With an actual snow this morning, I think it’s definitely winter now, though it could warm up again. It’s hard to know what kind of weather we are getting here even before climate change made it more extreme.
Here are this week’s questions:
As a kid, did you have roller skates, a go-kart or a push bike?
I had a bicycle — a racing bike no less — that I adored and rode until its frame buckled. By then it was more than 10 years old. I’d ridden far and wide on it.
As for roller skates, I had them and the only thing I ever could do on them was fall on my ass. I was not a skater.
Did you belong to a gang or just hang out with your friends?
We sort of were a gang, mostly because we lived far away from all the other kids. There were five of us and I am the only one who didn’t get at least a master’s degree. We were a pretty smart bunch of kiddos.
What is the best present, birthday or otherwise, you can remember as a child?
Annabelle, the doll my mother gave me when I was five. I still have her. From Madame Alexander.
If a friend stayed over, did you have a midnight feast or did you go to bed and sleep?
No friend ever slept over. My cousin stayed when her family was in town, but my friends were afraid of my father — with good reason. Roberta and I used to talk until one of us passed out. We were early risers, though. The conversation usually restarted as soon as we got up.
What gives your day a kick start?