I don’t usually do memes, but I read this one from L’Empress’ A Place of My Own so here goes mine:
1. EVER BEEN GIVEN OR RECEIVED AN ENGAGEMENT RING?
Yes, was given one by my 1st husband. It was his mother’s diamond that he had reset for me in a gold band. His mother died when he was a baby. When we were divorced, I gave him back the ring because he got married again and I thought she would want that ring more than I. By the time I married my second husband, I didn’t need something as frivolous as this.
2. LONGEST RELATIONSHIP?
If you discount immediate family like brothers and sisters who know you all your life, I guess it would be Paul, my current husband to whom I’ve been married for 26-1/2 years but whom I have known (and loved) for 50 years.
3. LAST GIFT YOU RECEIVED?
A CD of Andrea Boccelli which I love, and thank you to the friend who gave it to me – you know who you are…
4. EVER DROPPED A MOBILE PHONE?
No. But my husband had trouble with his out on his lobster boat and he slammed it down on the deck and broke his into a million pieces once.
5. WHEN’S THE LAST TIME YOU WORKED OUT?
Earlier today. I went up and down 2 flights of stairs several times doing laundry and got completely exhausted doing so.
6. THING(S) YOU SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON?
DVDs and CDs.
7. LAST FOOD YOU ATE?
Salad (home made) and a cheese pizza delivered from our local pizzeria.
8. FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX?
9. ONE FAVORITE SONG?
I have had a love affair with music all my life and I’m not sure I can pick just one – but one OF my favorites would be Song of the Candle sung by (the late) Stan Rogers. (Scroll down to song #8, to listen to a sample and while you are there, go ahead and listen to samples of all the other songs, Stan is fabulous!)
10. WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
In New England at Crow Cottage.
11. HIGH SCHOOL ATTENDED?
Yes. And graduated, too! (Marblehead High).
12. CELL PHONE PROVIDER?
13. FAVORITE SHOP?
I don’t shop outside my home anymore, so I’d have to say it is now Amazon.com.
14. LONGEST JOB?
As office manager for a construction company/insurance estimating firm – 16 years.
15. DO YOU OWN A SMART PHONE? WHY? (OR WHY NOT?)
No. I’m a dinosaur when it comes to gadgets.
16. LAST WEDDING YOU ATTENDED?
My sister’s wedding and I can’t remember how many years ago that was but she has grown children now, one who is in college and one who has finished college.
17. FAVORITE FAST FOOD RESTAURANT?
Bill & Bob’s Roast Beef.
18. FAVORITE FAST “FOOD” (I added this one)?
Reuben sandwich at Bill & Bob’s.
19. FAVORITE RECORDING ARTIST? (I added this one too)?
Another very difficult one as I have thousands of them, but I guess I would have to say (the late, great) STAN ROGERS who died in an airplane fire trying to save other passengers from the smoke. He died from smoke inhalation. He was way too young and talented to be yanked from this life and he has the most wonderful voice I’ve ever heard.
20. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE WRITER (I added this just to round it off to an even 20 questions!)?
This has to be a tie for me. ANTHONY TROLLOPE and CHARLOTTE BRONTE. Trollope for his extensive and wonderful works which I will never get through in this lifetime and Bronte especially for my favorite book of all time, JANE EYRE.
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So that’s my meme for the year. You can copy it and do your own answers, or not. If you don’t like memes, you probably have not even gotten this far in this entry. But if you have, I hope you have a “dandy day” (as penned by my good friend Emily recently).