Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Flying Through July

My participation in the Wednesday Hodgepodge has been sporadic lately to say the least and I have missed it.  So, I was excited to be able to play along with all the other Hodgepodgers this morning.
To see how they have answered these questions, pop over to Joyce's blog,
and check them out.

1. Growing up, were you close to your grandparents? Tell us one or two specific things you remember about them.
I am on the right and my sister is in Mama's lap.  Not sure whose house this is, but notice the broom hanging on the wall.
My mother's father died when she was seven so I never knew him of course.  But, her mother, Mama lived with us until her death when I was nine, so yes, we were very close to her.  The thing I remember most about her was her sweet, gentle spirit.  I remember snuggling in her lap as she loved to read to us.  This was a daily special time.  She had long dark hair that she wore in a bun on the back of her head.  I remember sitting on the back of a chair and brushing her hair for hours.  Needless to say she was also a very patient person.  She was the mother of ten.

My dad's father passed away when I was very small but I do have very fond memories of him.  My grandmother would come for extended visits but we were not as close to her as Mama.  We loved her, but I never recall her reading to us and she wasn't the snuggling type.  I do remember that she wasn't comfortable about us leaving the house as teenagers with bare shoulders.  She would often offer her shawls which both tickled us and aggravated us at the same time.

2. What's an item you were attached to as a child? What happened to it?

I really don't recall being especially attached to any item as a child.

3. When you look out your window, do you see the forest or the trees (literally and figuratively)? Explain.

Literally, I see a couple trees in a neighbor's yard and one fairly large Oak tree in mine.  Figuratively, I also see the trees.  I tend to see details before taking in the whole picture.

4. Do you like sour candies? Which of the 'sour' foods listed below would you say is your favorite?

grapefruit, Greek yogurt, tart cherries, lemons, limes, sauerkraut, buttermilk, or kumquats
I do NOT like sour candies!  Of the foods on the list, grapefruit with Greek yogurt would be my favorite.

Have you ever eaten a kumquat? What's your favorite dish containing one of the sour foods on the list?
Yes, I have eaten a kumquat and like them.  My favorite dish would be a bowl of grapefruit and bananas with a large dollop of Honey flavored Greek yogurt, sprinkled with granola.

5. July 1st marked the mid point of 2017. In fifteen words or less, tell us how it's going so far.

Crazy with travel and helping to take care of my sis.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

On Monday, I featured the Balloon Fest recently held in our city and the sights of them going right over our house on Sunday morning.  One of the residents of our subdivision has a drone and got these amazing pictures.
Source:  Andrew Mulford, Twelve Oaks
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. The balloons are beautiful. Were you in one? Brave of you if you were.

  2. You were blessed to be so close to your grandma as you grew up. I chose to write only of my beloved Granny. Someday I should write about my other grandparents. Your other grandma sounds similar to my Grandma McCoy. THose balloon photos are truly stunning. My doll was the only toy I could think of. I Never was attached to toys the way our grands have been.

  3. Oh what special memories you have of your grandparents and especially the relationship with your grandmother. I love the vintage photo you precious! Wow...I need to get me a drone...those photos of the balloons are fantastic! Enjoyed your hodgepodge!

  4. Awww...I smiled at the memories you shared of your grandmother. I'll bet that the time she spent reading to you instilled a love for books, eh? So glad you have such fond recollections of all of your grandparents. <3

  5. Gorgeous photos! There's a balloon fest near us around Labor Day and I hope to see it one year. Thank goodness for social media when it comes to grandchildren : )

  6. Wow, those pictures are awesome! Such beautiful colors.

  7. It is nice to have such found memories of your grandmother. My children never go to know my mom. I'm hoping I have a grandchild soon so we can bond. Wow, the balloons are lovely. How exciting to have seen them.

  8. Hello!! I'am glad to read the whole content of this blog and am very excited.Thank you.


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