Tuesday, May 15, 2007


I didn't know I was going to post about this until I did so you have to read this post through before you will understand about these pictures!!

Linds, of Rocking Chair Reflections, has tagged me for a meme on "7 things you don't know about me." Or something like that. Anyway, 7 random things about me. Hmmm. Let me think.

Here are the rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. You need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they have been tagged and to read your blog

1. I am an avid reader and have been all my life. When I was a young girl I would either stay up late reading, or even wake up in the middle of the night and read. Quite often my mother would wake up and holler "Susan, turn off that light and get to sleep".

2. I do not require very much sleep. I never did, even as a child. Then after raising 4 children with quite an age span that took care of that for life I guess. I average 5 to 6 hours a night.

3. I took typing and bookkeeping in high school. I was a fast, accurate typist. My very first job (other than helping out in my father's real estate office growing up) was with a Registered Public Accountant. I was 18 years old and during the interview he held up a legal size document (turned length wise) with probably 15 to 18 columns of numbers across it and said "Can you type something like this?" I was NOT a statistical typist....but without batting an eye I said "Certainly" and got the job. This man was a perfectionist and absolutely NO erasures or liquid paper could be used. I became a very good statistical typist very quickly. Working for a perfectionist who demanded the very best was one of the best things that ever happened to me.

4. My bookkeeping training came into play when I was 23 years old. I worked for an Electrical Contractor as a Girl Friday. I've always been a very fast worker, never wanted to just sit around and was always offering to help out when my own work was finished. The bookkeeper was a man and I would help him and he began training me. This gentleman had a drinking problem and one day my boss called me in and said "I'm going to let Mr.---------- go. I think you can handle both jobs and I'll give you a very good raise." He assured me that his accountant would be at the end of the telephone to help me with anything I didn't understand or needed help with. I said "Sure" and thus began a big part of my working career as a bookkeeper. I eventually retired, many years later, and after several other jobs and ventures, as a Staff Accountant with a CPA firm.

5. I took piano lessons for 6 years and love to play and listen to classical music. I do not, however, like opera.

6. My worst feature is my hair. As is evidenced by my pictures. Not that I have bad hair, I'm just not interested in spending the time, energy and skill it takes to look really coiffured.

7. Probably a lot of the people reading this will not even know what I'm talking about but those of you who do will get a kick out of this. The Dick Tracy comic strip use to have a gal on it that was named "Crewie Lou" because the front of her hair was cut as a crew cut. When I was in the 7th grade 3 of my friends and I decided we were going to crew cut our bangs and call ourselves the "Crewie Lous". I was always the gutsy, fearless one in our group so I took the scissors and cut off a whole handful of my hair in the front about to my scalp. That was bad enough but the worse part was after seeing me, and how horrible I looked, the other 3 wouldn't cut theirs (and Joan is still my forever friend-I am very forgiving!). They wanted no part of being "Crewie Lous". It took literally MONTHS for that mess to grow out and I hated it!!! The pictures at the top of this post show the one and only Crewie Lou.

All this is probably more than you ever wanted to know about me but it is all factual.

I'm not going to try and tag 7 people on this meme because I have no idea who has and has not participated. I would be delighted and grateful if 7 of you who haven't done it would. If you do please leave me a comment to that effect so I can post it and also read 7 unknown facts about you.

Thanks Linds for tagging me. It was fun. Amazing the things that come to your mind when doing these. I'd forgotten about Crewie Lou except when I was scanning all those "thousands" of pictures I found these two. Okay.....it wasn't really thousands it just felt like it.

I had this written and ready to post and Lori B tagged me for an 8 Random Facts so I'm adding #8 for Lori.

8. I was always tall, 5' 7", until the last few years of aging and now am 5' 5 1/2" tall. I really miss that extra 1 1/2" when it comes to reaching in cabinets and things. Makes me have a better understanding of the difficulties in being shorter.

Now I guess I need another to volunteer for this to make my 8!!!! Any takers?


Tina said...

well, after my 100 things post, I don't think I can come up with anything.
I really envy your not requiring much sleep. I need too much!

Peculiar Blogs said...

That was a fun read!! The Crewie Lou was my favorite one! And, like Tina, I need more sleep than I am willing to give!

I haven't done this one and I love a good meme so I will do it! (they are especially easy to do on my palm pilot while nursing!)

Lori said...

That was fun to read. Thanks for playing along.

I too liked bookkeeping, office keeping classes in school.

Ruth said...

I loved your post!! I learned new things about you today. I don't think your hair crewie lou style looks that bad. =o)

Linds said...

I love the no 7, as you knew I would... Hysterical. I can just see from your expression how unimpressed with it all you were! Brilliant, Susan!

Anonymous said...

These were fun to read and the pictures were so cute. I didn't notice the Crewie Lou cut at first... I think many of us have some home hair cutting attempts that we'd like to forget!! :-)

Carole Burant said...

I so enjoyed reading these things about you!! I never use to care for memes until I realized how much you can learn about a person through them:-) Crewie Lou eh? lol Love it!! xox

Just Mom said...

"I do not require very much sleep. I never did, even as a child... I average 5 to 6 hours a night."

We keep the same hours. Perhaps we should meet for coffee (or tea) one day.

Trella said...

Those were some fun things to learn about you. The Crewie Lou one was my favorite.
I don't think the pictures look that bad at all:)

Jill said...

That is just too funny about Crewie Lou. I've never heard of it but I do have to say you WERE brave.

Myrna said...

You have the best pictures from "back in the day!" ove the Crewie Lou!

Myrna said...

You have the best pictures from "back in the day!" ove the Crewie Lou!

weavermom said...

Penless, I love reading about your life. The Crewie Lou story cracked me up. I just have to know what your mother said!

I am incredibly envious of your only needing 5-6 hours of sleep. That is about all I GET, but I need much closer to 9!!

... said...

i enjoyed reading these "random" things about you. all very interesting and some, amusing. thanks for sharing.

i took you up on your request and have blogged 7 random facts about myself. i invite you to stop by and read for yourself.

Susie said...

I just did this same meme today too!
I'm also a bookkeeper and typist, although not statistical!
That was quite the haircut you gave yourself!

Susie said...

I love the pictures of you. The story about the haircut is too funny!

You were quite the business woman, and I would go crazy if I couldn't make a mistake typing.

I will try to do this meme sometime soon.

Momma Roar said...

I always love reading more about you!! And, yes, I loved #7!

Oh boy, Susan, if I shrink 1 1/2 inches, I'll be down to 5 feet. I'm going to needs stilts in my house!

I was just like you with reading - now with kids, I don't read as much as I like - but someday....

Anonymous said...

"Crewie Lou's" "Certainly" your still at it @ sixty ????. In the past 35 years things havent changed.. Your still the same Susan. Never known you to back away from anything you wanted to do no matter the degree of difficulty. The hair story was good for a chuckle. I enjoyed. Don

Unknown said...

Oh my how I giggles on number 7!! I just love your smile in the photo of you in the cowgirl hat! I bet you were a handful as a youngin'! God bless!

Oh and I want to wish you a great big congratulations for coming in first place in Jen's caption contest! Good job!