Just a little assortment of oddities about me.
1. When I was very small, in the summer, children would catch lightening bugs in Kentucky as soon as dusk hit every night. We would run around the yard catching them, although back then the lightening bugs were so plentiful you couldn't move without running into them. Sometimes we would keep them in jars we had poked small holes in the lid of so they could have oxygen. We would stare at them in the jars as we fell asleep then released them the next morning. Now days we feel lucky to catch a glimpse of a lightening bug in the summer as they are no longer as plentiful as they once were. This may be because towns often will spray for mosquitoes and do other crop dusting now days and that affects the lightening bug population as well. The wonder of the lightening bugs is diminished but we haven't had a mosquito bite in ages. But once as a child we did have the wonderment of lightening bugs. Simple and free: lightening bugs.
2. In my late teens I was a member of Amnesty International. At that time participation was mostly sending post cards around the world to try and help political prisoners be freed.
3. My mom bought me a Shakespeare for children book when I was six years old. I learned about A TALE OF TWO CITIES early!
4. I finished with the children's side of the library in the small town we went to and started reading adult literature when I was ten years old.
5. Some of the adult books I read as a child were LOVE STORY, FOREVER AMBER, NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA, & many Reader's Digest condensed books. Those were some of the books in my house.
6. As a child I would sit in church services and write poetry or short stories (quite often) instead of listening to the sermon.
7. I have a rule that once I start reading a book I have to finish it.
8. In high school I pretended to be a fan of the writer Edgar Allan Poe because it seemed like a cool thing to do.
9. I actually was a fan of Maya Angelou and her book "I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS".
10. In Middle school and early high school I would skip lunch all week at school and save my lunch money to spend at the skating rink on the weekend.
11. When I was in early high school I also would leave the skating rink early sometimes and when parents came to pick us up at the end of the evening I would pretend I had been at the skating rink the entire time.
12. I am a fan of CORONATION STREET, which is a English soap that used to be available on Hulu. I like CORRIE, me.
13. I will NEVER watch the television show on ABC called THE CHEW simply because they canceled ALL MY CHILDREN and put THE CHEW on in it's place. ABC can take that cooking show and shove it!
So those are some things that make up me...
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