Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge: Green, Envy, Heaven, etc.

It is Wednesday so time to share some Hodgepodge with Joyce.

1. Do you play games of luck/chance for money? Have you ever played bingo for money? Visited a casino?  Placed a bet on a horse? Bought a lottery ticket?

No!  Just a simple "No!" to this question.

2.  Will you be preparing and/or dining on the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage meal this St. Patrick's Day? Mashed-baked-hash browned-french fried...your favorite way to have potatoes?

No again.  I don't make a rule of observing this holiday even to the point of wearing green.  It's just never been important to celebrate this one.  My favorite way to eat a potato is baked and fully loaded.

3. What's the last thing you felt 'green with envy' over?

Need I say more?

4.  What's at the end of your rainbow?

Heaven!  Eternity with my Lord and Savior.  A couple weeks ago our youngest grandchild, Ava Grace who is 6 years old, called to tell us she had asked Jesus into her heart.  May I just say, that those are the absolute sweetest words a grandparent can ever hope to hear.  Heaven will be heaven because all our children and grandchildren will be there with us.  Thank you, God!

5. March 12th marks the anniversary of the death of Anne Frank (June 12, 1929-March, 1945).  Anne's diary detailing her time spent hiding from the Nazi's during the war ranks as one of the best selling books of all time.  Besides your blog, do you keep any sort of diary or journal?  Was this a habit you developed as a child or is journaling something new for you?

As a young teenager I did write in a diary for a short period of time.  It was never important to me at the time to chronicle what I did or thought.  And this was in the 50's and 60's when the little cute diaries with poodles on the front were so popular.  What was I thinking?

6. What's an item in your home or closet that contains every color of the rainbow?

That would have to be the Flame Stitch upholstery on my living room Martha Washington chairs.  Well, it doesn't actually have every color in the rainbow, but a good many of them.  I loved this fabric the minute I saw it ages ago.  I still do.  Even though Hubby would love to have the chairs redone, I tell him they are one of a kind.  The fabric isn't even being made anymore:)  When he saw the price to recover, he saw my point.  HA!

7.  Write a limerick with you as the subject.  You can do it!!  Just remember this is a family friendly blog...don't make me get out my wooden spoon.

Oh heavens, a limerick writer I am not.  Okay, for the sake of not being a spoil sport, here goes.
"There was a grandmother called Libby,
  But whose grands called her Bibby.
 They could have called her Grandma;
 They could have called Mamma.
 But, no "Ma's" for her, just Libby or Bibby."

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

Last week I was chosen to serve on a jury for a Federal Civil Trial.  This was a first for me.  All in all, it was an interesting and educational experience.  It was a case dealing with oil and gas lease royalties, of which I knew nothing.  I'm afraid serving on a jury for four days can provide many lessons.  Following are just a few of the lessons I learned:
  • Federal Court Houses will not permit phones or IPads inside.  I learned this the hard way.
  • Some jurors form strong opinions from day one.  Not good!
  • An open mind is crucial in order to not be swayed by emotion from either side.
  • Maintain eye contact with all witnesses and lawyers, not to mention the judge.
  • Avoid facial and/or body language that might send a message to either party.
  • Take good notes that you can read later.  Crucial!
I must thank Judge Elizabeth Foote for the way she conducted her court room, and for making it an over all good experience. 


  1. I have never sat on a jury...I think a case like yours would be interesting! Can you imagine being on the jury in the Jodi Arias trial? Love your answer to #4 and I share your feelings. Knowing that my family will all be together, again...nothing brings me greater peace or joy!

  2. I was called last year for jury duty, first time ever. We had to phone the night before to see if we needed to report, and I didn't so I've never served. I know its mostly boring, but I'd kind of like to see the process.

    Cute little grandgirl!


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