hangs on a chain.  It is finished in tri-color gold and still runs after all these years.

Something new.... My new Samsung Galaxy 4 tablet.  I'm having lots of fun with it.  Amazing technology.

Something borrowed... Don't think I've borrowed anything lately.

Something blue... My mother passed down to me six floe blue plates that stand in my china cabinet.

3. Fudge-yay or nay? Your favorite flavor? Do you make it yourself? With nuts or without?  

I don't make fudge, but love the chocolate with walnuts.  Can't keep it in the house!

4. December 17th is Wright Brothers Day, commemorating the first successful flights made by Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  How old were you when you made your first flight? Do you like to fly? Have you ever been to Kitty Hawk or other parts of the North Carolina Outer Banks? 

I was 19 when I flew on a little charter plane from Los Angeles to Lake Havasu, AZ to see property that was coming up for sale there.  I love to fly, but it's not nearly as much fun as it used to be.  My first commercial flight was 40 on my honeymoon with hubby to Hawaii.  We have since flown to Europe several times.  Some of the best fun flying was when I worked for a large Midwestern Bank and flew between St. Louis and Kansas City in a nine-passenger jet.  Filled my need for speed!

5. Do the people in your family tend to follow a particular career path, and if so what's the path?

In the past, there have been lots of farmers in my family, but my younger brother is the only one left in that career.  Among my siblings, I'm a CPA, my older brother is a Lutheran minister, my middle brother was a super sales person, and the younger one is a farmer.  My older daughter is a nurse practitioner, my son is in HVAC maintenance, and my younger daughter is in sales.  How's that for diversity?

6. What is one thing you absolutely, positively must accomplish today?

I'm on my way to volunteer at the Hill Country Needs Council today, where I will get to help out a person who has found it impossible to move forward without a little help.

7. This Christmas I hope_my children and grandchildren will have safe travels from Illinois to Texas.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

As I read through all the posts each morning from all my blogger friends, I'm all set for the day.  I've traveled throughout the world, seen wonderful sights, and enjoyed the thoughts, prayers, songs, and pictures of so many others.  God bless us every one (to quote Tiny Tim).

Have a wonderful Wednesday
Linda Kay
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