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2007: Dog Days of Summer

2008: Letting My Voice Be Heard
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2010: And So It Begins
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2012: Cheers
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2014: There Will Be Blood a Letter
2015: Chacun a son Gout
2016: Now She's 97
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8 September 2019

Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud) Cheers to all of us thieves!

These are questions suggested by Compassion, Int'l

And BTW, Happy Birthday to Lori, whose birthday is the 9th!

What is the most fun thing you have ever done?
Most fun in 76 years? I've done a lot of fun things...one, today, for example, celebrating my mother's 100th birthday.

Are you left-handed or right-handed?

What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?
Again so many things in 76 years, but one stands out ... when my son Ned and I had our heads shaved  to raise funds for children's cancer research, there was an article in the paper that we were going to do it and our neighbor, with whom I have not had the best relationship, went around the neighborhood and collected donations and presented me with an envelope with $300 in it.  I was incredibly touched.

What is the biggest animal you’ve seen in the wild?
Probably a moose, when we were in Alaska.

What is the smallest animal you’ve seen in the wild?
Avoiding insects, which are obviously the smallest, it's probably not the smallest, but it was the most unusual -- a frilled neck lizard I saw in Australia.

Do you ever have funny dreams at night
I don't think so.

If you could make a law for your country, what would it be?
Mandatory mental health examination before someone is sworn in as president.

What would you do if you were invisible for a day?
Sneak into the White House and see what exactly goes on in that place.

If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?
Moscow Mitch McConnell...and I'd bring all those bills to the floor that he has been keeping from vote.

What would you like to change about yourself?
I'd like to have more enthusiasm when it's time to cook dinner.

What is your daily routine.
I go to bed around midnight and wake up almost exactly 3 hours later.  After giving it an hour or so of being wide awake, I turn on the TV and try to find something that will put me to sleep.  If I don't, then the morning will include a nap.  Read through Facebook and news headlines on the computer, another nap in the afternoon if I am not having lunch with a friend or visiting my mother, watch Jeopardy, fix and serve dinner, watch TV, back to sleep.

What would your perfect day be like?
Well, I could do without the insomnia part. 

How old were you when you learned to read?
Wow.  I don't know.  I know that when I was in second grade, I was the only one in the class who could read, but I'm sure I learned to read long before that.

What is the most interesting thing you know?
Oh lots of interesting things, but here's one I just learned yesterday.  We saw Mamma Mia and the program had an interesting fun fact.  The outrageous outfits that ABBA wore were an easy way to save money on their tax bill.  ABBA exploited a Swedish law which meant clothes were tax deductible if their owners could prove they were not used for daily wear.

What makes you nervous?
The man in the White House and everything he is doing to destroy the country.

What is your favourite flower?
Yellow roses...or red roses that do not come from a florist, but have the smell of a rose (which florist roses do not)

Have you ever ridden on a horse or any other animal?
A rode a horse a couple of times when I was a kid and I rode a camel in Australia.

What time do you go to bed?
Usually right after Stephen Colbert's opening monologue, which would make that around midnight (though I am writing this at 1:30 a.m.)

What time do you get up?
Sometimes I am up for the day at 3 or 4 a.m., other times I am still sleeping at 9.

What is something that is always in your refrigerator?
Eggs, Best Foods mayonnaise, juice, various cheeses, etc.

(for a report on how my mother's 100th birthday party went go here.)


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