Wednesday, June 30, 2021

A Patriotic Hodgepodge

I've been missing from the Hodgepodge in recent weeks but it's good to be back today.  Joyce always comes up with the questions and then we answer them.  

1. It's been said the best things in life are free...are they? What 
are some of those things? 

Indeed! If you mean they cost zero money.  The first ones to come to my mind are : salvation (the free gift of eternal life), love, hugs, friendship, 

2. Stars or stripes? Red, white, or blue? Apple pie or home made ice cream? Do you like hotdogs? If so, what do you like on yours? 

I'll take stars and red.  And, apple pie and ice cream will be fine once in a while but neither is a big favorite with me.  I love hotdogs but am VERY particular about them.  I'll take mustard, non-greasy chili, onions and shredded cheddar on mine.  Yummy!!!

3. One thing on your summer bucket list? Any plans to make it happen soon? 

I do not have a summer bucket list.  I haven't even thought about making a summer bucket list or really any other bucket list.  Perhaps I should consider making one.  Stay tuned.........

4. What's your summer anthem? Yes, you need to have one. 
Here Comes the Sun from the Beatles in 1969
We have had SOOOOO much rain here in our area and, while I know we need rain, I'd be just fine if we only got enough to survive the rest of the summer.  It's such a great pop-folk song!

5. What's something you love about America? If you live outside of America, tell us something you love about the place you call home. 
My freedom of choice, and freedom of worship, guess I should say all of our freedoms.  These have been "put to the test" in recent months and it's made me love and appreciate them even more.  Sometimes it takes things being threatened  for us to really know how much we love them.  

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

This is a beautiful stretched canvas given to us by our children for our 50th anniversary.  They sneaked and got pictures from throughout our 50 years and had this canvas created by a vendor on Etsy.  It's such a neat idea and a real treasure.

Wishing each of you a wonderful 4th of July as we celebrate our great country

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. Congratulations on your anniversary & enjoy your holiday weekend!

  2. Our thoughts ran in similar veins on some of these questions. Imagine that! LOL. Love the canvas; such a thoughtful keepsake. Happy 4th!

  3. What a special the canvas! We have been getting hit with lots of rain here in Houston too. Time for the sunshine! Have a happy fourth!

  4. That anniversary gift is a treasure indeed!! Joyce gave us another fun Hodgepodge! No bucket list here since I am working again. It's all good though!

  5. What a thoughtful gift from your kids. 50 is something special to celebrate for sure! I'm singing your anthem right now...

  6. I love the canvas! I'm also a big fan of that song. We've had really nice weather lately, with less humidity than is normal for this time of year. I'm not complaining. And I'm sure it will be back, but in the meantime I'm enjoying mornings that are really pleasant temperature wise. Happy 4th to you!

  7. That canvas is a very nice anniversary gift! Hope you have a good 4th of July weekend.

  8. Happy Anniversary. I love your song choice and agree that our freedoms have been put to the test.

  9. No bucket list for me either:) I take one day at a time, appreciating each and every day. I love my Country! Red, white and blue will be displayed here at our house. Love the canvas, very thoughtful gift that you will enjoy for years to come! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  10. That canvas piece celebrating your 50th anniversary is very nice. Like you, I appreciate our freedoms here in the USA, and pray they do not come to an end.


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