Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday Picks and Answers to your Questions!

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 
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 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.

Shon asked:

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.

Nurture peace.

Radiance cannot be hidden.

Let your tears cleanse and soften your heart.

And then the day came when the risk to remain a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.

Blessed are we.

Gratitude for nourishment.

You don't understand depression until you can't stand your own presence in an empty room.

Respect and good manners never go out of style.

Change happens for a reason...roll with it!

Wake up with a smile and go after life. - Joe Knapp

Find the sweetness in your own heart and then you will find the sweetness in every heart. - Rumi

Sometimes the pursuit of happiness is more fun than the actual capture. - Susan Gale Wickes

He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. - Aristotle

Look with hope to the horizon of today, for today is all we truly have. - Vickie M. Worsham

Try to keep your soul young and vibrant all your days and to imagine always...that life is only beginning. - George Sand

Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share!


  1. Hello Linda,

    Nice to know more about you :)
    The horsevideo was fantastic.

  2. Thank you for answering our questions, Linda. Have a great week!

  3. je te remercie pour les réponses Linda

    et la citation d'Aristotle a ma préférence

    have a nice day

  4. Hello Linda, I enjoyed reading your answers. It nice learning about our blogging friends. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

  5. So true..... happiness is being able to take one day at a time, not dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.

  6. Merci pour tes réponses on peut mieux faire ta connaissance et c'est bien agréable.
    Bon début de semaine

  7. What a most interesting post! Now I know a little more about you and your life. Romeo sounds like a sweetheart. I don't like to garden, either, but i like to take pictures in gardens! Some wonderful videos, too, and many super posters. Great job, Linda. Hope you have a super week!

  8. I enjoyed learning more about you. The videos were great as were the quotes. Have a blessed day and a wonderful week. Madeline

  9. I only finished high school too, not many here managed to go on to university during my time. I did go to a teacher training college and became a teacher, retired after 30 years in service. 10 years now, surviving on my pension, no complaint,

  10. Good morning, Linda!
    Really enjoyed reading your answers!! It's nice to get to know you better.
    Loved the videos & quotes - especially the PTSD feature. God bless this organization. And God bless you, my friend!

  11. My favorite quote is Change happens for a reason...roll with it! I always believe that. Not knowing how things can turn out can be stressing but try not to worry. It will be sorted out in time. I try to remember that too.
    Have a wonderful day Linda.

  12. Thank you for helping us to know you better, Linda, and thanks, as always for sharing your videos! I love the horse's affection for his owner! (Rob)

  13. I enjoyed getting to know you better through your answers to these questions. And I loved the video about the service dog. Aren't dogs just amazing? They serve us in so many ways. And they're our friends, too.

  14. Loved all the questions and all the answers. Thanks for doing this, Linda.

    I linked you to Awww Monday for the horse video. That was most adorable.

    Have a fabulous day, Linda. Big hugs to you and scritches to Romeo. ♥♥♥

  15. Every day on the green side of the grass is a good day!

  16. Respect and good manners - very important to my mind.
    Have a good week

  17. Great post and I enjoyed learning more about you. Oh wow, I also loved To Sir with Love, it was a fabulous movie, think I saw it about 4 times.
    Hope that you find accommodation very soon, as you say not stressing over it is easier said than done! Take care Diane

  18. Great post!

    You have a nice blog!

    Would you like to follow each other? (f4f) Let me know on my blog with a comment! ;oD

    Have a great day!

    xoxo Jacqueline

  19. Just blown away by your honesty about answering those life questions, friend Linda ... You are so precious and I love you ... Love, cat.

  20. Hi Linda! I really was impressed by your openness to answering all the questions from your readers. That takes a lot of fortitude. I also enjoyed getting to know you better too.
    I was almost in tears at the video about PTSD. Those dogs are amazing. And the quotes you have from Budda Doodles, I really like those, thanks for sharing!
    How is the funding site going??

  21. Dear Linda - such a great post with you sharing about yourself. You and I are the same vintage so it was a delight to read your answers. Loved seeint the horse lick its owner...cute. As always your quotes are just perfect to start the beginning of the week. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs!

