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Wednesday, September 20, 2017



 I borrowed these cool questions from Myra and loved answering them! She belongs to this meme -

Something Different

What is a normal thing that took you an embarrassingly long time to learn?
  Well I have never mastered the art of driving a stick shift.

In what ways are you old-fashioned?
My faith and I try to follow the Lord's Word as closely as I can.

What is the best sandwich you've ever eaten?  Where did you get it?  What made it so delicious?
The Original PassKey Special, in my hometown of Pueblo, Colorado
An Italian sausage sandwich with provolone cheese on a fresh bun! Sigh 

What are you currently not bragging about that you should totally brag about?
 Our son expecting their first child, a boy. I want the baby to be healthy, especially because they struggled carrying a child but my father would be tickled because a son is a good thing, carrying on the phamily name.

What food have you never tasted and are most interested in trying?
 Nothing really, I have never had caviar and really not interested in something so expensive and wasteful.

What history facts were you surprised to learn because it was never covered in school.
My  friend Myra has a son (a history buff), who recently shared something that floored me:

"The Federal government demand that (Robert E.) Lee himself pay his taxes in person.  He sent his wife, but the money was not accepted from a woman.  When he could not pay the taxes, the government began burying dead Union soldiers on his land.

The government is still burying people there today.
It is now called Arlington National Cemetery." 

What is something that you waited entirely too long to start or stop doing?  What made you say, "Why did I wait so long?
 A horrible job I stuck it out at for 12 years before being let go because the doctors sister-in-law hated me. I find today it was a blessing because they were horribly racist people. I find you can not put up with such terrible people unless you yourself are one too.

What socially expected thing do you hate doing the most? 
 Never been a corporate suit or kiss up so never could advance in the working place . I am honest to a fault.

What thing about polite society really grinds your gears?
Political correctness (yuck!)

What is something about your city that I should know if I'm going to visit?  We are a mile high, 5280 feet above sea level. Good food, good health and beautiful surroundings.

What is the hidden 'must see' that you always tell friends and visitors to not miss?

Pikes Peak
I say this because it is my absolute favorite. It is one of 54 fourteeners. I went up that mountain in my youth on foot. Plus when my father built our phamily home for my mother  I looked out our living room window to see this spectacular view. It is still there today but whoever purchased my foilks home probably never noticed it. They don't take care of our home my father used his own hands to build. It is sad so many abuse our beautiful mountain ranges and because so many have died on those peaks this summer, things will certainly change.

What do you miss most about childhood?
My view of Pikes Peak. I have a real hidden treasure but rarely share it. Too many people trampling our open spaces. It is my private secret. Wink Wink! A photo share from there above.

What 'fact' did you learn in school that is not true or no longer true?
 All the beautiful history of our land. Today people are unhappy with the past so they are changing it to suit themselves. An example you can no longer say Native American Indian. I have a treasured childrens book, from 1956 and guess what? Native American Indians were just that! Plus my hubby's great grandmother was a full blooded Ogala Sioux Indian. I will find that obit and share it sometime. She was exactly was she was and extremely proud of her roots. Here is Bird Head, an Ogala Sioux Chief.

What's your favorite piece of useless trivia?

 Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts

What's your best go-to homemade 'lazy' meal?

 Fresh pasta with butter and grated Pamesan cheese. My mom called it Parmi Noodles.

What's the title of this current chapter in your life?
Old Age Ain't for Sissies (quote attributed to Bette Davis)

What is a habit or practice that you learned form your childhood that you didn't realize was 'weird' until you were an adult?
  I am not sure this falls in this category but being called a "BoJon" really isn't racist and where that nonsense came from floors me! Darn proud of it too! Plus some people in Chicago and some  Minnesota  folks know the term too! The ladies in the photo include my grandfather Joseph Steblay's mother and two sisters plus their mother. I do not have a lot of information regarding phamily ancestral history with them. My grandfather passed away when my mother was a young girl. But I knew one of the two sisters. She lived into old age.


Sandee said...

I got stuck on that sandwich. That really looks and sounds good. Okay, I'll do that pasta too. Can you tell I'm hungry? I am.

I love the politically correct sign. That's spot on.

Have a fabulous day, my friend. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

Edna B said...

I love my pasta with butter and garlic powder. Yum! Yum! I found this a very interesting and educating post. I love your secret treasure view. It looks awesome. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

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Mevely317 said...

Anne!!! Thanks for the shout-out ... so glad you've played along! Your accompanying photos and quote boxes are always so spot-on and make reading more enjoyable, for sure.

That sandwich has my 'spit spouting' and it's not even mid-morning. (*sigh*) How blessed you are to walk outside and breathe Colorado's crisp mountain air; to feast your eyes on those mountains. Does it ever feel almost like a religious experience?

I wish I were more assured and confident to walk away from the toxic atmosphere in my workplace. You know that cool song from A Chorus Line, "What I did for love." I hope this doesn't sound too self-serving, but I think that about trading my peace of mind to provide insurance benefits for my family. Oh well, it won't be long now. Sink or swim!

Love ya!

Pom Pom said...

I loved reading your answers, Anne! Have a great week!