- I like to write.
- I prefer pen and paper over technology. Think of the treasure of old letters, photos, journals, recipes, etc. that are passed down, generation to generation. Think of those same treasures lost to technology; email, photos stored on electronic devices and never printed. So while I am using technology to write this blog, I do intend to have it printed in a book format every 6 months or so…because my sons need one more journal out of me!
- I write in all capital letters. I’ve been writing in all caps since before someone decided that was yelling on paper. I frequently get asked if I was an architect. No, but I will continue to write in all caps. Thank you very much.
- I am particular about my writing instruments; the feel of it in my hand, the feel of it moving along the paper.
- I am a romantic. I grew up watching The Waltons, Father Knows Best, My Three Sons, Leave It to Beaver and Little House on the Prairie, a time of a wholesome ideal. I remember watching reruns of the Dick Van Dyke Show when Dick and Laura slept in twin beds wearing neck to ankle pajamas. If I was master of the universe, I would turn the world into a Norman Rockwell painting.
- I love family. See #4 for details. Not just immediate family! Aunts. Uncles. Cousins. Grandparents. In laws. Outlaws. All the family. And it’s not just about blood relations. The more the merrier as far as I’m concerned.
- I love all the holidays! Again, refer back to #4.
- I’m such a traditionalist. I love tradition. Sadly, at the moment, the world seems hell bent on throwing the baby out with the bath water as far as history goes. But there’s a lot of good back there! Manners, for one. Civility. Celebrations. Family. Going over to meet the new neighbors and bringing a plate of cookies.
- I love all things old. Old buildings. Old houses. Old photos. Old books. Best day date, for me, is going to a history museum.
- I wish I could time travel. I used to wish I’d been born in an earlier time. Being older and wiser, I realize now that deodorant and tooth brush usage was breathtakingly low pre-1900. I’m a big fan of hygiene. I’d love to visit. I just don’t want to live there.