The 5 Question Interview Meme
Pauline’s questions for MOI....!
1. Is there an item in your household you could not do without? Name it and tell why.
Well, it's a toss-up between my bed and the washer! I love my bed and without it, or any bed, my back would be a mess. But, we do so much laundry with my husband's chiropractic home business and our own needs, it would be a total drag and time loss to have to take it to the laundry mat! We'd have to lug around heavy towels and gowns..yuck! Washer wins!
2. If you could have a day-long discussion with three people, who would they be and what would you talk about?
This was the most difficult question, Pauline! I purposely did not choose a famous writer, musician or an historical figure as I 'd be too inhibited to discuss things and they would not have a meaningful or personal connection to my life. I'm all about the people who are close to me.
1. My grandmother who lived from 1898 till 1981: I would ask her about all the different phases of her life and what life was like for her as a little girl, a young married woman, mother, and then a widow. I'd ask her about her daily chores, her response to sex and what it was like for her, her strong faith in Jesus, and what she felt were her accomplishments. I'd ask her about her parents, my father as a young kid, her friends, and her greatest joy in her life.
2. My Father: He was born in 1919 and was a pilot in WW II. I'd ask him all about his life as a kid, the war, how he felt about his parents, my mom, us kids, his philosophy of life, his faith, his Guardian Spirits he has heard speak, and his love for the people in his life. I'd ask him questions #3, #4, and #5 of this meme!
3. My mother and her identical mirror image twin sister, my aunt: These girls are fascinating! I always thought I had two moms, they are so much alike! They are both turning 86 next week and have worked all their lives , unusual for women of their generation. I'd ask them what it was like living through the war and having husbands overseas, and how being twins affected them. These gals are very chatty so I'm sure we'd talk about anything and everything!
3. What would you change about the way the world works?
This could never really happen...in a perfect ideal world perhaps, but I'd eliminate borders, money /capitalism, and have only one religion. This would allow for more peace because all wars have been rooted in the quest for ownership of land and resources, as well as religious freedom. Everyone would simply share the world and all it has to offer us with faith in the same creator. On a smaller scale, we would not look at each other so differently and be affected by quests for materialistic things and money. We'd be much happier!
4. How do you spend your free time?
An easy one! I lead an extremely simple life and I'm no longer teaching so much of my time is already free! Here's the list:
- sing in choirs and listen to music, play guitar
- exercise for 45 minutes most days....Nordic Walking, swimming, canoeing, biking
- some reading...papers, books, mags, BLOGS!
- writing and Blogging!
- volunteer in Gr. 3 reading program 1 morning/week
- some TV....Grey's Anatomy, Friends, Oprah, Ellen
- garage sales, flea markets, 2nd hand stores, giftie type shops (I buy a lot for other people and have a whole gift section in my attic!)
- play with my kitties
- take photos
- connect with people! This is a big one and should head the list! The people in my life are THE most important thing to me. (Of course, I don't know how to get a bullet if I go back to the top!) I am constantly e-mailing, phoning, and meeting my family and friends for lunches, dinners and coffee.
5. What do you believe in passionately?
Having just highlighted this in the last answer, I must say that I believe that family and the relationships we form with others in this world are the most important things when the chips are down. It is the special things we do for each other that are truly meaningful. To spin off this, I think that living by the Golden Rule is the ultimate credo that we should all adopt. It is the basis of all religions, even though each one may word it differently. For me, I think we should all strive to treat each other and this earth with a spiritually kind attitude. We should accept others for who they are and realize they are probably doing the best they can. If we have ill feelings towards anyone for whatever reason, we can take a step back, think of acceptance and The Golden Rule, and the bad feelings should dissipate more smoothly and hopefully evaporate. I don't like having jagged edges in my heart.
Bonus question: If you had to give up one of your senses, which would it be?
(Ah, spoken like a true teacher, Pauline! I always put a bonus!)
It would definitely be my taste! It is inconceivable to me to live without sight and next worst would be no sound. I was going to say smell, but 75% of our taste comes from our sense of smell anyway so you might actually not miss it too much if you still had olfactory glands working. It would be just plain weird and horrible to live in a soundless world. I would miss music, people talking, and yes, even and my cat's constant meowing!
Thanks, Pauline! If anyone would like to do this meme, I'm suggesting that you look around at various posts that did this, (some are: Pauline, Barbara, Meno, Old, Old Lady of the Hills) and come up with 5 questions (and maybe a bonus!) that you can answer to reveal some interesting things about you.....
Any regrets in decisions you made in your life? What are they?
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
If you could change anything about your childhood, what would it be?
How did you get into blogging?
Who are 3 people you love to spend time with? Tell why and what you do.
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