Let's throwback to Tuesday and the April Fools post.
1. I once drove across country to visit my sister who lived for a time in Georgia. False- None of my sisters have ever lived in Georgia and the only time I've been to Callaway Gardens is in the winter.
2. In 1995 I was invited by the President to the White House.
True! Except I misspoke as it was the First Lady who invited me.
I was asked to needlepoint a stocking for the White House in 1995 and couldn't pass up the opportunity. We (there were over 100 of us) had two months to design and stitch a stocking 10" tall for the Blue Room Christmas Tree. (If you scroll down you'll see the 1995 tree.)
In actuality it takes 10,000s of people to create the ornaments used to decorate the White House at Christmas time. Everyone who participates is sent an invitation (along with 10,000 others) to the First Lady's tour of the mansion. A friend and I couldn't resist and bought tickets for our quick trip to DC. It was before everyone carried cameras, and while I didn't even own one, Judy's 16 yo son, who came along for the educational experience, loved taking pictures.
We found my stocking hanging on the tree and I have been ever grateful he was able to capture a good picture. Amidst the thousands of trees, displays, and ornaments scattered throughout the White House, we couldn't find Judy's stocking, but we decided it must be hanging in the Residence, as she had stitched a cat that looked like Socks. We did not meet or see the President or the First Lady, but I did get a Christmas card from them that year.
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.
False- In my 20s I did have a black cat name Chico. If I ever do have a white cat it will be named Midnight.
4.My family lived in a two bedroom apartment where 5 of us children slept in one room on two full beds pushed together.
True - My parents eventually moved to a house with enough room we only had to share a bedroom with one other sibling.
5.My first car was a Triumph Spitfire, Midnight Blue. It had a hard top, as well as, a rag top.
True- I loved that car and would have kept it forever if it had run worth a damn. It spent more time in the shop than on the road.
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.
True- I wanted cute T-strap shoes like the movie stars wore.
7.In the 70s I dyed my hair blonde and had a very difficult time growing it out.
False- I have never dyed my hair.
8.I have traveled all over the US, but only stuck a toe in Canada and Mexico.
True - Oh, well.
9.I took a 4-wheel drive to the desert and camped in the wilderness for several days.
True-partially. I have been in the desert with either Smith or a couple of girlfriends, never alone.
10. One of the foods I hate the most is bell pepper.
True - But, I did state my dislike more strongly than I really feel.