Joining in on the fun with Joyce who hosts
for a super easy and fun linky party.
1. April showers bring May flowers or so the saying goes. Has your April been filled with showers? Do you carry an umbrella, wear a slicker, or make a run for it?
ANSWER: I have plenty of unbrellas - usually in the car, garage or closet and never with me. I would fail terribly in London, I'm afraid; I am a dash-fast-and-hope-I-don't-crash kind of soggy mess.
Part 2: Besides rain, what else has filled your April?
April: filled with Easter and my sick brother and my healing toe and not ever enough seeing of the grand baby girl!
ANSWER: I could easily chat away about darned near anything to do with tea: about hosting tea parties: planning the menus, using proper etiquette; history of tea time, and especially about antique teacups and teapots...of those I know a bit or two.
3. Share with us a favorite food memory from childhood.
LOL, believe or not my little sister just tried on Monday to get all 5 of us siblings up to her lake house for this coming weekend for her to host a "Food Memories from Childhood" surprise potluck party. I have so many to choose from that we could do, too! However, as it turned out, the house is going to be used this weekend by my sister's husband's side of the family, so we couldn't do it - hopefully we can soon. It sounds like such fun.
It's weird because we almost never ate this, but I know for almost every birthday we last three kids (whom I am one) wanted mom to make macaroni and cheese with cut up hotdogs that were smothered in tomato soup for our special birthday "you can name what you want" dinner. LOL. What were we thinking?????Whadya mean we coulda had lobstah??
Another great childhood food memory my little brother and I were just discussing a few weeks ago: we kids built a "fort" deep in the woods behind our house. We grew up on limestone cliffs - so there were big awesome rocks we could build up and make into a really safe and wonderful fireplace. My younger brother would gathering all kinds of wood and make me a roaring fire. Then I would make "Fort Stew," which simply was cooked potatoes, celery and carrots with wild chive and salt and pepper, and usually some bits of carbon from the fire - but we worked and played so hard that when it was ready (to us) it was heavenly tasting! My brother went on and on about that happy memory.
4. What's a song you thought you knew the lyrics to, but later discovered you were wrong?
Oh, my goodness, my other brother- my older brother and I were just talking about this last night! Mine was a rock song from the 70s by Blue Oyster Cult.
They did a song called "Don't Fear the Reaper."
Well, I didn't even know what a reaper was back then, and I know I shouldn't have known what I THOUGHT it was.... but I honestly thought they were singing
"Don't Fear the Reefer."
Yes, folks, a marijuana/pot reference. LOL. I remember thinking then:
"Oh, yes, I do fear the reefer!" LOL. So silly. I can't believe I am sharing this, haha.
5. According to one travel website, the most overrated tourist attractions in America are-
Niagara Falls (NY), Hollywood Walk of Fame (California), Times Square (NYC), Epcot (FL), Seattle Space Needle (WA), and Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market (Boston). How many of these have you seen in person? Did you feel like a tourist? Did you care? Tell us about a place (not on the list) you've visited that might be considered a tourist trap, but you love it anyway.
I have been to NYC many times but never to Times Square there. I have been to the Hollywood Walk of Fame but just in passing to get to a destination - didn't do much but step on stars, haha. Loved FH and Quincy Market area - been to Boston quite a few times, but for never long enough. Loved the Freedom Trail and all the rich history found there. There are some good museums there, too. I never mind looking or feeling like a tourist, long as the local understand we mean business, and we're not naive or to be reckoned with if they had ideas about purse or wallet snatching knowing we're tourists!
My favorite little tourist trap is from where I grew up on Lake Erie - called African Lion Safari. Heh. Oh, and ranking second right behind it : Enchanted Forest. Only tourists would ever go there. (And all my friends who worked there all those summers!)
6. Your signature clothing item?
V-neck anything - long sleeved tees, short-sleeved tees, v-necked sweaters. Love em.
7. What's an experience you've had you think everyone should experience at least once?
Taking a week long cruise. It's so much better than you can know if you've never done it. It is the EASIEST vacation you will ever have!
8. Insert your own random thought here:
Mine is more just a fun pic I took recently of my grandbaby:
(I couldn't resist sharing this!)
All pics except for the one of the baby were taken off of google random images and are not my own.
As always, thanks for popping in to say hello!
♥ HUGS ♥