Carole has invited us to share "10 Things About Yourself Which May or May Not Be True". You, dear reader, decide what you believe. Since I've been blogging for 10 years I feel as if you know everything about me, but on the other hand, maybe I've revealed too much.
1. I once drove across country to visit my sister who lived for a time in Georgia. We spent time in the mountains of Georgia and toured Callaway Gardens. All azaleas were in full bloom and the gardens were a magical sight.
2. In 1995 I was invited by the President to the White House and I went. It was a quick trip of only a day and a half, but I was able to pack a whole bunch of fun into that short time frame. It was quite the experience.
3. The only pet I had growing up was a cat named Midnight. She was a beautiful white cat who acted much like a dog. When I moved to a place of my own I had to leave her behind, but I loved her so much I've never wanted another cat.
4. My family lived in a two bedroom apartment where 5 of us children slept in one room on two full beds pushed together. We moved to a house with two bedrooms and did the same. I didn't like sleeping with the other kids (I was 11 after all!) and mom made up a room for me off the summer porch. The steps creaked throughout the night and I thought Dracula was going to coming up the stairs to bite me!
5. My first car was a Triumph Spitfire, Midnight Blue. It had a hard top, as well as, a rag top. It was so low to the ground it was hard for other cars to see when changing lanes and I often had near collisions. I can't tell you how many times I was caught in a rainstorm with the top down.
6. As a child I was hard on footwear and, to make matters worse, I had a narrow foot. Mom bought me a pair of saddle oxfords, which I hated. No one else wore the clunky, ugly shoes to school. The shoes were thought to be indestructible but, as it turned out, I easily wore the toe through by stopping my bicycle with my shoe. Yes, my bicycle had breaks. I had to wear the even uglier shoes to school until I learned my lesson (which I never did).
7. In the 70s I dyed my hair blonde and had a very difficult time growing it out. I nearly ruined my hair by trying to change the color back. I ended up cutting it into an extremely short style. I permed my hair often, too. It's a wonder there are any hairs left on my head!
8. I have traveled all over the US, but only stuck a toe in Canada and Mexico. I have never been to Europe or Asia. At one time it was my goal to travel to Italy, but now I'm content to stay closer to home.
9. I took a 4-wheel drive to the desert and camped in the wilderness for several days. It was a wonderful time of communing with mother nature and the beauty of the red rock landscape.
10. One of the foods I hate the most is bell pepper. It doesn't matter what color it is or if it's been pickled or cooked. It's one of the most vile things I've ever tasted. You can have all you want, just keep them away from me.
Whew. I did it, now you get to guess which are true and which are not.