What would you name the autobiography of your life? I have written quite a lot of my early life and and then I keep a journal everyday too of my comings and goings. The Title of mine is “Mairby’s Travels” on the front of my life history is a suitcase.
Which do you prefer sweet, salty or buttery? I use to die for sweets, but after having lost some teeth I don’t go near sugary items as I am trying to save the teeth I have left and my waist line is lot thinner now because of that too. I now tend to go towards salty things but keep it light with Mrs Dash. I think that is probably good for me as I normally drink distilled water and my husband keeps telling me that I need more minerals.
What’s the finest education? I was not very good in high school, my grandmother found a college for me to attend that kids that didn’t have high scores. I only lasted 2 years at this 4 year college. I soon found that I was interested in being an Interior Designer so I left this college and went to a vocation school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I graduated with an Associate Degree, then I got married there during the last part of my school year. Even thou I didn’t become Interior Designer as I felt I had some language or I wasn’t smart enough – I ended up helping my landlord fixing up his restaurant and I also worked at lightning store and helped customers pick out lights for their homes. Then I went back to school later in my life and took of a library technical assistant position. During my years as LTA, I had an opportunity to transfer to the reference department. Helping patron find books or subject matters. I also have really enjoyed helping others finding their ancestors, we have a genealogy dept. So I could tell you stories of folks that have come in and left with 3 and 4 generations of information they didn’t have before. This job is much like an Interior Designer where one has to interview to see what a person is after.
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? I was looking forward to my daughter and her family coming to visit us. Our granddaughter’s had a birthday last week, although we didn’t celebrate on her birthday we celebrated on Saturday instead. I have made a chocolate cake and made butter frosting and more so we could use cake tips and decorate it together. I showed her how I do it and she designed her own cake topping. She did a good job. She used the different tips and she mixed up the colors she like and we went from there. I think it was fun and I think she enjoyed herself as well. She likes to play hide and seek so we did that too. We also took a walk around the block and that was fun walking with her too.
Tell us about your first bicycle or car? My first bike was a Huffy and it came from cousin of my grandmother, her name was Lee. I am unsure my age but I will guess I was about 9 or 10. I remember my dad putting his hand on the back rim and we lived in a new housing development on a hill. So when he left go I was flying down the hill and could not believe that I was actually going down by myself. That I had gotten the hang of balancing myself on this bike. Dad had run along side of me to keep me balancing until the time came he thought I could handle it myself. I remember riding all over the place finding new adventures.
What fictional world or place would you like to visit? Chronicles of Narnia, I loved the fact you could go into the wardrobe and come out into a whole different place.
If you could have someone follow you around all the time, like a personal assistant, what would you have them do? I think I would like to be able to time travel and visit some of my ancestors. The personal assistant could remind me of things I still want to do etc.
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?
If aliens landed on earth tomorrow and offered to take you home with them, would you go? (remember this is SYW, they are friendly aliens) If E.T. came down I go home with him and see what his abode looked like but I would want to come back to earth definitely.
How tall are you? Are you satisfied with your height? I am 5′ 6″, and have always been satisfied with my height. My first husband was 6’5″ and my second husband 6’3″. I have always liked tall men. Not sure why. My father was average height.
Do you think you could live without your smartphone (or other technology item) for 24 hours? I have already had to do that several times in winter when we had no electricity and it we have a storm our internet goes out so we have to find something else to do besides being on our phone or computer.
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? I had an opportunity to teach some Jr. Highs during their summer school hours how to use family search and findagrave. I think the teacher is on fire now as she found another generation back that she didn’t know so I was excited to teach and enjoyed helping the kids find their information too.
You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it? Sushi? Scotch Tape? This is hard question, asked a co worker and she mentioned money. But having money unlimited doesn’t always bring happiness unless you decide to use it to help others. That reminds me of movie called ” Christmas Angel” with KC Clyde, Kari Hawker, and Bruce Davison. I can’t think of anything temporal, but I would like to have my eyes to see and be in good health to serve others.
Teleportation or flying? I would prefer to fly. The TV show, “Bewitched”, she flew and disappeared so I think I would rather go that way then have to find a station that had teleportation. Angels come and go and they probably fly in from heaven or the 3rd dimension we can’t see. Harry Potter flew in a car so by the time they develop this we may be flying in our cars as well.
Would you rather live where it only snows or the temperature never falls below 100 degrees? I don’t care for the cold weather the older I get. I love the hot weather and have often said that to people who ask me how I am like the weather. Then I preceded to tell them why are you eating so much meat in the summer time. Meat holds heat and makes you hotter in the summer. Save if for the winter instead. Eat fruits and vegetables in the summer time and the heat won’t bother you as much.
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? I went out to eat my lunch in my car today so I could enjoy the sun and the hot weather. I knew it was suppose to rain, but didn’t know it was going to feel like I was in a hurricane. At one point I thought my car was going to be picked up because of so much wind. Then the rain was coming down so fast and furiously that I started feeling that my car was going thru a car wash. That is how fast the rain came. Then it started to hail, it was bouncing off my back window class and roof of my car. I said a short prayer that it would let up so I could reach the door to get back to work on time. Sure enough he did and I am now safe inside but the air condition is to cold in here so I do have chill as I sit here and write this out for you all.
If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why? The first name that popped into my mine would be Captain Moroni, but most people on this blog or that reads this will not know whom I am talking about. So I would want someone that is spiritual that lives close to the laws of God. Maybe a guardian angel. I have had several good friends over the years. But I am not sure who I would actually pick.
60s, 70s, 80s, 90s: Which decade do you love the most and why? The sixties. I remember the Beatles when they first came to America. There was much going on in America a lot of commotion. The Vietnam War, Civil Rights Protests, the 60s also saw the assassinations of US President John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Cuban Missile Crisis, and finally ended on a good note when the first man is landed on the moon . I think some of the music that came out was telling a story, helping people to put things that were troubling America on a back burner. I think many of us couldn’t do anything- we were too young to voice our opinions. It was a lot of turbulence and I thing the those with music talent it was time for them to share with the world. Music has been proven that it helps one to learn, calming, and can bring you closer to the Holy Spirit and to God.
When you die, what do you want to be remembered for? That I was kind, that I helped people find their ancestors and enrich their lives. That I was funny at times, with a dry sense of humor but most of all that I was in tune with the things that mattered most and that I tried to live close to the Lord and that I would be inspirational for others.
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Lots of things brought smiles to my face but I can’t think of anything in particular to write about. I did see some neat cars this week but I was on the highway and they were going in the other direction. I did appreciate something just recently. I was handed some genealogy papers sometime a go. Meanwhile this week I have been helping this lady with her family/genealogy and the papers I received sometime ago finally, I realized that some of those member of that family belong with the family I was working on right now. I just think that Heavenly Father trusted me with these papers knowing I would need them at a later date and that I could help enrich other peoples lives. All I can say is I stand all amazed.
Artist are sharp-eyed observers, spies, Eavesdroppers. We watch, listen, and absorb things that others miss. We learn a great deal about the world, people, and human nature that way. But that’s not enough.”
We have to blend that knowledge with what we know about ourselves and what we want to say through our art- our ideas, wisdom, and understand. by Lauren Wolk
Interview by Pat Scales in magazine called Book Links page 4-7
Lauren Wok, author of the 2017 Newberry Honor Book Wolf Hollow, discussed Beyond the Bright Sea, her new novel about feeling isolated, searching for family, and experiencing the power of love
I was reading Book Link when this article above caught my eye and mind and fell in love with her quote above. I felt connected right away. So I decided to share.