Kimberly the manager of Garden in Paradise
invited bloggers to participate in ‘ 10 Things I Like”.
I am a little slow in joining in but better late than
never. I will attempt to list ten things without referring
to my flower gardening but it will be very hard.
This may entail adding in my dislikes with my likes
though and way too much information about things
you have never wanted to know about me or my
deeds and bad habits, but I aim to be real.
1. I like dogs, all kinds,and all sizes and have my eye
out for getting a little Terrier since my little Pomeranian
passed on at the age of fourteen. I have never been fond
of cats but after having so many little kittens growing
in my garden beds I have learned to
like them or have
pity on them. Its the little kittens that get to me. Who
can resist those little eyes looking at you?
2. I like or rather love Genealogy and the challenge of finding
lost information about people. I do local research in Ohio
and run a Genealogy website called “Dust in the Attic”
with county information and family ties for those who
are looking for their long lost relatives and roots.
3. I was a tomboy in my younger days and I liked to
go fishing and hunting with my Grandparents.
I loved the trips to Lake Erie and Marblehead
fishing and started young.
Hey, they were some very heavy fish!
Dad always caught more fish though.
My Grandpa, Dad, a cousin, my uncle and I
would go out on the boat fishing and no one could
swim but Grandpa and myself. If the rest would have
fallen in then they would have been depending on my
Grandpa and Ito fish them out since they never wore
life preservers either.
I like hunting and hunted until I it was no longer
a necessity to feed our families. It was for the food
and not just the sport of it.
4. I love crafting. Which includes almost all kinds of
crafting except knitting which I never got proficient
at to my Home Economics teachers regret. She was
a knitting machine. I like crocheting and have went
through miles of yard and thread, but I get bored
with cross stitching.
My mother, daughter and I even sold crafts at a
local Artisans Mall nearby for years.
Yes, that hefty lady in the back with glasses is me with
shorter hair then. Now its long and fuzzy or puffy. LOL!
5. I like to sing and like music (not rap). I sung with
a gospel group for years and we were even on the radio.
You do remember radios don’t you?
6. I like hiking or walking and no I have not lost weight
from it but I am one healthy fat lady. LOL!
Do those two go together?
My daughter and I walk together and I like going to
all of the local State Parks and Nature Preserves
with a camera always around my neck because you
just never know when a chance for a beautiful
picture may land right in front of you.
7. Maybe it is because I like to eat. I just have to have
chocolate at times or I get really cranky.
I am a picky eater though because I cannot stand
spicy foods. To my families disappointment
I do not like Mexican or Chinese cooking and they do.
8. I like to read. I love snuggling up with a good
book in the evening or out in my favorite chair in
the back garden and read and relax.
9. I like spending time with my family. We are a small
family now after all of these years.
My mother, Martha who is now
78 and has slow progressing Alzheimers has been a rock
all of my life.I am short like Mom but hefty like my fathers
My son, Shane, of whom I am
so proud of is my computer technician, yard mower and
snow removal go to guy.
And Shelly, my daughter, who,
I am also so proud of is my buddy, at times chauffeur, and
my hiking buddy. I can truly say I have been blessed with
two marvelous children.
10. I like photography and am still a beginner in so many ways.
But it is great fun to try and sometimes I get lucky
and a picture will turn out that even surprises me.
Needless to say I do an awful lot of snapping and deleting.
Digitals cameras is the best invention.
Now it's my turn to pass it on and I have embarrassed
myself enough. I am going to list ten people to join in
on the ‘Ten Things I Like” meme, but it is strictly
voluntary and if you have already done this meme or
do not want to that is fine with me. It would be nice to
get to know more about some of our gardening friends
though and have some fun with it.
Tootsie @ Tootsie Time
Balisha @ Never Enough Time
Patsy @ The Smith’s Bennie & Patsy
Becca @ A Southern Gardener
Robin @ Life In Robin’s Nest
Grace @ Gardening With Grace
Catherine @ A Garden In Progress
Eileen @ Gatsby’s Garden
Rebecca @ In The Garden
Valerie @ Gardening In A Sandbox
The rules to this little game are easy:
1) Post who invites you
2) List the 10 things you like to do
3) Invite another 10 bloggers