It’s the end of March and in theory, it’s spring. Pity no one mentioned it to our weather. We’re having another below freezing night, so everyone’s flowering trees will be dying before morning. That’s the way it goes when you have a few days of warm weather and things get to blooming followed by a winter-chill night.

Crocus. our “winter” flower, will poke through snow in the middle of February

I am hoping this will be the last really cold night before we move — ever so slowly — into spring. There no guarantee that this is the end of winter for good and all. It can stay surprisingly chilly right through April and well into May, but I’m hoping this isn’t one of those years.


What fictional family would you like to be part of? 

I liked the Alcott family — both the fictional version in “Little Women” and the real version which was very similar to the fictional one.

They all loved and respected each other, even when they didn’t get along. There were no perverted uncles or weird family secrets.

Which band or artist would you like to play at your funeral or memorial service? (the artist can have passed on too)

Credence Clearwater Revival. I know they are long disbanded, but you just can’t be depressed when they are playing. They were always my favorite music for cleaning the house. Put that music up very loud and the music would give me energy.

I don’t want a weepy, dreary funeral. Come to my last party. Have fun. Dance, sing, and laugh. Remember good times. Life is grim, so let’s all party! It will be my last ever chance to make people happy.

Preference. Popcorn, M&Ms or other. Choose something you love snacking on.

Cheese and crackers. I know. How dull can I be, right? Okay, let me think more fattening. I got it. RAISINETS.

It has been so long since I’ve been at the movies — which is the only place I ever bought them, I can barely remember. I used to buy a York Peppermint Patty every time I exited the grocery but they doubled in price, so I stopped buying them.

If you could be any supernatural (fantasy) character, what would you be? 

Witch. I’ve always wanted to be a witch. I want to create magic, be surrounded by magic. I’m pretty sure magic is the only thing left for me to try that might fix my reality.


Please share the best advice you’ve ever gotten which you feel ought to be shared with everyone.

Location, location, location.

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7 replies

  1. Thanks Marilyn for Sharing Your World! I think being able to do magic would be a trip…up to a certain point any way. Absolute power corrupts absolutely and self denial was never my strongest point. Raisinets are one of my favorite snacks these days, dark chocolate ones even better! Yum! CCR is a fine choice for music to be played at a funeral IMHO, nobody doesn’t like CCR that I know of, and their sound always raises my spirits! The Alcotts were an idyllic family or Louisa May knew how to soften the harsher parts. But I think, like you, that they truly loved and respected one another, even when they squabbled. That is such a rare thing these days IMO. Have a great week! 🙂


    • Their real family was very like the one in the book. Most of the changes were not to relationships, but to events and outcomes. Louisa “Lou” May, after she began to be a successful author took care of her family, though she had Lupus (no one knew what it was at the time) and the terribly poisonous treatment they gave her probably led to her early death. She and her father died just one day apart — and like in the book, Beth (I forget her real name) also died young of whooping cough. Amy ALSO died young and Lou raised her daughter.

      Louisa May Alcott never married (unlike in the books) and never had children. She was an early feminist, as was her mother and fought for women’s rights from childhood until her death. She has somehow been forgotten, though she was quite a force in her time.

      I got interested in her and read a couple of biographies of her and of her father, who was also a major force in the Massachusetts abolitionist movement and also an early feminist and believer in both integration and diversity. He got run out of town for letting Black people into his private school. Literally run out of town. The family was, as hinted, really REALLY poor. Until book royalties started coming in, they went hungry as often as not. Really interesting family.


  2. I wanted to be a good witch.


  3. Being able to do magic would be fun! York peppermint patties are nice, I enjoy peppermint sweet treats.


    • I like some sweets, but I’ve lost the enthusiasm I had for them (especially chocolate) I had when I was a kid. I love ice cream, but not in huge quantities. Some sweets, but not a lot of them. These days, I want a piece of cake — not the whole cake 🎂


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