Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Chats On The Farmhouse Porch

I'm feeling much better, but I'm still coughing my head off. Today at work, I coughed so hard I thought I was going to pass out. Be that as it may, we are still going to have our chat. I'll just pass out these surgical masks and straws.  Why don't you join me-- from across the room, that is?

Everyday Ruralty

1.  Do you remember your first day of school?

No, not really.  I was only 4 when I started kindergarten.  Back in my day, there weren't kindergartens in the public schools, so we went to a church run kindergarten.  My brother is two years older than I,  and he came home every day and taught me everything he had learned.  I seemed to enjoy it so much, my mother went ahead and started me the same year.  But I had to repeat, because public school wouldn't let me start first grade.  I was too young.  Well, really, I didn't have to repeat.  My mother asked me if I wanted to stay home, or go back, and I chose to go back.  By the time my sister came along, the public schools had kindergartens, so she and my younger brother didn't go to the church school.

2.  Do you decorate for the different seasons? If so, have you decorated for fall yet? 

Not for all seasons.  I do put out general Fall decorations, which morph into Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and finally switching to Christmas.  I haven't put any out yet.  I probably will this weekend, though.

3.  What food do you associate with fall? 

Candy corn.  It feels like fall to me when I buy my first bag of Brach's Candy Corn, no matter how hot it still is outside.  I love the Autumn Mix, which has candy corn, Indian corn, and the mallowcreme pumpkins.  And also, pumpkin stuff.  Pie, bread, pumpkin spice latte, whatever. 

4.  Do you order books online, buy books in a bookstore, download books to a device, or frequent the library? If not interested in books, how do you get your music? 

Yes.   In other words, all of the above.  I haven't been to the library in a while, though.  Cody and I used to go every week, but we kind of stopped when he got so involved in after school activities.  I've been saying I'm going to start going back.  I just haven't gotten around to it.

5. When was the last time you realized that you had just been talking to someone really special?

Hmmm, I can't think of any time right off the top of my head.  I will say, though, that I'd always enjoyed listening to Charles Durning at the National Memorial Day Concert.  He passed away this past year, so they did a thing about his life at this year's concert.  I knew he had served in the Army, but I didn't know that he had stormed the beaches at Normandy.  That's when I was like, "Wow, he didn't just support our heroes.  He was one."  

Thanks for joining me for this week's chat.  Drop your masks off in the laundry basket, or take them home if you'd like.  Be sure to take some extra vitamin C, and maybe some echinacia.   I hope no one gets sick!


Banker Chick said...

My grandson gave me the flu that won't stop giving. The cough is the worst part.

Karen said...

I hope you feel better soon! That was interesting about when you started school. They didn't have kindergarten when I started school either, so I didn't start until 1st grade.

Suzanne McClendon said...

Kindergarten wasn't mandatory when I was the age for it, so my first day of school was the first day of first grade. If I'd had my way at the time, it would have been my last day, too. It was awful.

I love candy corn. I can't eat too many pieces of it because it makes my teeth hurt, but it sure is good. :)

Have a great week!


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