Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Share Your World - 2015 - Week #29

This a blog hop has a set of questions to answer.  Find the link at Share Your World - 2015 - Week #29.

Question #1
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
The first time that I remember someone asking me the question I was about seven years old.  One of my aunts asked the question.  I think I possibly remember this time, because when I answered she laughed and then asked me why I wanted to do that!  My answer was that I wanted to be a missionary.  Perhaps I had heard a Sunday School lesson about missionaries who had gone to a foreign country.  I don't really remember. We didn't know any missionaries at that time.

The next time that I needed to give thought as to what I wanted to be when I grew up, was when I was 12.  For a class assignment I had to interview someone who worked in the field I was thinking about pursuing later on.  I interviewed a registered nurse.  I gave up that idea probably within the year, when I realized just even talking about blood made me feel queasy.

Question #2 (There are two parts to this question.)
What was your favorite food as a child?
This is hard to narrow down to just one food, so I am going to share several that I really enjoyed.

My paternal grandmother's home canned rhubarb sauce.

My mother's homemade butterscotch pudding.

My paternal grandmother's iceberg lettuce salad with small canned shrimp on top with a oil and
lemon juice dressing. (Served only on special occasions.)

Pickled pigs feet.  (We only occasionally had these.)

Sweet mashed fresh figs with a sprinkling of sugar and heavy cream poured over the top.

Fried chicken feet.

Rabbit cooked in some kind of a homemade tomato sauce.

Do you eat it now?
Of the above foods, salad with shrimp in it comes the closest to anything I still eat.  I like rhubarb, but it is not a favorite in the household.  I love any kind of pudding, but try not to feed my sugar cravings too much.  Pickled pigs feet will just remain a part of my past.  Fresh figs sound wonderful, but we don't see them in the stores here, and pouring heavy cream over them would not be a good thing for me to do.   I know of a store that sells chicken feet, but I will probably not indulge.  Rabbit is probably available in a couple of stores here, but at a pretty penny.

Question #2
If you were invisible, where would you  go?
After thinking about this a bit, I think I would travel to places my ancestors have lived and then off to see the rest of the world.  If I were invisible, I think I would also have the ability to transport myself quickly wherever I wished to go.

Question #3
Would you rather forget everyone else's name all the time, or have everyone forget your name all the time?
Having to watch the frustration of those with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia who struggle with trying to remember the names of people,  I think I'd rather have people forget my name.

Bonus Question
What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Click my post Ten Things of Thankful regarding what I was thankful for last week.
The thing I was looking forward to this week just took place today.  I was able to go to the temple with friends.


  1. Thanks ever so much for sharing this week. I sure appreciated reading all your responses. Welcome.

    1. You are welcome. I enjoy thinking about the different questions and responding to them.