Joyce is definitely in the sea-side mood today with her Antigua holiday. I so appreciate her faithfulness to bring us all together around her well thought out questions week after busy week in her life. Thank you Joyce. So click HERE to see how the others have answered their questions.
1. "The cure for anything is salt water-tears, sweat, or the sea." (Isak Dinesan) Would you agree? Of the three, which has 'cured' you most recently?
The "cure for anything" part is in question, but the only one of the options applicable to me is "sweat". We have a new Pilates instructor and she is really making us old ladies work hard. It is good to be challenged, but my muscles pay for the cure afterward.
2. What's something you can't eat without salt? Do you normally salt your food a lot, a little, or not at all?
We do not eat much salt and when we do it is either Kosher or Sea Salt. Last week Dick made a vegetable beef soup and I asked if he could add a little more salt to it. Normally, we only use a tiny bit if at all on our food. We do however, use a lot of spices.
3. Sands of time, bury your head in the sand, built on sand, or draw a line in the sand...which sandy phrase could best be applied to something in your life right now?
I guess "sands of time" would most apply to me right now. See my random thought in #8.
4. A favorite book, movie, or song with an island setting or theme?
Definitely the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "South Pacific." Several of its songs have become popular standards, such as "Bali Ha'i", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Happy Talk", "Younger Than Springtime", and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy." But, one of our favorites is "This Nearly Was Mine" sung by Rossano Brazzi in the 1958 movie. But our favorite rendition was done by Brian Stokes Mitchell in a 2005 concert version of the show.
5. Yesterday-did you run your day or did it run you? How so?
I ran it and it was a good day. I began the day by sitting with a good friend while she endured a treatment of chemo then drove her home. I then met another good friend after her doctor appointment for lunch and some shopping. Later in the day, Dick and I watched a pre-recording of the Notre Dame vs. Syracuse basketball game on ESPN in order to see Son John and Grandson Jackson who had court side seats. It was so much fun to see them up close from so far away.
6. You're on an island holiday. Will I most likely find you parked in a beach chair, shopping in town, on the back of a jet ski, or snorkeling off the back of a catamaran?
Just to be clear, an island is not my first choice for a holiday. However, should that ever be the case you would most likely find me shopping in town. Reason? I am all about protecting my aging skin at this point in my life after being a teenage sun worshiper. Another reason? I'm sure that my mental image of myself in a swim suit would not match with reality. So why prove it. Just say'n!
7. What do you think we humans most take for granted?
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Several years ago, I joined Ancestry.com in hopes of tracking my dad's side of the family. I inherited from my mom a book tracing the Colvin side back to the early 1700's, so I didn't feel as compelled to start with that line. I haven't progressed that far back on the Lazenby line, but it has been a very interesting search.
|My Great Grandfather, William Andrew Colvin|
Along the way, I have compiled trees for both sides and I am amazed at the documentation available such as census and marriage/death records from the 1800's. I have not upgraded my membership to enable my search to extend to the European linage, but I'm thinking about it. I am also considering doing the DNA test. Have any of you done that? Anyway, this look back into the "sands of time" has been most enjoyable and has put me in touch with a long-lost cousin. That was nice.