Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Eight Random Things About me.......tagged by Isabella's Closet

Just today I saw where Mary of Isabella's Closet tagged me for the meme 'Eight Random Things About Me'.........so here goes.....

1. I am the youngest of 6 children...my oldest brother was 25 when I was born, the youngest was 14....

2. I have taken Taekwondo Karate.......

3. Four of my siblings and my mother died of cancer and my only living sibling has had cancer......

4. I've played the piano for 55 years and love it.....

5. I do not eat eggs......except in cooked food that I can't see.

6. The last egg I ate was 45 years ago when I was expecting our first child, I felt I owed it to her. I didn't eat one with the other child......she loves eggs....

7. I wear one contact lense....I am near sighted and that takes care of seeing at a distance.

8. I love to swim in a pool but I do not swim in the ocean. A friend drowned in the ocean when we were children and that quenched my desire to play in the ocean.

Now I am to select eight people:

l. Rhoda at Southern Hospitality
2. Dot at Strolling Through Georgia
3. Tracy at Unless the Lord
4. Amy at Ponderings of Picketfence Mom
5. Susanna Rose at This New York
6. Sharon at Keeper of the Home
7. Cityfarmer at savyscityfarmer
8. Anita at My Country Cottage Garden

Guide lines: List eight random things or habits about yourself. At the end of your post, select eight people to follow suit........

19 comments:

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Betty! I'll think on this a little bit & get a post together.

Thanks for the tag!

Rhoda

Penless Thoughts said...

Interesting things. I always enjoy reading these.
Susan

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Wow, your sibling's ages were almost the same as mine.

My oldest brother was 26 when I was born and the youngest next to me was 14.

Susanna Rose said...

Betty,

Wow, I enjoyed reading your list and am sobered to hear of all the cancer that has been in your family...that is tragic. Thanks for tagging me! I finally got around to completing this activity and had a lot of fun! *I've actually linked to my blog Mommy, Inc instead of my New York blog since I felt this exercise was more relivent at my mommy blog (www.mommyinc.blogspot.com)! Now I must go and send messages to the women I linked to!:)

Thanks again!

Susanna

Ruth said...

These were interesting facts about you. I love to learn more about people. There certainly is a big age gap between you and your siblings. I'm so sorry about the cancer. How can you stand to wear ONE contact lense?? Thanks for sharing!!

Susanna Rose said...

Hi again! Just to let you know, I decided to link to both my New York blog and Mommy, Inc...thanks!:)

Susanna

Connie said...

I am so sorry you have lost so many loved ones to cancer. Such an awful disease. I pray to see a headline someday "Cancer Has a Cure".

Great meme.
Take care,
Connie

Sonora said...

I liked reading your blog, thank you for sharing your list. It's nice to learn about a new place and new people too :)

best wishes,

Sonora

IsabellaCloset said...

Betty, Thanks for doing this! I so enjoyed finding out more about you. You truly are such a great Lady! God bless you. Hope you have a lovely day :-} ~Mary~

Erin said...

Wow...I just learned some things that I didn't know about you, Mam!
Love,
Erin

Susie said...

Enjoyed learning more about you Betty. We have cancer in our family too and this weekend we're walking in the Relay for Life. It helps me feel as though I'm doing something positive to fight this awful disease.
xo

Kelli said...

I enjoyed learning more about you, Betty!

Thank you for visiting my Open House yesterday. You asked how Phillip and I met...
Well, when I was 13 my family moved from Canada to San Diego, CA (big change!). About a year later there was an ad in the paper about a new church starting up. My family went to the very first service and so did Phillip's family. There are 8 in my family and 9 in his and we all took up 1/2 the church...hehee. That's how we met!

PEA said...

Hi Betty:-) I so enjoyed reading these random facts about you! Such interesting facts too!! I'd never heard of only wearing one contact lens but it makes sense! lol I would love to hear you play the piano:-) What a shame that cancer has taken away so many of your family members...it took my dad away when he was 48 years old. xoxo

Sharon said...

Hi Betty,
I came by and saw your tag. I'll get a post together soon.

My mother's side of the family has had a lot of cancer too.

Hopefully, I'll *see* you tomorrow at Kelli's house!

Lyndy said...

Hi Betty,

Thanks for sharing. I always love learing more about my friends. Sorry to hear that cancer has hit your family so hard. Such a terrible disease.

Hugs, Lyndy

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Good list. I will not get into the ocean either mostly because i am afraid of what is out there. i love a pool though. Once when i was young a little girl pulled me way out in the ocean and then left me. I was scared to death and that about did me in for getting in the ocean. I love going there though...Smile.
Sandy

Tina Leigh said...

Woman! You dont eat eggs!!!! HUMMMMMM

Sharon said...

Betty,
I've finally finished my eight random things meme and posted it just a moment ago.

weirdbunny said...

I love to swim in the sea, but not so keen in a swimming pool.

It's weird how americans call it the ocean, but us British call it the sea!