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Friday, July 1, 2016

Share Your World Week 26

Folks, here is another meme my Child-Bride Suzanne found for me to participate in.  I think she is trying to keep my mind active since I had three strokes back 26 May 2016.

In this particular meme, we are supposed to answer a few questions.  I have no idea what I will answer each week.  Hold on to your hats, folks, this may be a bumpy ride.

What’s your most memorable (good or bad) airplane flight?

Well, that is a good question.  I have been on so few.  The first plane I ever flew in was an Eastern Airlines plane from The Greenville Spartanburg International Jet-Port to Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.  At that time, it was the busiest airport in the world.

The only thing memorable about that flight was it was my first flight.  My brother, sister, and I had never flown before and my father thought it would be a good experience for us.
He had to pick my mother up at the airport in Atlanta, but the closest real airport to us was Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP).

Then, there was my second flight. This was my Child-Bride Suzanne’s first flight.  She was so nervous she made me nervous.   My father had decided that we needed a Point of Sale computer system (POS) for the store and he sent Suzanne and me to Kansas City, MO. to buy it. 

She was impressed that the patches of ground really looked like the squares we see on television.

How many bones, if any, have you broken?

To the best of my knowledge, I have only broken one bone.  But that is an interesting story.  I sat down in a chair at the convenience store I was working at.  When I stood up, I found that somehow I had broken my ankle. My tibia had broken just above the ankle.  No one knows exactly when or how I did it. 

My orthopedic doctor and my radiologist agree that I had to have broken it at least ten days before I noticed it based upon the callous growth on the bone.

If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be?  (guest can be dead, alive, famous or someone you just know)

It would be difficult to narrow it down to just three. It would have to be someone who could get a word in edge-wise since I talk a lot.  Do you remember the girl, Six, from the show Blossom?  Sometimes I am accused of talking non-stop like she does, only not that fast.

Robert Bruce McClendon, Sr.
I think fist up would have to be my paternal grandfather, Robert Bruce McClendon, Sr. since I never met him.  My father, Robert Bruce McClendon, Jr. was a great story teller and he talked about his Daddy all the time. He died at age 42 when my father was 17.

Second up would be former President Ronald Reagan.  He seemed to have a lot to share and almost everyone whoever met him talked well about him.

Third up would probably be Benjamin Franklin.  He was a man of great wisdom.

Of course, I would love to meet Jesus Christ, but I would be scared to death. 

Through the years, I have worked at various stores and have met some interesting people with fascinating stories.  One man I met drove an old pickup truck. He dressed in worn jeans and a shirt.  His only indulgence was that each week on Sunday night he would come in the store and buy two small cups of Vanilla Blue Bell Ice Cream.   Later, I found out this man was a multi-millionaire.   He often spoke about the spoiled people out there who drove vehicles that were not paid for.  He had lots of sage advice about money and he was fascinating to listen to.
Read my post, You Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover to read about more fascinating people.  Also, read about Cuz.

Make a Currently List: What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating, needing, wanting, and missing right now?

This is good since I usually read several books at a time.  I am reading Standing Next ToHistory by Joseph Petro.   I had just finished In The Secret Service by Jerry Parr.  Both of these men were the head of the Presidential Protection Detail (PPD) for Ronald Reagan when he was president. I am also reading the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.   Along with that, I am reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey.

We don’t watch much here.  There really isn’t much on worth watching.   We don’t have a cable or satellite provider. We do watch My Little Pony on Netflix and some shows on Amazon Prime.   I love the movie HotelTransylvania 2.

As far as what we are listening to, I have the song Bubblegum Ballgame by J. R. Tundra going through my head because I am working on using it in videos we are making.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

Well, I am grateful that my oldest daughter wasn’t hurt any worse when she was thrown by the horse.   I am grateful that my Child-Bride Suzanne is here to help me as I recover from the strokes.  I am also thankful I survived them.

Our life here is pretty much same-o same-o.  That is we do the same-o thing every day.  There is nothing wrong with that.   We are looking forward to August when our baby girl is home from college for a few days.  We are also looking forward to the first of next year when our Marine will be home for a few weeks.  This week, we look forward to the Fourth of July.   Thank a vet.

Well, that is our first post for Share YourWorld.  Let me know what you think in the comment box below.  Also, if you would like to follow this blog, you can do so by clicking on the links in the sidebar.


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this week. :D

    1. This seems like a great meme to inspire good posts. Thank you for visiting. We look forward to next week's list.


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