As promised more questions answered. There is one more installment to this series before I’m done.
Demara asked, “What is your favorite, most adventurous childhood memory? How old were you at the time? Why is it your favorite?”
I don’t know how adventurous I was as a child, but when I was five my parents took me on a cruise. There was a talent show. I wanted to be in it. My mom wondered what I would do and I didn’t know. Picture this: The band is playing music and I walk on stage. I start to dance. First like Elvis, then the hula and then the big finish – ballet. It is one of my favorite memories because I wouldn’t be that adventurous now. I did win a beautiful doll, not only from the cruise ship but also from a couple of passengers who thought I was cute and entertaining.
Jill asked, “Please share some special family holiday traditions/or memories. Do you have pasta?” “What is one piece of advice you’ve given your children that they would say has impacted them the most?”
On Thanksgiving we always have a turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, corn, gravy, and pasta. We put up the Christmas tree and decorate the day after Thanksgiving. Since moving away from NY we have developed some different traditions. We used to spend Christmas Eve with Tom’s family and Christmas day with mine. Our kids always opened up their gifts on Christmas morning. Presently we do take out on Christmas Eve and watch movies. I have snacks for movie time until we get tired and go to bed. We open up gifts on Christmas morning and I make a “big breakfast” (scrambled eggs, French toast, bacon, sausage, hash browns, toast, orange juice and coffee). We relax all day and enjoy a special dinner. It’s been fun to celebrate as a family this way. I’m very grateful that our son will be home for Christmas and the tradition will continue.
I asked my daughter the second question and she said that I’ve taught her to have fun. Life is serious enough, so make time to enjoy it. Tom and I encourage our children to live their dreams and to pursue what they are passionate about. They are both doing that. We are very proud.
Chappyswife asked: “Do you love the area where you live? Where all have you lived? Have you ever been to OK? What comes to mind when you think of OK?
I love where we live. The climate is dry and sunny. We’ve lived in NY, WV & WA. I’ve never been to OK. What comes to mind is one of my favorite musicals, Oklahoma.
© Nadine Z. 2007