1. What is the last product or service you tried just because you saw a commercial that impressed or amused you about the product? Did you like the product or service after you tried it?
Lime flavored Diet Pepsi…liked it. Even more recently Country Crock Mashed Potatoes. Saw the ad and decided to try them. At the market I ran into them by accident. Bought them on the spot. Are you disappointed? Don/t know. Haven’t tried them yet.
(P.S. Tried them and Liked them. Added lots of pepper and salt and heated in microwave.)
2. How old is the oldest photograph in your home? Are you in it?
Great grandfathers portrait…don’t know exactly how old. Next oldest is family group of mother, grand mother and great grandmother taken about 1910. Old photo with me in it, stark naked, 1926, my age 2. I haven’t put that in my journal yet.
3. What is the most supernatural event you have experienced? Did you feel there was a specific reason that it happened to you?
I was alone, without a typewriter, and my hand wrote a story, long hand with pen on writing pad. I was captivated. I read the story as my hand wrote it, laughing at the jokes my hand was making, and wondering what was coming next. I was captivated. I don’t know why I was disassociating from my hand, but I was under much pressure at that time and had no other way to express my creative feelings.
I asked my tablemates this question and Wilma said, “What do you mean?”
I said, “Well, for instance, have you ever talked to God?”
“Oh, yes,” said Wilma, “But I don’t call that supernatural.”
4. Do you usually consider the glass half-empty or half-full?
I’m about half-and-half on the half-a-glass thing … Usually optimistic, but get serious and depressed from time to time. Sometimes when things go over and over in my head, it is at night, and I have to get up and write about them in my journal or private diary.
5. What part or parts of your body do you shave regularly?
Once a month is regularly isn’t it? My neck. I leave my face alone until I have to go a barber to get it done.
6. What day is typically your busiest of the week? What day are you usually the happiest? What day are you usually the saddest?
This is taking some thought. I haven’t related my moods to days of the week. I am up, and then I am down. Don’t know why, don’t know when. There are no activities planned for us old folks on week ends, so they are a drag. Week days are happier, except doctor appointments come during the week. I’d have to say that Mondays and Tuesdays are happiest. Things “get going” again after the dull week end. The regular staff is back early in the week, and doctors appointments are usually later in the week. But we’re never “busy”, ever. We wish we were.
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