Wednesday, July 22, 2015

It's a Groovy Wednesday Hodgepodge

What a fun Hodgepodge of questions this week, Joyce.  Thank you for always giving us something to look forward to and to challenge us.
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1. Is your home air conditioned? If it's not air conditioned, is that by choice? Did you grow up with air conditioning? If not how did you cope with the heat? Share about a time or place you remember as being too hot-the temperature kind of hot, lest anyone be confused.

Oh yes, we have air conditioning and it rarely stops cycling during the hot days of summer.  In the south, air conditioning is as important as running water and flushable toilets.

I did not grow up with air conditioning as a small child, however.  I was in middle school before we had a house cooled by window units.  How did we cope?  We didn't know the difference.  Air conditioning was as foreign as color television.  What's that???  So we sat under oscillating fans and open windows when inside and spent most of our days playing outside.

I remember a particular summer when I was eaten up with red bugs from playing in the woods.  If you aren't familiar with these parasites, then blessings on you.  I have never been so miserable as this:  itching so badly I couldn't stand it and being so hot I couldn't breathe.  But, that was life as a child and I wouldn't go back one single day although overall it was a mighty good life.

2. What's something in your life right now that falls under the heading 'up in the air'?

Interesting you should ask.  I am planning our 50th Wedding Anniversary party for early September and although I have most everything well taken care of at this point, there are a few issues still up in the air.  But, I have no doubt they will all land in good order in plenty of time to be non-stressed for our big day.

3. Your favorite light and airy dessert?

Sherbet would be my favorite, but lemon ice box pie would be a very close second.

4. When did you last feel like you were 'floating on air'?

I feel sure you don't mean this literally, yet I can't think of a non-literal answer.  So, I going with the helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon this past April.  Sorry!

5. Airport, airmail, airtight, airhead...which have you most recently encountered? Explain.

That would be airport.  Our Daughter-in-Love and Granddaughter #5 flew in from Indiana a couple Sundays ago to spend time with DIL's family.  We met them at the airport and returned them there several days later.  We did have a few days with them as well, and loved every busy moment.

6.  Have you ever been to the Alps? If so where did you go? If not, is this a destination on your must-see list? If you were headed that direction this summer, which of the following would be your preferred activity...a gentle walk, a serious walk, a bike ride, a boat ride around one of the lakes, or summer snow skiing?

We flew over the Alps many years ago and it was absolutely breathtaking.  Should I return for a closer visit, I would love a gentle walk, a boat ride or even a train ride.

7. What is one saying or phrase that was considered 'cool' when you were growing up?

As I grew up in the 50's and 60's I am going to do one from each decade.

Insert your own random thought here. 

While we're on this subject of sayings, another biggie from the 60's was this one:

I didn't agree with it then and I still don't.  Many believe it was this philosophy of the 60's that led us into the sexual revolution and morally depraved society we are living in today.  How could we have known or foreseen the impact of this lifestyle 50 years later.

I do believe I have lived in one of the most diverse and exciting periods of time.  And to think that I also may live to see the return of Jesus Christ.

Then, there will truly be no war and all Love.
Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. Hi Elizabeth! We have the same tastes in desserts!

  2. Beautiful answers today! I'm glad someone else remembered daddy-O from the 50's. I think we said it kiddingly. I couldn't agree with you more on the Make Love, Not War. I thought it was wrong as a teenager, so shallow and yes, it led us down the road to moral depravity. Congratulations on your 50th coming up. Your family is beautiful.
    Now about those red bugs. Would they also be known as chiggers? We still experience those wretched things. Ugh!

  3. Wow 50 years is definitely something to celebrate. I'm sure all your plans will come together for the big day.

  4. Thank you for visiting today. I got a good giggle from your number 1 answer---which reminded me, when we first moved to FL (when I was a kid) we did not have indoor plumbing...smiles

    Have a lovely Wednesday. Blessings

  5. Sherbet is so good and I always forget to buy it! Glad you had a nice time with your DIL, granddaughter and her family. I did use groovy and I remember Make Love Not War very well.

  6. have one great looking family! You did well!

  7. It's been years since I had sherbet. I used to really love it.

  8. Sherbert, a great answer, I can taste it now. And, know your anniversary party will have every i dotted and every t crossed for sure. I didn't have a/c until high school, and like you, didn't know any better. I had the HP ready to publish and somehow it flew off into never, never land. So aggravating!!!!

  9. I love your answers to the questions and your photos are gorgeous! :)


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