What is the most incredible natural venue that you’ve ever seen in person?
I hate to sound like everyone else, but yeah, it’s The Grand Canyon. It is awe-inspiring. Breathtaking. And still photographs don’t do it justice. Maybe with film, but it’s so huge, so engulfing. I think you need to be there to feel the magic.
How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order?
I had an older brother and a younger sister, which puts me right in the middle. My brother died of pancreatic cancer about 8 years ago and my sister vanished into a world of drugs and I don’t know what else. So, I am the last member of my immediate family. I used to be the middle kid. Now, I’m the lone grandma.
If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?
I’d prefer to be a loafer, but if I can’t loaf, then I will sneak. Unless you could pull me up by the bootstraps. Do boots have straps?
What is the strangest/weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
I have eaten alligator and crocodile and while I wouldn’t seek them out, they were okay. Escargot, on the other hand, was yucky. Garlic flavored worms. My husband said I should try them. This from the man who won’t eat peas or lima beans. On the other hand, he was right about the calamari. A plate of fried calamari is great. I’ll travel for that!
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m glad I don’t seem to have cancer (again), but the state of the body politic is horrendous. It feels like the world is crashing and burning everywhere I look. Hard to see much good coming out of this mess. I think we’ll be lucky if we manage to hang on to our freedom. My wish for next week is that I wake up from this nightmare and discover it wasn’t real, merely a terrible dream.