I just discovered Everyday Ruralty, a blog moderated by Patrice and her weekly Chats on the Farmhouse Porch. Boo was fascinated by the different questions asked each week. Mostly, I think he liked the idea of sitting on the front porch, waving and talking to whomever wanders by. It brings back good memories of times when he was growing up and times we spent on the porch at Morven talking to friends and relatives who wandered by. (After Boo's third stroke, he thought he was a celebrity because everyone stopped and spoke to him...even the town policeman on patrol.)
This week's questions are:
1. What is your favorite movie of all times?
Kari: Definitely The Sound of Music. When I first saw the movie as a young child, I wanted to be a nun. I mean, talk about an ideal job! You wake up in the morning and don't have to worry about what you're going to wear or how to fix your hair. Best of all, NUNS COULD SING. I so wanted to sing, but I couldn't carry a tune if it had handles. My mother burst my bubble. She informed me that Baptists couldn't be nuns. All my dreams of quick clothing choices, covering my unruly hair and SINGING without others running for cover dashed!
Boo: Either a James Bond or John Wayne movie. Both types are winners.
2. Name three things that are permanent residents in your handbag.
Kari: A 4"x6" photo book with Boo's medical history, medical power of attorney, current prescriptions, important phone numbers, a few photos of Boudreaux and grandchildren and a prepaid cash card, a cell phone and, hopefully, my house key. The last has been doubtful the last few times I left home.
Boo: My identification, my cane or walker and my cat. I can't do without Boudreaux. (Or at least a photo of Boudreaux.)
3. What's the best way to your heart?
Kari: Conversation...be it verbal or written. Letters, email, face to face, phone calls...it doesn't matter. I really crave the connection.
Boo: Through my food...especially oatmeal.
4. Do you like going to yard sales?
Kari: Yes! I don't often go, but I like finding treasures and I really like the idea of finding and using things we need instead of buying something new. My version of "going green." I also like thrift stores for the very same reasons.
Boo: Not especially.
5. If you could slide down a rainbow, what do you think you'd find on the other side?
Kari: Ireland or Scotland!