Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday's Tantalizing Tidbits

            Sophie at the river.

I don't usually post awards. And my apologies to those I haven't posted but I think it was because I didn't know how to do it and I have mixed feelings about them.

             Ron and Sophie at the river.

Time to grow up Jim and give it a go!

This was from Liz at http://ninnysnotesblog.blogspot.com.

The hitch is that now I must reveal 7 things that none of you know about me. And I thought my blog was an OPEN BOOK! Here goes.

Seven things you do not know about me are :

1. As a child I wanted to be a Missionary in Africa.

2. Didn't learn to swim until I was 21 years old and got my Bronze Medallion when I was 25.

3. Am the third child, the first boy, in a family of nine.

4. My great-great grandfather was a deserter in the U.S. army after fighting in the Mexican-American war in the early 1850's.

5. As a child I always wanted to be chef when I grew up.

6. As an adult I wished I had been a dancer.

7. I had a wonderful Afro when I was 19 and 20.........it was all natural too!

Whew! That wasn't so bad.

There is no way I can forward this to seven bloggers that I follow. They are ALL 'versatile' in their own way.


  1. Congratulations on your award! Aren't they just FUN? I can never remember what to do or how I did it or anything and it's a new frustration every time! LOL! You did good! Very interesting bits of information - do I have this right - you wanted to be a missionary in Africa and teach the cannibals how to make their people a little tastier? :-) May not be too late to be a dancer - they say life is a dance!

  2. Hi Jim, that was fun! Beautiful pictures, as always. Thanks for comiserating about the heat we had yesterday. Today's supposed to be 10 degrees cooler.
    Love to Sophie and congratulations, you versatile guy, you!

  3. An Afro, eh? Would that be around the same time that I used to use an iron to make my hair perfectly straight?

  4. You done good! It's always nice to find out a little more about our fav bloggers.
    I still can't swim..;p

  5. Jim, the pneumonia shot is for those of us that are older and are at risk. More pricey than a flu shot. If you have had pneumonia, you might talk to your doctor about getting a shot.

  6. Now that was very enlightening, Jim! Thanks for playing along. I find it so interesting to learn about the lives of people whose blogs I read daily. I, too, always wished I could dance. (I wanted to take ballet when I was a child.) My big wish? That I could sing! Good thing blogging is mostly reading and not listening to other people sing! LOL


  7. What a marvelous revelation - Great! I think I might do a "Seven Things" revelation as well on my blog - keep watching, LOL!

    ps I've always had a secret yen to cook and only since I retired have I dared to take the step and experiment. 'Cooking' was not considered 'cool' amongst Australian males of my generation and association as we grew up.

  8. How interesting! I love learning about my bloggy friends! xxx

  9. I wanted to be in Africa too when I was young and wrote a pretty good essay about it in school. I still have it. Not a missionary though, I was married to an Englishman. Now you got me going, sorry!! Congratulations on the award, you really deserve one. Guess what? I just gave Sophie's blog an award, so you have to show her how to pick it up, now that you know how.--Inger

  10. Thanks guys! I will have to try to 'dig out' an old pic of Jim the hippie!
    Liz, let us be the judge....You Tube please!!
    Louise, my sister used to do that too!

  11. I love these pictures Jim. And I thank you so much, from the very bottom of my heart, for your kind words. You are kind and good and you truly make my day. What a blessing you were to me today. Thank you.

    A missionary in Africa. What an admirable goal! Very different than the dancer wish as an adult :)

  12. I bet you would have made a wonderul dancer! But not with an Afro! :) A Missionary. Yes, I can see that in you. It's always fun to learn about one another. Oh, I just realized that you have some kind of bell sound on your blog. I rarely have the sound up on my computer, but it so happens I do this evening. It took me a bit to realize where the sound was coming from. Very cool!

  13. Let's see -- a dancing, missionary chef in Africa. Interesting. Did the chef dream come from fighting over leftovers with all of your siblings?

    I'm 47 and I'm wondering if I should take swim lessons. I've got the dog paddle down well, but anything else just makes me look as if I were drowning.

  14. Love these photos...but I want to see the Afro!
    Hugs and belly rubs to Sophie,

  15. Looks like I'll have to dig out the 'afro' pics. Get ready for this!

  16. Your "Seven Things" shows how versatile you are.

    I'm a little afraid of the afro pic - is it going to change my image of you?


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