19-Somethin’ #30

This challenge is sponsored by P.S. Annie! It’s called 19-Somethin’, where participants answer a question about their past each day of September. Today is the final day of the 19-Somethin’ Challenge! Wow! That went fast!

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Final Question:

30. Reflection Post: What did you think of this challenge?

I enjoyed this challenge quite a bit. Its nice to stroll down memory lane sometimes. I have both good and bad memories about my childhood. This challenge was good in that it helped me remember a lot of the good and put to bed the bad. I wouldn’t want to repeat it too often, but it was a fun September. Here is a group of photos I used throughout the challenge! 

 

Tomorrow is October and a new Halloween Challenge!  Its not too late to join in on the fun!   Go HERE to find out more about it!!pumpkin-161650_1280

 

19-Somethin’ #29

This challenge is sponsored by P.S. Annie! It’s called 19-Somethin’, where participants answer a question about their past each day of September. Sounds like a fun way to spend a September, right?

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29. Were you into Star Wars or were you a Trekkie? Both or neither?

Neither until the movie Star Wars came out. Loved it.star wars

I never was into Star Trek – the original one and the only one of the subsequent series I liked was Star Trek: the Next Generation.star_trek_the_next_generation_365_cover

I haven’t seen any of the recent movies of either Star Trek or Star Wars.

 

19-Somethin’ #28

This challenge is sponsored by P.S. Annie! It’s called 19-Somethin’, where participants answer a question about their past each day of September. Sounds like a fun way to spend a September, right?

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28. When did you go on your first date? What did you do? Where did you go? Did you go out on another date with that person?

I went to IHOP with a boy named Charles. I really liked him and we went out a couple of times  – this was when I was 17. He started talking about ‘going all the way’ and it scared me so I broke it off with him. Occasionally I wonder what happened to him!

ihop This isn’t the actual restaurant we went to but it looks just like it – this was 1976!!

19-Somethin’ #26

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26. What is something about your younger years that you absolutely would not change or trade for anything?

The relationship I had with my beloved grandmother, Mama Bush. She was the epitome of a southern belle – gracious, friendly, gentle, and loving. She had 13 grandchildren and loved us all equally the same. She was talented in many things, and passed on that knowledge to all who asked. She was also known as “Mama Bush” to all the neighborhood children whom she welcomed into her home.

mbush Mama Bush with my cousin Madeleine

mbush-1992In front of her house in 1991.

 

me-and-mrs-b-1991 With me in my mom’s house in 1992.

 

19-Somethin’ #25

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25. If you could go back in time to your childhood, would you? What would you want to change, if anything?

I would definitely NOT go back in time to my childhood. I wouldn’t mind going back to my young adult self to give myself some advice, but other than that I wouldn’t change anything.

 

Since it’s autumn, pumpkins are in season, and my answer was so short, I thought I’d post and Auntie Goose Nursery rhyme for fun!! For those of you who don’t know, a couple of years ago I rewrote all the nursery rhymes I could find and illustrated them using MS-Word. If you want to see more, go to the page marked Digital Art Books, then Auntie Goose.

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19 – Somethin’ #’s 23 & 24

I’m playing catch up this morning. Friday’s are always an extra long work day for me (work 4 hours, 4 hour break, work 4 hours) but added to a 12 hour work day I went visiting family last night so I didn’t get home until really late. So here is my catch-up post for the 19-Somethin’ Challenge!

This challenge is sponsored by P.S. Annie! It’s called 19-Somethin’, where participants answer a question about their past each day of September. Sounds like a fun way to spend a September, right?

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23. How old were you when you bought your first car? What kind of car did you get? Do you still have it?

I was 18 when I bought my first car, it was the Datsun 710 I mentioned in an earlier question. I learned to drive with that car and my dad made me buy it from him. I had to go to the bank and get a long (co-signed, of course). I hated him for that – my friends were just given cars. But years later I see his point and don’t hate him for that anymore. 

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24. Is there another song that makes you reminiscent of your teenage years?

“One is the Loneliest Number” by Three Dog Night. I loved (still do) Three Dog Night’s music.  I remember wanting to marry Chuck Negron! Of course I don’t know what my other husband-to-be, Jay Osmond would have thought of a second husband!

Jay Osmond is on the left, Three Dog Night on the right. Chuck Negron is the hunk with the ‘stache!

19-Somethin’ #22 plus Cat vs Human

This challenge is sponsored by P.S. Annie! It’s called 19-Somethin’, where participants answer a question about their past each day of September. Sounds like a fun way to spend a September, right?

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22. When did you first live on your own? Did you buy or rent your first home? Do you have a picture of it? Please share it if you do.

I have moved so much in my life that I would prefer to never move again – but that probably won’t happen. I’ve never owned a home – renting and/or sharing with others. My first place on my own was to a 2nd story apartment in an old house in Olde Towne, Portsmouth when I was 19. A year later I moved to the third story in the same house. Then a move to share with a friend in Virginia Beach, then to a duplex in Norfolk, then back to Virginia Beach sharing with 2 other people; then renting a room from a married couple; then back to Norfolk to share with a mother and her two kids; then Norfolk again to share a mobile home; then back to Virginia Beach to share a townhouse with a friend; a move home to mom’s; a move to my sister’s house when she moved to North Carolina; then the big move to Georgia; back to my mom’s in Virginia Beach and finally to where I am now. I always swore my mom stole me from a band of gypsies since roaming is in my blood!!

 

Now a fun cartoon from Cat vs Human. Please visit their website for more fun!!

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19-Somethin’ #21

This challenge is sponsored by P.S. Annie! It’s called 19-Somethin’, where participants answer a question about their past each day of September. Sounds like a fun way to spend a September, right?

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  1. Tell me about the first home you remember living in with your parents.

The first home I remember was in Gainesville, Florida. My father moved us there from Mississippi so he could get his PhD at the University of Florida.

The house was a one-story brick house on a crawl space. I shared a bedroom with my sister. It had another bedroom, a kitchen, dining room and living room. There was a detached garage and we had some nice neighbors. I have quite a few memories from that house, some good, some bad. 

One poignant memory I have is my sister and  I holding hands – each in our separate beds  –  while listening to the radio announcement of which birthdays were pulled for Selective Service. This was during the Vietnam War. We were young but we knew about the war and how many people weren’t coming back. As an aside, later on in the 70s I had a POW bracelet – my soldier never came home. He was and still is MIA.

Me on the front stops of the house, Summer 1966.summer-1966-me

19-Somethin’ #20

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  1. Did you ever have “big” hair? If so, please share a picture!

Big Hair??? You Bet!!

img_3832 Alright, it’s not that ‘big’ but for my hair its as big as I could get it. That ‘do’ is the result of washing, blow drying with mousse, hot curlers, carefully combing and picking with a pick (my hair is super fine) and finally lacquering with hair spray. I used so much hair spray that even if the roots wanted to go limp the shell of spray held it in place. I went through this hour-long ritual 7 days a week for many years. That’s the only part of the 80s I’m glad is extinct!

 

19-Somethin’ #19

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  1. What was your favorite kind of car when you were young? Did you ever get to have one of your own?

I didn’t and still don’t care too much about cars. As long as it gets me to where I have to go, I’m fine. 

My first car was a Datsun 710 – I learned to drive with it and drove it for a long time!

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My second car was a Gran Prix.

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My third car was a Ford Festiva. The only reason I gave it up was I could no longer find parts for it. This is the car with Angel M.C. on top.

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My fourth and current car is a PT Cruiser. I’m still paying for it. I can’t wait until it’s paid off! That’s my sweet Toby asking to go for a ride!!

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