Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A Mama Daddy Meme

This meme is going around but, unlike the flu, it is quite fun and you don't have to take awful tasting medicine.

I think Barb at Chelsea Morning got it going, but I decided to take Big Mama's challenge to join in.

1. Favorite Memory of your Mother?

It is hard to pin it down to one memory. As a child, I remember making sugar cookies at Christmas, always licking the beaters and the bowl. A good mama always leaves just enough for the "licking." We also made wedding cookies. Yum.

As an adult, I remember driving around Albany with Mama one Christmas Day passing out slices of pound cake to the homeless men who lived down at the train tracks. It was perfectly safe- the tracks are next to the police station and the police allow the homeless men to live there, as long as they don't cause any trouble. I have a lot of memories like that- driving all over town passing out gifts, cookies, or cards to people who may not have received anything otherwise. Mama and I have a special place in our hearts for people who aren't always easy to love, or who tend to be forgotten. I learned a lot about giving from Mama.

2. Favorite Memory of your Father?

My favorite memories with Daddy are all in his garden. I used to help him plant his garden- sometimes from seeds and sometimes from small seedlings. I can remember Daddy tilling the ground, then using a pencil to make a hole to drop the seed in. I would follow behind him and drop the seed.

I loved helping him dig for potatoes. I was the kind of kid who liked to get dirty, but then always ran inside to wash my hands.

3. Favorite Memory of your Siblings?

I am an only child, but I have many memories with my hyper, male cousins. They were both younger than me. When I visited Granny, they came over and we would play outside. Papa played with us a lot. We have a lot of memories shooting the BB gun. :>)

4. What one skill would you like to wake up tomorrow and be able to do (though you'd never learned it)?

I would love to be able to drop 10 pounds per day while gaining muscle mass and holding a donut and a mocha frap. Since that isn't really considered a skill, I will go with quilting.

5. Which one of your dreams has come true?

I am married to a WONDERFUL husband and have a beautiful daughter. What else can I dream of?


Big Mama said...

I love your answers. Is there anything better than cookie dough right off the beaters?

Also, if you figure out a way to obtain your desired skill...please let the rest of us know.

Susanne said...

LOL to your wanted skill! Is that not what every woman desires? But quilting is a good second pick.

What a neat thing you did with your mom for the homeless at Christmas!

P.S. Jules at Everyday Mommy started this meme and it blew through blogdom like wildfire!

Tammy said...

Your answers are great! :)
Love that your mom showed you such a good example of giving...

And oh, wow...I'd love to have the desired skill, too!