Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Volume 225
Thank you Joyce! 

1. June 23rd is National Pink Day. What's your favorite something pink?

June 23rd is also my great-niece Amber's birthday who just turned 19! 

My favorite is probably a pink Ranunculus flower. 

2. What did you enjoy most about gym class when you were in school? How about the least?

I believe I enjoyed almost all the things we did in gym. I especially enjoyed gymnastics! The uniform would be my least favorite but of course climbing that rope was never easy. 

3. What memory is brought to mind by the smell of roses?

I do not have any specific memories attached to roses. 

4. Do you prefer to read or write?

Not sure. I like to read however I buy books or download books but seldom take the time to read. I don't actually write much anymore except for cards and thank you notes. I still like sending those! 

5. Sam Keen is quoted as saying, 'Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.'Would you agree? Is laziness ever respectable? How will you be lazy this summer?

I agree to a point. When I read that quote I started thinking of someone like the Kennedy's who would be lazy at their summer house in Hyannis Port, Mass. I do believe that a summer vacation of laziness can be very respectable. 

6. The Florida Keys, Disney World, or a resort somewhere on the Gulf Coast...which Florida destination would you choose (and why) if the trip were today?

A resort somewhere on the Gulf Coast sounds perfect to me however the Keys would be fun too!

7. What question do you hate to answer?

Do we have plans for dinner?

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Today Mark and I celebrate our wedding anniversary!
June 24th 1972 - 83 and 1989 - present!

 Tomorrow we celebrate my Father's 92nd birthday! 
(My favorite wedding photo, true smile, not posed)

Mark arrived in town yesterday and so did Adam & Tristen so it is Party Time.....


TexWisGirl said...

a very happy anniversary! and enjoy that celebration tomorrow, too!

loved the quote about laziness and respectability. :)

Paige McDaniel said...

Hope your week is wonderful -- happy anniversary!

Sandra said...

happy anniversary and happy birthday to your dad.. i was about to say i don't like pink, but your answer reminded me of our pink moss rose and i do love that. i am the rare person who is not fond of roses, i love wildflowers best. love to read and our life is a year long vacation since we retired.. and we love it.

Empty Nester said...

I'm so glad that you're getting to spend some time with Adam and Tristan! Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to your dad! Your smile is lovely. Don't you wish we could smile like that these days? :)

Theresa said...

Happy Anniversary! I love that photo, especially seeing the styles that were in since I was born just a few weeks later :)
Enjoy celebrating with your family and Happy early Birthday to your dad.

Carla from The River said...

Happy Anniversary!
I love your true smile photo :-))
Have a great weekend.

Nonnie said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your husband and Happy Birthday to your Dad! Enjoy all the celebrations. Cute wedding photos.

Debbie said...

Happy anniversary! Your wedding pictures are quite cute! Ninety two!! Wow such a long wonderful life! Enjoyed your answers...have a good rest of your week on your vacation!

holli said...

You are so dang cute in your wedding photos!!! Wow such a blondie.
Happy anniversary and happy birthday to your dad. I'm so glad you're there to visit with him and soak in fun and make memories.
So did you and your husband separate and then remarry? I know a few other friends that have done the same thing.
Have a happy day!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Happy anniversary! Your hair was so gorgeous!

Secret Agent Woman said...

I'm not sure there is a pink flower I DON'T like.

That last photos is adorable.

Elizabeth Day said...

Well Happy Anniversary, my sweet California friend. What sweet pictures. You had the most beautiful blonde tresses - like silk. And Happy Birthday to your dad. I have never heard of the Ranunculus flower, but it is gorgeous! Enjoy your family and time of celebration!

betty said...

Happy anniversary, Debby and Mark!! And happy early birthday to your dad!!! So glad Adam and Tristen were able to come down and enjoy a few days with you all; I know you were glad to see them, especially Tristen since you haven't seen her for a bit. I think a relaxing, lazy summer vacation is a good thing. I remember when we used to go on vacations with the kids, son would always want one day to sleep in, LOL. He said "we're on vacation, we should be relaxing" but of course we want to get up and go, go, go to see this and that :)

Enjoy your days!!!


Anonymous said...

I loved your wedding photos, and didn't realize you married Mark twice on the same day! Happy Anniversary! Wishing the two of you many more happy years together.
I wish your dad a Happy Birthday, too. May he have the best one ever :)

Cathy said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to your father!

Laura H said...

What a gorgeous flower! I am going to have to google it and see if it can be grown in Texas! And Happy Anniversary!

WW said...

Happy Anniversary!! I hope you have a great day.

Wendy said...

Definitely a week of celebrations for you. Enjoy :)

Nikki Scatchard said...

I didn't see the point in the rope climb. It just got my hands all blistery, not fun at all. I was glad i didn't have to shower in front of others, i didn't sweat all that much anyway.
Happy anniversary! :)

Marla said...

Same here: happy anniversary! I agree with your pick for the question you don't like to hear! And, I agree with you on rope climbing! The boys were always so much better at it with their upper body strength. But, there was always one girl who could go all the way to the top & touch the ceiling - grrrrr. ( : Enjoy your family time!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday to your grand niece and your dad. You have a lot to celebrate this week!

Anonymous said...

So connected with your plans for dinner question!! I really don't want to hear, "What do you want for dinner..." especially after making a thousand and one decisions during the day!

Have a wonderful anniversary!

Barbara said...

Your wedding gown looks a lot like mine (1970) and I love it! I also like your choice of flower, the Ranuculus!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy anniversary to you and happy birthday to your father. I think I like to read and write! I hope you are enjoying Florida - is it hot there????

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Happy belated anniversary and happy birthday to your dad.

Joyce said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubs! Wishing you many more! And a big happy birthday to your Dad too : )

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Love that flower!

Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad everyone could be there for your dad's special day!

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