Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. When the children of today grow up, what do you think they'll say about this period in time? What do you most hope they remember?

Well, it's a fact they will be saying completely different things than us. More than likely it will be something about how "connected" they were with all their gadgets. ~smile~

I hope that our children will recall the many wonderful family times and that would include all the fantastic trips we took during their years at home.  I desire that they have strong family memories and a tie that binds them together forever.

  2. National Teacher's Day is celebrated in the US of A on the first Tuesday in May, this year May 7th...share how a particular teacher positively impacted you.
Oh, Mrs. Wilma Morton, my first grade teacher.  I will never, ever forget her.  I started first grade in Ft. Smith, Arkansas and I was pretty much legally blind at the time but no one knew it.~I had no idea that I had a vision issue ~   It wasn't long into the school year that Mrs. Morton figured out that I needed to see an eye Dr.  I was the most frustrated child due to my compromised sight and after a visit to the eye Dr. and glasses, I finally realized that trees had leaves.  Yep, it was that bad.  It changed me into the happiest girl in the class and I never missed a beat from that time on.  Not only did Mrs. Morton figure out that I had vision issues, she made me feel that I was the most special little girl in the world.  In those days only a very few ever went to kindergartner, so I had never been in any school type situation until I started 1st grade. I had been at home all my life with my Mom and little brother.  It was a HUGE transition for me and Mrs. Morton made it a most special year.

  3. What's a dish your mama made, that if set in front of you today would whisk you right back to childhood?                                             Pot roast with potatoes and carrots.  It was an every Sunday meal and I mean, every Sunday.  And, that was before crock pots, so it was put in the oven early Sunday morning and ready for us to enjoy when we got in from church.  And, there was always a cake made on Saturday without fail so we'd have dessert to go with our pot roast.  Oh, me, what memories!  And, might I add, I can hardly remember the last Sunday meal that I prepared.~how disappointed my precious Momma would be~                           
4. Mother May I was a game we played when I was growing pieces, parts, or plugs required. What games from childhood do you remember loving that were also pieces, parts, and plug-free?

I was the Jacks and Hop Scotch Queen, then there was the Hula Hoop ~heaven forbid that I would try that now~, Red Rover, Red Rover and Ring Around the Roses and Drop the Hanky.  Goodness, have not thought about these in a very long time but what fun times.

  5. Besides your own mother, tell us about a woman who influenced you as a child?
As a child there really was no one who influenced me more than my Mother. As an adult, that would not be the case.  I think that is largely due to the fact that I moved so often as a child and as an adult I've stayed "put."  

  6. Mamma Mia! What's the best play or musical you've ever seen?
Oh, it would be Mamma Mia for sure!  My daughter and I went to NYC for her 21st and my 50th birthday. ~they happened the same year and the same month~  Mamma Mia was one of the plays we saw and we absolutely loved it!  Great story and splendid music!

  7. What are three smells that make you feel nostalgic?
Lavender - reminds me of my paternal Grandmother
Chanel No. 5 - reminds me of my Mother
British Sterling - reminds me of my Hubby when I first met him

   8.  Insert your own random thought here. 
Our little Princess's gymnastics class had a "showcase" on Monday of this week.  Parents and Grandparents could come and watch them go through the routines they have worked on this year.  She just looked so big out there and of course, I was grinning from ear to ear the entire time she was "doing her thing." A budding Olympian I'm sure! ~wink~

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. Red Rover was my pick, too! Fun times, for sure! I really need to see Mamma Mia on Broadway! I love Abba's music so much! My mom made an awesome pot roast with carrots and potatoes, too! Always tasted like "home". Your little granddaughter sure looks like she's off to a great start with her gymnastics! Good for her! Hope you have a terrific Wednesday, Lea!

  2. I forgot to ask...were you born and raised in Arkansas? I was born in Wynne and grew up in Hot Springs and Hot Springs Village. My brother and sister-in-law live near Bentonville.

  3. My hubs wore Pierre Cardin when we were first dating. I remember when we were apart I'd go by the counter in the department store to smell the cologne. Ahh, young love : )

  4. Red Rover, Red Rover, my pick too, haha. Loved that game! You went to perfume scents, and I went to food, haha. Enjoyed this!

  5. Good Morning! Our HB is just so precious .... so glad you have such special time with her!

  6. Mrs. Morton sounds so special! What wonderful Sunday traditions and memories your Mom made for your family.

  7. I hope that all the family things are their best memories. I do remember the smell of pot roast, thanks for the memory. Hop Scotch and Hula Hoop were fun! I did enjoy the movie Mamma Mia and would love to see it on stage. I would have to say English Leather for my husband.

  8. What a cute gymnast! Oh, yum, I want a good pot roast with potatoes now :) Maybe that will be out Sunday dinner this weekend!!

  9. I always like reading your hodge podge post and answering the questions for myself also.

  10. I had forgotten about the Sunday roast! We had that to and that was the only day were allowed to drink tea!

    My younger sister's eyes were that bad too and on the way home from getting her glasses, she asked mama what those things on the trees were!

    Your little princess is so precious!

  11. It sure is fun to read through your thoughts and answers!

    Pot roast ~ that was something my mother-in-law made for Sunday dinner frequently and I still make it just the same way. Such a comfort meal.

    Hope you have a delightful Mother's Day weekend! :)


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