Share Your World – January 30, 2017

What is the most incredible natural venue that you’ve ever seen in person?

Grand Canyon 5

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.

My big brother Matthew and me — probably 1952, in Holliswood

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?

warm boots

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?

new shoes feet

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.

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  1. I almost forgot my experience of eating snails. I have eaten them from time to time. We could buy them in the local supermarket, frozen. They would fill the shells up with herb butter, and you baked them in the oven. They were OK, but I grew up with shellfish in London and we would buy so-called winkles, which were the fish version of the snail. I remember getting the winkle out of the shell by using a pin.

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      1. The Grand Canyon also gets my vote as the most awsesome natural venue I’ve seen.

        I’m the oldest of 3 Brothers.

        Footwear: Boat shoes, loafers.

        Weirdest food consumed: Horse meat. Suggested by a friend who is now longer with us. I still HATE Lima Beans and peas!! Sue me!!


  2. I’d have to agree with you that the Grand Canyon is spectacular – but I haven’t been there yet.
    If I were a pair of shoes I think I would be a sexy pair of high heels. ( at least I wouldn’t have to wear them to look good)


            1. I was reading a book last night and the author had bought a pair of ridiculously expensive heels to go with her wedding dress … and discovered that they hurt not only when she worked, but even if she was sitting down. And not just a little hurting, but the kind of hurting that would normally send you to an ER.

              Make them out of glass or ceramics for decoration only. No woman should be deluded into thinking she can actually WEAR them.

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