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Friday, May 12, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins 12 May 2017

This is a fun meme co-hosted by McGuffy's Reader and 15 and Meowing. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

1. My favorite cereal is a whole bunch of different kinds.
When I was a kid there was an oat cereal out called Quisp.  It had a little martian dude as their symbol.  The cereal was supposed to be shaped like flying saucers.  My mother would buy me a box of Quisp every week.

Now, I like things like Colossal Crunch or Cheerios.  I like Lucky Charms and Count Chocula as well.

2. My prom was 37 years ago.
Suzanne and I went to her senior prom.  We also took her friend Holly.  I  was living in Spartanburg at the time which was about 70 miles away from where Suzanne was.  I called a friend who owned a flower shop and asked her to fix up whatever Suzanne ordered for her and Holly to wear and I would pick it up and pay for it when I got to town.

That night, Suzanne and I danced the slow dances together and Holly and I danced some of the fast dances together.  

3. The best thing about being a total nut is I often entertain myself.

Suzanne often says to me, “You tickled yourself, didn’t you?”  Our kids have learned that almost nothing out of my mouth is serious.  They all can look at me and tell what I am about to say is blarney.

Our youngest daughter has stopped believing most of what I say ever since I told her the golden toilet story.  

I think the most fun I have had recently is retelling the Bloody Worms story, especially the part at the very end after the disclosure statement where C. Moore Hamlet is talking.

One of the best things about making the videos is the free stuff we are getting to review.  Most of the stuff we get is for written reviews, but some have specifically requested videos.  Most of them are fun to make. Ain’t makin’ no money, but am having fun.  Can’t beat that.


4. I cannot help talking too much, but Suzanne tries to stop me.
Bless her heart.  Suzanne does try to keep me from rambling on and on.  I cannot even say hello in less than 500 words.

Sometimes, we go in the Walmart and what should be a fast trip takes hours because we run into people and they make the mistake of asking me how I am doing.  The answer to that question may take an hour.

It was even worse back in South Carolina. I spent my teenage years in Anderson County, South Carolina.  We had a business there.  We could not go anywhere where we did not run into many people we knew.  Each one would want to catch up on things.  

How’s your mama?  Have you seen____ lately?  Where are you going to church now? We got us a great new preacher, you need to come by and hear him.  Stop by the house sometime. You know how it goes.

Where we are now most of the people we run into are people we met while working at one of the convenience stores in town.  Some of these people we don’t know their names, but they are still friends.  You don’t usually swap names with a store clerk.

One time a young man happened to mention that it was his birthday.  I asked him his name and then we (Suzanne sang, too) sang Happy Birthday to him.  It was the first time he had ever had someone sing Happy Birthday to him.  He came back later and thanked us again.  It is amazing what a small thing can do to make a big difference in someone’s life.

Have a great weekend.

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  1. I wish that I had been the one with you at your senior prom. Of course, I don't think that we could have found a blue velour dress to fit me. :)
    Love you, my Zing!

    1. I wish it had been you, too. I love you. Zing! Zing!

  2. Thank you for these great answers. That cereal sounds fun, I had never heard of it. We have a Walmart in our town and I choose to go to the one 30 minutes away just to avoid having to talk to people. I have lived in town my whole life so it is impossible to go anywhere without seeing a lot of people I know and as an introvert, it is very stressful. Clearly you are an extrovert. Have a nice weekend!

    1. Yep, actually if you look up the definition of the word extrovert you will see a picture of my father. He died 30 years ago today. I learned from him. Have a great weekend.

  3. My husband was a lot like you. He could talk for hours and hours. He met his best friend at WM over a bin of dvd's. They talked for 4 hours! I'm not even kidding. He also had a sense of humor like yours. The kids, as well as me sometimes, didn't know whether to believe him or not.

    1. Our youngest daughter has forbidden me from using the names of real people when I tell made up stories. The gold toilet was the straw that broke the camel's back. It is on YouTube with the made up names.

  4. I enjoyed reading your answers. You sound like my husband, with the talking a lot. It works for me, because I don't usually say much, but like you said, going anywhere he runs into people he knows and they stand there and talk forver! :) Happy Friday! :)

    1. As a teenager, I had a youth pastor who could not go anywhere in South Carolina, North Carolina, or Georgia without running into multiple people. He is the model for our fictitious preacher, Freddie Saidsoe. Freddie is the preacher at our made up Flint Rock Baptist Church. We could be 300 miles from home and we would run into people who knew him well and would talk for hours. Have a great weekend.

  5. I remember Quisp and Quake! They were sweetened crunchy cereals. Quisp was corn, kind of like Cap'n Crunch. Quake was corn & oats. They were popular. I guess Quisp is back!
    I like to talk, but I am not a rambler. I do know talkers who just ramble. I like to share, learn, and reminisce. Have a great weekend!

    1. I am one that tends to ramble. I have not seen Quisp in over forty years. I don't know that I would like it now. Have a great weekend.

  6. Great answers and I love the pics. Have a great weekend!


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