Yeah Patrice! I finally have a little time to join the chat this week and I need a break. I've got a glass of peach tea beside me with frozen peach slices and I'm actually sitting on our front porch where I can pick up our wireless connection. I remember crab apple trees! We had one in the backyard at my parent's house years ago, but they had it chopped down. Mom says it made a huge mess and we weren't around enough to keep the apples picked up.
1. When you were a child what age did you think was "OLD"?
Kari: I remember thinking my parents were old when they were in their 30's. My first grade teacher, Mrs. Johnson, was really old. She retired a couple of years after she taught me. The principal at that small school gave me a choice. I could have Mrs. Johnson or my mother in first grade. Mrs. Johnson won! After all, I thought I knew everything Mom knew already!
Boo: I thought 21 was really old. I thought that was the age you were able to do anything you wanted to do. Sixty was another old age. You didn't have to go to a job then. But the oldest was 90. That's when you were ancient.
2. How often do you have dessert?
Kari: Daily. With Mom and Boo both craving sweets, we have dessert regularly. Mom's losing weight and only wants sweets some days. So, I've retrieved my "reasonably good for you dessert recipes." We have French toast once a week and smoothies daily. I make "cheesecake" with yogurt cheese, stevia and fresh fruit. Last night we had peach cobbler made with whole wheat flour and served with homemade sugar free frozen vanilla yogurt.
Boo: Once every three days. We could have dessert more often.
3. What's your favorite kind of exercise?
Kari: Walking and gardening. I don't have much time for gardening right now, but I do have time to walk. Walking in town is so nice. I see friends and family every time I head out. Of course, we do live in a one stop light town...and I'm not sure we really need that one.
Boo: Walking. I used to enjoy golf, but I don't see well enough to play anymore. Walking is fun around here. I see people or we walk in the cemetery.
4. Do you watch movies on TV, movies from a rental or the library, or movies online?
Kari: I'm not much of a movie person. I tend to watch movies online when I watch them. Rarely, I'll watch one on TV.
Boo: Mostly TV movies and most of those are westerns. I don't like new movies. At least, I don't think I do. We haven't seen one recently in the theater...I don't like theaters.
Years ago, we took Joseph, Kari's son, to a movie. It was a suspense movie, I think. At one point, the good guy kissed a girl. Joseph was eight or nine at the time and piped up and said, "Kissy, kissy, kissy." The whole theater laughed. Well, except for Joseph. He slid down in his seat and ate popcorn.
5. Tell me something you remember from your grand mother's/grand father's house?
Kari: At my mother's parents, there was a bookcase against the wall in the den. Since I loved to read, I was fascinated by it. I don't think there were any children's books, but they had a great set of old encyclopedias. A few years ago, Mom and Aunt Charlotte were discussing my grandparent's house and I asked if they remembered that bookcase. Both of them laughed. It seems Papa Hall built it. His one and only carpentry project as it turned out. He was a teacher and a farmer, but definitely not a carpenter. The bookcase stood only because it was propped against the wall and a door frame.
Boo: I remember the driveway at Paw Paw Guidry's house. He lived in Church Point, Louisiana. That's where the Guidry clan lived. Paw Paw had a black 1937 Chevy in the driveway. You didn't have too many color choices in those days. A few times I got to ride in that Chevy. That was a special treat for us.
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