Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I've Been Tagged!

Folded Wings has tagged me for the Seven Things Meme. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs. Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven Things about Me

1. When I was born, the doctor told my mother that I should have had a twin. Apparently early in the pregnancy the twin had died. I often wonder what my twin would have been like? Would it have been a boy or a girl? Would we have been identical or fraternal twins?

2. I am a writer and write web content and have had my writings published in both online and print venues. I'm so glad that my childhood dream of being a published author has come true.

3. I have two grandsons that I am very close to. The oldest has Asperger's Syndrome, which is on the autism spectrum. The youngest is legally blind in one eye. Both boys are doing a great job of adapting. All of that said to let you know that I am a Grandma of two grandsons and each has an invisible disability. Still, I always tell them they can accomplish anything they set their mind to.

4. I drove taxi for 14 years, but wouldn't do it today. I worked the 11:00 am to 2:00 am shift. Yes, that was our shift - 15 hours. I was a single mother at the time and have never been so exhausted in my entire life.

5. I first drove a vehicle when I was six, yes 6, years old. I grew up on a farm and they were a man short, so they put me to driving the pickup truck while the men loaded it with bales of hay. I was short enough that I had to slide my butt down over the edge of the seat to reach the petals. It was expected that I do a good job and not throw the men out of the back of the truck. Instructions were clear, "Don't pop the clutch." Yes, the pickup was a standard and since that time I've driven trucks, tractors, combines, cars, vans and almost any other kind of vehicle you can imagine.

6. When I was three I was accidentally hurt by my grandparent's German shepherd dog. Grandma said that dog cried real tears and she'd never seen anything like it in her life. I had 17 stitches on the right jaw of my face. When I came home from the hospital, I ran from our place to Grandma's because I wanted to show Prince (the dog) that I was alright. Today others see that scar and ask what happened. As for me, unless someone mentions it I forget it's there.

7. My biggest enjoyment in life comes from giving to and helping others. Some people can't understand that, but that is me through and through. I would give anyone the shirt off my back just because they needed it.

I hope you've enjoyed learning these things about me. I never tag people. If you would like to participate in the meme, do so and please let me know. I would enjoy reading seven things about you.


Donetta said...

Hello, Eddie has posted on Denise blog an update on her condition.

Folded Wings said...

Hello it was wonderful to read about your life! We also started to driv VERY young on the farm. I remembered my dad sending me and my brother with the truck to go and feed the sheep and I was 10 and my brother 12. We used to drive from 5-6 years old. It was common in those days. I will be back to visit you again

Nan said...

I was great to hear about you!

Denise said...

I enjoyed learning these things about you dear, love you.

Mary said...

Thank you, Donetta, for letting me know. It's very much appreciated.


Mary said...

Folded Wings,

Yes, farm life was hectic and if there wasn't enough manpower, we were expected to lend a hand without complaint. Still, it was a good life. I wouldn't trade my childhood experiences for anything.


Mary said...


Thank you. Please visit again.


Mary said...


I enjoy hearing about other people, so did enjoy doing the meme.

I hope you are feeling better real soon.


Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

I enjoyed reading this.. and of course I about cried over the dog crying... I am such a softy when it comes to pets..and children.. and people and... and.. smile

thank you for sharing ... You..


Marcel said...

I like your new heading. Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Mary, you are just incredible!! how fascinating. thanks for sharing:)

Mary said...


Sorry, I didn't mean to make anyone cry. Thanks for dropping by.


Mary said...


Thank you! A friend made it for me.
Enjoyed visiting with you at your blog as always.


Mary said...


Thanks for visiting. I hope to see you again soon.


Ornery's Wife said...

Thanks for visiting Miller Manor today! I enjoyed your meme, and your post on Canada made me want to visit, even though I am a total homebody!

I am with you on number 7. There is no greater joy for me than to serve, give and do for others.

Mary said...


Thank you for your kind comments on my posts. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Take care and be abundantly blessed.


Tina Coruth said...


I already knew most of it, my friend, especially how thoughtful and giving you are. I didn't know that you had been accidentally hurt by your Grandma's dog.

What a wonderful meme. Thank you for sharing!