Monday, August 30, 2010

8 Questions and 8 Answers: Compliments of Donna at "The House on the Corner"


Christmas at Jean's
1954
(I had the mumps!)

What is your favorite childhood memory?

I have to say ONE of my favorite memories (I have many!) was Christmas at Jean's... my grandparents' home. There were always tons of gifts, wonderful food... and the children were allowed to have a little bit of watered down Mogan David wine. Yippee!!

If you could come back as any person in history, who would it be and why?

Believe it or not, considering the way she ended up.. I would have to say Amelia Earhart. I have always admired her bravery. Some stories say that she wasn't the pilot that she was made out to be, but in my book she was!


You have 5 minutes to evacuate your house. All your loved ones are safe (both the two legged and four legged varieties). What would you grab from your home on your way out the door?

Hands down it would be my genealogy files and pictures. Which tells me I should have them on separate discs and a copy kept outside of the home.

Of the posts you have created for your own blog, which one was your favorite (be sure and link it to your answer) and why?

Oh, dear, that is hard. The postings I made about my family and relatives... which is about what most of my blog centers around.

What is your dream vacation?

I would love to spend five days in Blowing Rock, North Carolina and five days in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. I've spent time in both places but never got my fill. If you are a fan of Jan Karon and the Mitford series... Mitford was patterned after Blowing Rock.

When you know you don't have to leave the house - do you get dressed or stay in your PJ's?

Oh, dear, I can see my friend, Laura (White Spray Paint), shaking her head at me. If my hair, makeup and half-way decent clothes are not right, then it's just not a good day for me. Even sloppy, fast makeup doesn't do the trick for me. (I know... I am hopeless!!)

Do you sing in the car when you're all alone?

Wow! Doesn't everyone?? My favorite is Chuck Berry!! "Ridin' around in my automobile...."
Have you ever been to an auction and if so, what did you buy? Were you totally in love with the item - or did you accidentally, through no fault of your own, get caught up in the moment and buy something that when you later got home, wondered - "why in the world".......not that that has happened to me....I'm just saying......

I have been to an auction, but found out quickly that I did not care for the atmosphere at all. Now, I can get pretty competitive with a silent auction. I did end up with a bracelet that I've never worn. Not good!

10 comments:

A Vintage Chic said...

Great answers to great questions, Karen! It's wonderful to see others loving the things I love...thanks for sharing your stories with us.

LOVE that Christmas photo! So sweet & nostalgic!

Hope you're having a wonderful night!

Julie

Kathy said...

I heard Amelia was a spy and her plane went down in Japan and she was a p.o.w. and died of dysentary...I must have read a book when I was a kid....this was a really cool get to know ya.

Celestial Charms said...

First of all, your photo is wonderful. Such a clear and colorful one, and I love the pretty dresses. It is always a treat when bloggers give specific details about themselves...such as you did here, Karen. Finding out more about each other is fun, and makes us more like friends. Thanks!
Maureen

Julie Harward said...

Fun Q's and A's...funny about the wine as a child and that is a darling picture of your family! :D

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love that cute picture Karen!
Those dresses were wonderful!
And I love the Q and A part, neat idea!
Cindy

Theresa said...

Oh how fun! I am a make-up, get dressed kinda gal! OH and earrings are a must:) I have left the house and turned the car around to go back for earrings! I am sitting here now with my little make-up bag ready to put it on!

I also sing in the car and dance too, hehe:)

Cute picture at Jean's house, sounds like my family!

Have a blessed day my friend and why are you up so early?

HUGS!

Laura said...

Karen- this is a wonderful post.
Still waters run deep and I continue to learn more about you my dear friend!

Laura
White Spray Paint

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I love your post!!!!! I would have never guessed Amelia - such a lady of mystery. She was way ahead of her time.

So sorry about your arm. I hope you're feeling better soon - so you can get your genealogy stuff in order and ready to run!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This was so much fun learning more about you. I applaud you for getting yourself together even when you are not going out!

mo said...

Hi Karen, I adore your picture of "Christmas at Jean's". I am your newest follower. Lovely "Blog World" you have here. I look forward to my many visits. *hugs*