  22. I really like what you said bout happiness, very smart answers☺

  23. I loved learning more about you and thank you for the chuckle about education being helpful for salaries and good jobs...(maybe in Canada that is the case). It USED to be the case in the U.S. but is no longer. I lost my job when I was 51 in 2007 due to downsizing, I have a college degree and can't even get a job at McDonald's. (I am 61).....and...the places that do want to hire you, bring you in at minimum age. I am assuming Canada doesn't function the same way.

  24. Thank you for sharing so much about yourself, and about Romeo. Kent is nice but the weather in the UK is mostly rainy. Have a lovely week. Xx

  25. Linda, I have enjoyed reading your answers to the questions. I enjoy learning more about others. What a great idea. I am playing catchup. Irma put us without power for a while but hopefully we back in the norm. I pray! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  26. I enjoyed reading the answers to your questions.

  27. So nice to read about your life Linda, I think it's great the way you have such a healthy attitude on life. It's so great the way you were able to find some delightful relatives. This is especially a subject of importance to me, and I realize the blessing. ...One of the things that has me a bit confounded is finding my only first cousin on my dad's side ( we even look similar ) ...And she doesn't seem to desire to communicate. I do try to accept it as God's protection in some way. I'm glad you have had the lovely opportunity of enjoying your relatives, so fulfilling I think. : )

    I understand how you feel on college, I'm much the same way. In the season of life I am in, I try to better myself through reading and learning on my own but I get that certain occupations do need a degree. Some occupations do need it but sadly some occupations are missing out on some great people by requiring a degree when not necessary. Two of our daughters have had a time with it, and many colleges seem to make it a money making thing dragging it out as the debt increases for the poor student wearing themselves trying to work a job too. (Oops, allow me to step down from my soapbox) lol

    I enjoyed the video of the soldier and his pet. How can anyone not love fur angels or our soldiers? I look forward to seeing the rest, they look wonderful!

    Great quotes, where do you find the greatness? : ) ..And I agree, manners are so important.

    Take care now Linda, I will not forget that both you and Romeo find a nest perfect for the both of you. Love and hugs dear friend, Amelia

  28. I like your answers to the questions asked. I'm glad you are happy with your genealogical quest results. Mine were a big frustration (so I was a bit worried for you when you told us about your quest).

    "Radiance cannot be hidden" - how very true!

  29. Reading all those time between the lines... Know you a little bit, Linda...

  30. To Sir With Love is a good movie!

  31. Hello Dear Linda,
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us in answer to those questions xx My warmest good wishes are with you as you work your way through your move.
    I loved the Service Dog video.
    Have a very happy week and it's lovely to catch up once more :D)

  32. Merci pour ce partage, on te connais mieux!!! Bise, bonne soirée toute douce!

  33. Chicago! So cool to hear that they sing one of your favourite songs because... we just saw Peter Cetera (originally in Chicago) last week in concert. He is 72 years old and still puts on a lively performance!

  34. I'm sorry that you didn't have the opportunity to go to university, Linda. So many deserving people don't get to go, and it is very sad. My mother was the first person in her family to go, and she managed to get there by serving in the Canadian Air Force. She was so proud of that.

    I couldn't have children either, but I shared my life with many children which made it easier. I think that you would have been a good mother!

    I enjoyed the videos and quotes as always. I really believe in this quote: "Try to keep your soul young and vibrant all your days and to imagine always...that life is only beginning." That's how I have lived and hope to keep on living!

    Sending you love and hugs!

  35. A wonderful post Linda, and it was so very nice to find out more about you :)

  36. I enjoyed reading all your answers to all the questions put to you. We have two things in common. I was also born in 1956 and I love the same movie - To sir with love. Interesting post and thank you, Linda!

  37. It was a joy to read your answers and get to know you a little more.

  38. I like what you wrote about hapiness.
    Have a nice day :)

  39. what a delightful post- my sweetie also enjoyed the motorcycle video!

  40. Great post, Linda!
    I know of you, and I can feel more peaceful from your blog!!
    Today's my best quote is , 'Respect and good manners never go out of style'.


  41. So good to get to know you better Linda!! Love your post today! Big Hugs!


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