Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I have come to realize that my upbringing missed much of what was considered standard for bringing up children in the true South. I never took Cotillion classes, I never wore smocking, my Mama didn’t pass down any china, silver or linens to me, nor did she teach me to make cheese straws. It was shameful. I was an almost an adult before I attended my first funeral and tasted my first (and last) tomato aspic. But, deep down, lurking below the surface was a Belle who was determined (as all true Belles should be…determined, that is) to come raring to the surface.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Fortunately, I was often the recipient of her gardening spirit and generosity and most houses that my husband and I have owned have been left a legacy of pass along plants from my Ma Jones when the time for us to leave came. One day, recently, my husband and I were at a dinner party and along with several other guests, were wandering through the lovely gardens of the host and the topic of plants came up. Right off the tip of my tongue I was able to identify and share information about many of the plantings, which led someone to ask me how I knew so much about plants. The question surprised me for a minute and I realized the only explanation was my Ma Jones... So, if by gift or force, her gardening genes are still alive and I hope and pray that somewhere deep down those genes were passed along to my children.
Sunday, July 08, 2012
This week's questions are all about TV! Which is fun for me since I have really developed TV watching as a recent in life pass time...seriously before the last couple of years I never watched! Yes, I know, I am an odd ball!
1. What is your favorite TV show of the past? That would have to be Jericho! It was a short lived series that I actually watched in completion on DVD after it was off TV. I loved it (thought I found it kind of scary too!)
3. Which reality show would you NEVER do? I can't imagine doing ANY reality show so I think I could list all of them here....nope, nadda, never! Not to mention I think to be on a reality show I would have to start swearing more and yelling at people and that just seems like a lot of work.
4. Which reality show would you LOVE to do? See my answer to # 3 and that pretty much sums it up. I am not crazy about reality TV...can you tell?
5. What is the TV personality/character that you feel is most like you? I am not sure, but I think probably a cross between Julia and Suzanne Sugarbaker (Designing Women.) come to think of it I probably should have put Designing Women up there under question 1 too!