Share Your World 23rd of May

I don’t care what anyone says. Time IS going way too fast. I need to talk to the Monks who manage time and tell them to please slow it down.

Garry by the Mumford dam

It has been a difficult month with no signs of it getting easier any time soon. That being said, we are dealing with it to the best of our ability. Long term? I don’t know how it will be be in another week or for that matter, tomorrow.

Here are this week’s questions:

Growing up, were you closer to your mother or father, or was it a balance of both depending on the circumstances?

My father was a mental basket case. I can make a lot of excuses for how come he wound up like that including a really bad childhood, but he could have tried to make it better. He didn’t. He wouldn’t accept counseling or medication (unless self-administered). He was always angry and he was a child beater.

I loved and admired my mother and could never — until many years later — understand how in the world she wound up married to him.

What was your favourite toy as a child. Do you still have it?

Annabelle, a Madame Alexander doll made in 1952 was my favorite toy and I still have her doppelganger. The daughter of my best friend has the original and I got another one of her maybe 15 years ago?

Annabelle – The first and best

I was five when I got her as a birthday present and she was my best friend.

Did you have any secrets?

Is there anyone who doesn’t have secrets? If so, they must have had an awfully dull life. I’m not very secretive so if I haven’t already talked about it already, I probably never will.

What did you want to be when you grew up, and are you anywhere close?

I wanted to be a writer. I am a writer and was a writer. I don’t think writing is a profession as much as it is a set of tools or a “state of being.” Writing isn’t what you do as much as it is who you are and how you best express yourself. Or maybe that’s just how I feel about it.

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18 replies

  1. Thanks for sharing some more of your world Marilyn. May has definitely whizzed by as we’ve had something on every day…………. except today which is great as we can take a breather before it all starts again tomorrow. Whatever bug it is I’ve had, it has knocked me sideways. Hubby has it now, but at least the cough isn’t as severe for him. Take care.

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    • “Pen”, I hope you’re feeling better as you read this. The “bug” is everywhere and we are still reeling a bit. The only one who’s been bug free is Duke, the wonder dog. Duke’s only worry — his next treat, his next meal.

      Yes, the merry, merry month of May is whizzing bye with June breathing down its neck,

      Again, FEEL BETTER! That’s an order from an old Marine.


      • Bless you Garry. I am definitely on the mend, and tests for Covid all prove negative. Hubby has got it now, but I think has turned a corner as they say. Lemsips with honey are order of the day for me and lemsips for Hubby who prefers Fisherman’s Friends for his sore throat and nasal passages. We’re getting there.
        Hope you and Marilyn are almost over it. Was it Covid?

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    • Sounds like it might be COVID. The “new COVID” isn’t as bad as the COVID of 2020, but it sure does knock you out and takes a long time to go away. I think that’s what makes it different than any other cold — that it doesn’t go away in a few days, but more like weeks and occasionally longer. There’s nothing you can do but wait it out. I think I’m FINALLY over it.


  2. I agree about may and how quickly it’s passed, and childhood memories seem to cling to us forever. I often wondered what brought my dad to marry my mom who had so many issues. I understand it more the older I get, but still not easy to forget the hard parts. glad you are here and you certainly are a writer

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    • Beth, this is my favorite time of year. Mild days which are getting warmer. The only complaint – the dreaded pollen which leaves layers of putrid yellow-green everywhere and triggers sneezing fits and gritty eyes among other things.

      Mom and Dad: Dad was always working, usually two – sometimes three jobs which meant we didn’t see much of him till the weekend when he was trying to get some R&R while doing house maintenance and working on the lawn with that old, old mower. In retrospect, it explains why Dad didn’t smile a lot. Mom: She was always there even when she wasn’t there. She didn’t suffer fools or three sons who often provoked lines like “Don’t roll your eyes at me, Mister”. Mom nurtured my love of movies. I was usually her “date” when we went to the movies, sometimes three times a week – at the local movie house which was very affordable. Mom often pointed out supporting actors which proved to be a catalyst for my life long appreciation of character/supporting actors. Mom and I also shared a love of music – think the American Song Book, Beth.

      There wasn’t much outward display of affection but my two younger brothers and I never doubted that we were loved. Mom and Dad had a way of setting a very high bar for how their sons behaved. It gave me a sense of ethics in later life.

      Beth, I wish I had shown more appreciation for what Mom and Dad gave us.

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  3. Skimming over those negative bits, Marilyn, as I think life has a habit of testing us sometimes. I just know you will sail over any bumps in the road!

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  4. A lovely doll.
    Yes you’re a writer no doubt and you did it professionally too.

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