Wednesday, February 1, 2012

25 Random Things

I love reading about my sister bloggers! I even learned a few things about my own daughter when she posted HER 25 Things recently! Here are mine........

1. I enjoy housework. When I get upset I think if I can just get something
 CLEAN everything will be all right!

2. I married when I was 14 years old.......and then when I was 57.

3. I was married for 41 years. Louis Dean was married to Ellen for 41 years.

4. I am a cancer survivor. (thyroid)

5. I gave birth to two children when I was in my teens and two when I was in my late 30's. 

6. I LOVE salt! Always have! I even drink dill pickle juice!

7. My favorite fruit is watermelon. I can eat vast amounts of it......with SALT, of course!

8. I grew 2 inches and one shoe size after I married.

9. I sleep with a fan on high and a noise machine on and the window or door open and a pillow or heavy cover on my feet. I love to sleep in a cold room!

10. Louis Dean and I met on eHarmony. We met in April and married in June. We have been married 7 years in June.

11. Fall is my favorite season.

12. I have kept a Christmas tree up year round for over 30 years. NOT the same one, mind you! I upgraded a few times.

13. I decorate for all seasons and most holidays. I decorate a LOT for fall and Christmas!

14. You would find it hard to place your palm with fingers spread on just about any wall in my house.  I never had to clean fingerprints off the wall when my kids were growing up - there was no where to PUT their hands!

15. I have four sisters and one brother. We have the same mother but different fathers.

16. I home schooled my youngest two children and learned more than they did!

17. I cannot imagine life without books.

18. I carry a book with me virtually EVERYWHERE!!! Always.

19. All four of my children are avid readers.

20. I am looking forward to being 65.

21. I used to be painfully shy. I have improved with age.

22. I take things OUT of the packaging! Staples I put in canisters or jars. Teas and  coffees are in containers. Mouth wash is in a pretty decanter. This drives Louis Dean crazy! But I have always been like this. I can't stand to leave things in the packaging. This is why I do not know the name of the tea or flavored coffee I serve you. I threw the box away! Perhaps I should see someone about this disorder.......

23. I drink a pitcher of iced tea every day. All year round. WITH whatever fruit I have on hand as garnish. And MINT! I usually always put mint in my tea. I have so MUCH of it!

24.  While I drink coffee nearly every morning - I don't really have to have it and it doesn't bother me to NOT have coffee. But I pretty much HAVE to have tea!

25. I do not have pierced ears. Yet I put earrings on as soon as I get out of bed in the morning and do not take them off  til I go to bed at night. I wear them even if I keep my nightgown on all day.

Well, that was fun!


  1. Love it! I posted 10 things on Ambers blog after her list. I couldn't think of 25. LOL I have to have salt with watermellon also.. and could eat it every day! gives me the giggles. LOL Your post put a smile on my face. Luann

  2. that was fun learning new things about my pals...

  3. We are so much alike it's scary. Hope you read my 11 random things on my blog. I don't think I could think of 25 either.

  4. Wow! I learned alot of interesting things about you! I was surprised that you got married so young (the first time). But lasted 41 yrs, so it must've been a good decision. I was also surprised about you being a cancer survivor. That's good to hear that you beat it! I have Graves Disease (thyroid) so we both probably take the same medicine every day. Ha! I also don't have pierced ears. Surprise, surprise. We may be the only two older women out there without our ears pierced! This was fun.

  5. Oh wow, I totally learned so so much about you! I love that you posted this.

    I didn't know you were a cancer survior, that is awesome!

  6. How interesting to learn so much about you!!

  7. Lovely to get to know you better. Fourteen was young! My grandmother married at 13 - so young!
    You and LD were meant to be.

  8. You are an amazing lady and have lived an amazing life! I love learning about other bloggers but you are the most interesting I have heard about so far! You and LD met on E Harmony...what a love story!


  9. Linda you're awesome, I admire you and think that you're fantastic just the way you are... well less not knowing what tea is in the container... heaven forbid it's mint when I come to visit you, I detest mint but I'm sure we'd smell it and all would be well in our world! lol So this eHarmony really works eh? Hmmm if I'm ever in the market I just might have to give it a shot.

    Cheers, I'll email you shortly and I'm also wondering why your posts are not coming up on my dashboard, I'm going to have to check this out and see if I can get to the bottom of this.

  10. Fascinating! Truly. You were a child bride. And you and Louis are about ten years apart. And you wear earrings even though your ears aren't pierced. Is that something you'd consider doing at this point? I had a dear friend who recently did and she's just turned 60. She says it's the best thing and the most fun thing she's ever done. She's loving her earrings. Sounds as if you're loving yours anyway.

  11. Hey, girlfriend....saying you wear earrings all day EVEN IF YOU ARE IN YOUR NIGHTGOWN just tickled the heck out of me..I do the same thing!!

  12. You have led a very interesting life - almost like two completely different ones! The one thing I admire you most for is picking yourself up when you were down and taking a second chance.. and now you are the happiest you've ever been. Love you mom!

  13. We are so fortunate God watches over us and puts where we need to be at the time in our lives when we need to be there. You are bless Linda and you are a blessing to those who know you.

  14. Wow 14! And what's up with the growing after you were married? Are talking at 14 or 57? Pickle juice oh no way for me but I'm so with you on the watermelon with salt. LOL. Glad you posted your 25!

  15. I love learning new things about my blogging friends, I'll have to give this a go on my blog!