First of all, I am responding to some answers to your questions from my last post. I will continue to answer your questions as I receive them and over the next while! :)
Sandee, from Comedy Plus asks:
1. Have you ever been married?
Yes, I have, Sandee! I was married from March 1983 until late 1998, so about 15 and a half years. It was my husband who wanted the divorce. We did not have any children, as I was unable to, so thankfully no children were affected by our divorce. I have been single ever since and have no regrets. :)
2. What was your favorite thing to do when you were a kid?
It is difficult for me to pinpoint just one, but I really enjoyed the moments I got to spend with my parents and the good times and meals we shared together.
3. If you had one thing to do over in your life, what would that one thing be?
I would have liked to go to college. I only graduated high school and was unable to further my education due to low finances. I would have loved to further my education (as in going to college). See, there was not enough money for me to have had this opportunity, and I only got to graduate high school with my diploma, so it would have been nice if I got the change to further my education. Even though I realize that education is not everything, it can help in some areas such as employment opportunities and salary.
Birdie, from Ditching the Black Dog asked:
Do you have kids or grandkids?
No. I elaborated a little on this in my answer to Sandee's questions, above. :)
Mother of Reinvention asked,
1. What is your cat called?
His name is Romeo. :)
2. Where did you get him?
He was originally adopted as a kitten by some friends of mine. They found out later that their daughter was allergic to him, so they asked me if I would like to take him in. Loving cats and having none at the time, I gladly accepted, and I am very happy I did. :)
3. What is your favourite song?
This one is tough because I like so many, but if I had to pick one, it would be "I've Been Searching for so Long" by Chicago, 1974.
Caprici Della Ste asked: (I translated the questions into English)
1. Do you like gardening?
I love to look at gardens, yes, but gardening itself, no. But I have never had my own garden before.
2. What is your favourite movie?
To Sir With Love starring Sidney Poitier
3. What is your favourite book?
Bringing out the Best in People by Alan Loy McGinnis
Duta from Places with Character asked:
1. Are you Canadian born? Of what ethnicity?
Yes, I was born in Montreal, Canada, in 1956. Both my parents were also born here...my grandparents on my father's side were born in Kent, England.
2. Was your genealogical quest successful?
It was indeed! I found pretty much all my cousins on both my father's as well as my mother's side of the family, and they are all lovely people! :)
3. Have you ever considered emigration from Canada?
I have, yes, but not often. If I ever decided to emigrate from Canada I would probably wish to live in England somewhere, especially in the Kent area, where my grandparents were born.
1. What does happiness mean to you?
To me, happiness is being able to take one day at a time, not dwelling on the past or worrying about the future and trying to accept everything, good and bad, that comes my way. I try to take each life experience and learn from it. As well, happiness, to me, is being at peace with both myself and with others.
2. What would you like to change in your life now?
My fears about my upcoming move. It isn't that the move itself is scary for me, but the unknown, as I don't know yet where I will be going, and I am just trying to take one day at a time and not let it stress me, although this is easier to say than to do, but I am trying.
3. What do you regret most in your life?
Thankfully I have few regrets. I think perhaps what I regret most is that I had not done my genealogy search sooner. However, what is most important to me now is that I did do it, even if it was later than sooner.
For those of you who missed this post and would like to ask me any questions, here is the link to the post.
Do You Have Any Questions?
The videos I have chosen for this post are:
Old Crocks Meet Again (1931)
Veteran Has PTSD Attack in Interview
Horse Licks Owner for Putting Hoof On
Why This Ship is Called a Floating Amusement Park
For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo. You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.
Thoughts, like bubbles, have a life span of their own.