Here are this week’s questions with my answers.
What would be your ideal fantasy way to spend Monday? I have never fantasized about ways to spend Mondays. I know that many people have fantasies about not having to start their work week. But for me working as a nurse on the night shift, Monday’s held no real significance for me. I often worked on the weekend so Monday was just another day. Honestly, I would have to say it would be the same as any other fantasy of spending the day on a beach with white sand, warm breezes, gazing out over beautiful blue water reading a good book.
What one person that you are out of contact with would you like to say thank you to? I would like to be able to say thank you to my husband Gary. I lost him suddenly in 2016 just one month short of 41 years of marriage. I didn’t have the chance to tell him all of the things we always think we have the time to say. I would like to thank him for being the most wonderful father any children could even have and to thank him for spending our marriage doing everything he could possibly do to make me happy.
List your favorite toys or games as a kid? I loved dolls. My favorite baby doll was Tiny Tears. I named her Janet. Susan was my Gerber Baby. I still have them. My favorite stuffed animal was Mr Dog. He was actually a she and came with three puppies that were zipped up in her back. One black, one brown and white. Mr Dog looked like a basset hound with long drooping ears and was the best mommy to her puppies. I still have her. One of her puppies has gone missing though. I got her for my first Christmas in 1951. In 1957 my Pop Pop took me shopping to Lits Department store in Trenton, New Jersey. I fell in love with a small blue and white teddy bear. His left ear squeaked. He is no longer the pretty blue he once was, but I still have him. My grandfather died of cancer the following year. That little Teddy bear still means the world to me. I also got the first Barbie that came in a black and white striped one-piece bathing suit. Mine had a dark brown ponytail. I lost her when we moved from one place to another, but have replaced her with a reproduction. Lastly, Patty Play Pal was another favorite. I also lost her, but several years ago an anniversary edition of her was produced. I had to get her too.
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? This past week I got to spend time with some very talented quilters. One thing about quilters, they are very generous people. They share their supplies, they share their talents and they share their time. Since moving down to North Carolina, I have been abundantly blessed by getting to know many of these women who I now number among my friends.