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Friday, January 04, 2008

Meme of eight

Taking a cue from Mr. Noded (where all your concerns are duly noded), here are eight things you may or may not know about me:

  1. I take Gregg shorthand
  2. I have a birthmark on my face
  3. I've been in three houses with dirt floors
  4. Everyday I thank God for another day (and more)
  5. Walked with two million dollars in cash and bearer bonds under my arm for more than a mile on a weekday noon in the middle of Chicago
  6. If I could live anywhere, it would be International Falls in the summer and New Orleans in the winter
  7. I've experienced total sensory deprivation
  8. I once flung myself upon Ulysses S. Grant's bed

And, like Mr. Noded, I won't be tagging anyone with this meme. So, if you want to do it, go forth and do it.

Posted by Marie at January 4, 2008 8:32 PM


5. It was Canadian cash and I didn't know what was in the package until after I got to my destination.
8. Grant wasn't in it

Posted by: Marie at January 4, 2008 8:45 PM

1. My mom did, too.
2. You were well ahead of the tattoo craze.
3. Have to think about this one. My total might be zero.
4. I celebrate the Buddha nature of all things.
5. I lost a five-dollar bill on my way to buy the family lunch in about 1964 and still haven't gotten over it.
6. Two words re: your summer choice: black flies.
7. I've experienced the Bush administration, plus several years of Roman Catholic education.
8. This reminds me: That old saw about "Who's buried in Grant's Tomb?" Well, before I went, I didn't really know who *is* buried there.

Posted by: Dan at January 7, 2008 1:31 AM

You know, Marie, I tried to do this and I could only come up with one thing. One lousy thing you may not know about me: I own a 180 acre farm. I really tried for 8 but only got this one thing. Could I be a more boring person?

Posted by: Kem White Author Profile Page at January 7, 2008 8:42 PM

5. Losing a five in 1964 is crushing. And you were just a child, which makes it more crushing.
8. I still have to look up who's buried in Grant's tomb, despite having looked it up tens of times.

Kem, Is this your place along the shore? If so, I already knew that about you. If not, well, my mistake. Anyway, you are far from boring.

Posted by: Marie at January 7, 2008 8:58 PM

I wish I had a place on the shore, Marie. But the farm belonged to my great grandparents. I got it when my mother died. It's in a small town called Massey on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Far from the Bay, far from the ocean. For Maryland, it's in the middle of nowhere. The Redgrave farmhouse and barns are long gone. Intentionally burned down when I was a kid. I rent the land to two farmers who alternate corn, soybeans, and winter wheat. A mushroom farmer Kennett Square, PA, just bought the place next door.
Thanks for the "not boring" compliment; my kids would beg to differ.

Posted by: Kem White Author Profile Page at January 8, 2008 6:09 PM

My (then-)wife lost $35 of ours in 1991. I still occasionally look for it in the garage, even though (a) we've not been together for 10 years, and (b) I've moved 10 times since the money went missing.

Posted by: Ben at January 8, 2008 9:42 PM