Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I Swear it's the Truth!

The Honest Scrap comes with a caveat or two. First, you have to tell your readers ten things about yourself they may not know, but they have to be true. Second, you are supposed to tag ten people with this award. Third, let all the people you've given the award to know they have received it-leave a comment on their blog. Finally, link back to the person who gave you the award. Whew.
1. I wanted to join the Air Force after high school and my dad said that nice girls weren't in the service.
2. I cried when my mom told me I was too old to ask for a baby doll for Christmas. I think I was in the 6th or 7th grade.
3. Lest you think otherwise from those first two comments, I had the most wonderful parents and miss them every single day. I wouldn't have traded them for anyone. They were the best.
4. I used to collect clowns-clown statues, clown pictures, clown notecards, clown everything. I even decorated Aaron's nursery with a clown theme. His nursery had the biggest ceramic clown lamp you have EVER seen. It was the size of a midget and he was holding an umbrella. This monstrosity sat on the dresser in that poor baby's room.
5. I love creamed tuna. It is a delectable concoction of white sauce, tuna and boiled eggs. Lots of salt and pepper. Serve it over toast. I craved this when I was pregnant with Aaron.
6. We lost Blair when she was two years old. I was on a softball team and we were at a big park. After the game she wandered off while everyone was getting all of their stuff together. Dennis went into super-charged panic mode and everyone was running all over the place looking. This ballpark was right by a freeway on ramp and our minds went to scary places. Many long minutes later we found her. She was sitting in the cab of our truck waiting patiently. She was so short no one noticed her as we scoured the parking lot.
7. I used to sing with my sisters Debe and Vicki. Our sister Nora was our biggest fan. She thought we were fantastic. (We weren't.)
8. For awhile when I was a child our family travelled in a Volkswagen bug. There were 7 of us in the family. Mom and Dad sat up front, three oldest sisters in the back seat, and my little sister and I in the teeny tiny compartment behind the back seat.
9. Staying with the car theme, I fell out of a moving car when I was about four years old. Yep, they turned a corner and out I tumbled onto the street. I wasn't hurt. Well, falling on my head might explain a few things.
10. I still think the Air Force would have been cool.
Thanks Lori for tagging me. Check her out at http://www.fresh-faced.blogspot.com/.
Okay, I am tagging Jessica, Amber, Becky, Casey, Katie and Megan.


Amber said...

V you are tooo funny. The Preacher Man fell out of a moving vehicle when he was little too. Same scenerio, turned a corner and away he went. You two should swap stories some time. ;)

Erin said...

Ha, funny post! Thanks for revealing some 'honest crap' about yourself--ha! ;)

LoriDarlin' said...

CLOWNS...seriously Verla - you freak me out :-) Haha...poor little Aaron, next time I see him, I'll give him a hug.

Pleasant Drive said...

clowns must have been the thing. My sister's nursery was a clown theme. Now, she can't bear the thought of that place! this was a lot of fun to read!

Daniel & Jessica said...

So I did it just for you. Go check out my post of my 10 things. I just wanted you to know that it was all for you:)

Thanks for all the encouragement and comments I enjoy reading what people think. Just knowing that there are people that can share this experience with us and are willing to makes it a little better to deal with so thanks.