Thursday, March 4

An Award from Anni

My great friend and blog buddy, Hootin' Anni passed this award along to me. Thank you, dear Anni. I'm honored to receive this from you.

I'm going to pass this award to all my regulars or anyone else who visits and comments on my blog today. Just save the award to your computer and then post it to your blog, passing it on to others. List 7 things about yourself that your blog friends don't know. Please let me know when you've posted so I can visit and comment.

7 Things about me:

1. The week of my birth, there was so much snow that Dad took Mom to stay with his parents in case she went into labor. She did but I wasn't born for 30 hours. The roads were impassable by this time.

2. I should have had a twin, but it never developed.

3. I like hot tea over coffee. I'm a tea drinker. Wonder if it has to do with my English/Irish heritage?

4. I haven't had a drink of alcohol in over 30 years. Never did like the stuff.

5. Way back in my family tree, I am relation to James Cook on my maternal side and Sir Francis Drake on my paternal side. What a history...two pirates. LOL

6. I do not eat sugar of any kind. If I need a sweet treat, it has to be sugarless.

7. I grew up in the 50s and enjoyed a type of life that not many remember these days. We had no running water in the house, an outhouse out back, hung clothes on the line. Grandma lived next door and had no electric power. Coal oil lamps were used for light. A gingerbread clock told the time. An ice box or the summer kitchen preserved the food. Less hectic times back then. Fond memories.

Don't forget to let me know when you post the award and thank you once again, Hootin' Anni.


  1. I think it would be good to live your particular fifties life -- about two weeks in good weather should do the trick. :)

  2. I am a tea drinker, too - a very bad Swede, I must say.

    I haven't had any sugar for the last 8 weeks and it's amazing how much I don't miss it. I can hardly believe it.

  3. I love your list...this from an English/Irish tea drinker..;p

  4. What's your favorite tea? Have you ever heard of a tea sock?

  5. Hello dear Mary:-) So good to see you posting again, I was going to send you an email asking if everything was ok!! Congratulations on receiving that well deserved award, I so enjoyed reading your sad that your twin never developed but I'm sure glad YOU did:-) I was never a tea drinker but then I discovered Apple Cinnamon tea at Timmies and now I`m hooked on it! lol Have a wonderful weekend my friend. xoxo

  6. woah! James Cook - that is cooL!~

  7. I am back my friend and thinking of you several times today..... Hope all is well...... The award is rightly given to you. You background is so pretty for St. Paddy's day......... I am very Irish but know nothing about that side of my family... pretty sad I guess..... Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.. I am headed out to dinner with my son..... His treat for my B-day..

    Love ya lots and praying for you and those precious g-sons......

  8. my friend Diane also grew up without indoor's such a different way of life.

  9. I am gonna play. Enjoyed reading yours. Peace

  10. I remember most of those things. I was born in the 50's and we did not have a batroom until the late 50,s. My grandmother lived with us as it was her home and they washed clothes with a wringer washer. They too line dry as I still do today...hugs...m...

  11. Aye Matey! I've been digging into my family tree recently (one reason I've been missing from blogland) and have found that we have William the Conquerer as an ancestor. I always knew I liked those silly Viking hats...

  12. Hello Mary,
    I hadn't been by in a while so here I am. My wrist is in a splint which makes typing difficult. It is more of the peck with the left, regular typing with the right.
    I like some of the things you have in your etsy shop.
    Mama Bear