Lift Bridge at Duluth, MN
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Lift bridge, Pier, and Boardwalk
1. What's something you wanted to do this summer that you never got around to actually doing?
We have not been to Duluth, MN, one of our favorite spots, yet this summer. Maybe we'll still go this fall. It's beautiful, and maybe even better than going to the ocean.
Oh. And I just remembered that I still have that gallon of 'Tousled Grass' paint to repaint the kitchen.
Shore of Lake Superior
2. Share a favorite memory of your own back -to-school days as a child.
Before school started in the fall, I always got a new book bag, pens, pencils, paper, and notebooks. To this day I love new notebooks.
Never too many
3. What's one chore or daily task you prefer doing 'old-school' ?
I like to make dinner with real ingredients, rather than a packaged anything. I enjoy being in the kitchen, listening to a podcast or the radio while cutting up veggies and meat and stirfrying it in a skillet. A Lunchable will never pass my lips.
4. Share something you've learned in life through the 'school of hard knocks'.
Get it in writing.
5. As a child, did you mostly bring or buy your lunch for school? What was your favorite thing to find in your lunchbox?
When I went to that little country school in first and second grade, my mom packed a lunch of a hard boiled egg and a tomato. (There may have been other things that I'm not remembering...) No kidding, I know this sounds like 'The Four Yorkshiremen,' but it's true. My favorite thing to find was the tiny set of Morton S&P shakers in my lunchbox. When I got into 3rd grade, I was bussed to the city school where all of us kids stood in line to get our hot lunch at noon. Mashed potatoes, green beans, Salisbury steak, apple crisp - unless it was Friday. Then we had salmon loaf. It was horrid. Full of creepy little bones. I couldn't imagine why anyone would want to be Catholic. :-) When I got to Junior High, I was introduced to Mallo Cups and life was never again the same. My mom didn't pack them in my lunch, but I bought them at the little 'Treat Shop' across the street from the school.
6. Football season is upon us which has me wondering... how big of a sports fan are you (not just football) ? On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being 'I scream at the players through my television screen' and 1 being 'is knitting a sport?' where do you fall in fandom?
I doubt that if I worked at it I could be more uninterested in football, NASCAR, or any other sport. I do, however, enjoy watching skiing (alpine skiing and ski jumping) during the Winter Olympics.
7. Share a favorite quote you think might inspire students of all ages at the start of a new school year.
I think the following quotation is appropriate to all students of all ages at all times:
"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell." - C.S. Lewis
Seagulls, Duluth, MN
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