Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A SURPRISE PACKAGE & 5 Questions Meme

Look what arrived in my mail box yesterday from Jennifer at Dust Bunny Hostage. It is an old Salvation Army Song Book that was dedicated in the memory of a Major Percy Holden by his wife on May 27, 1945. It contains the words to 730 songs and they are listed under categories.

It arrived along with this beautiful hand made note card. Thank you Jennifer I was totally surprised and very pleased. The book will be placed on my bookshelf next to the old small books I inherited from my father that I showed recently on Show & Tell.

I was tagged by Brenda, of It's All Good, for the following Meme. I think I did this one before but it's been months so I'll do it again!

Let's see...rules first.

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment, letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

What I was doing 10 years ago:

I had just returned to work from a 6 month leave of absence where we took a trip in our RV to Alaska and we had just purchased our current home in Coweta.

Five things on my to-do list today:

1. Have bible study and prayer time with my husband when he gets up.
2. Post this meme and blog
3. Have coffee and a time of sharing with my son, David, around 9:30 when he comes over.
4. Try and select new wallpaper for my kitchen
5. Do ironing.

Snacks I enjoy:
1. Home made bread or rolls
2. Cookies
3. Potato Chips
4. Ice cream floats
5. Yogart

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Get a location for our 24 hour House of Prayer
2. Give to build the facility for Freedom House - a woman's ministry of our church
3. Set up an account for my 4 children and 3 grandchildren where they could use the interest but could not touch the principle and it had to be passed down to their heirs with the same stipulation.
4. Travel to Israel, Switzerland, Holland and all over.
5. Buy another house that had a smaller yard so my husband wouldn't have so much yard work to do........and then hire out the yard work that was necessary there......and get someone to come in once a week and clean house.

Five of my bad habits:
1. Snacking too much.
2. Lack of steady exercise regimen.
3. Back seat driving.
4. Not liking to make telephone calls.
5. Not checking on my neighbors more.

Five places I have lived:
1. Santa Fe, NM --born and raised
2. Albuquerque, NM - first years of our marriage
3. Denver, CO - for just a few years
4. Tulsa, OK and now Coweta, OK - since 1964.
5. In a 5th wheel traveling for 4 years.

Five jobs I've had:
1. Secretary
2. Realtor
3. Bookkeeper
4. Craft store operator
5. Staff Accountant at a CPA firm which I retired from.

Five people I want to know more about (a nice way of saying TAG!):

I choose not to tag anyone but invited those who wish to participate to do so. Be sure and leave me a comment and let me know so I can read yours.

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Jenny said...

I enjoyed reading all these things about you! I really liked the 5 things you'd do if you were a billionaire :0)

Nadine said...

Just catching up. Looks like Easter was really good. The pictures are great with all the smiling faces.

How sweet of Jennifer...enjoy your gifts.

Interesting information about you Susan.

michelle said...

Reading up on last posts too....busy Easter but sounds wonderful. Sounds like you have many precious people in your neat!

Fun Meme!

Anonymous said...

How sweet of Jennifer!

Loved your list! It's always fun to learn more about you...always!

... said...

whar a sweet book. did you win it? or did she just know how much you would enjoy it? it would be a fun book to look through.

Anonymous said...

Isn't surprise mail great?
Fun facts about you!
I'm really looking forward to meeting up! I talked to my mom and she agreed to keep Iz. I knew she would :)

groovyoldlady said...

Ooooo. I LOVE old songbooks. I have some ancient hymnals and I cherish them.

Crystal said...

I finally made time to come and catch up on your news and thoughts! I'm sorry I've been away so long but I'm back now.

I want to thank you for sharing such wonderful and inspiring thoughts about your faith life and walk with God. The picture of the back of the tapestry was exactly what I needed to hear today. I've been focussing on the tangles at the back too much and I needed your reminder of His will, His plan and His love. Thank you so much!

How wonderful to have a granddaughter who is learning to cook. My little granddaughter has an apron with her name on it and I think that might be something Oksana would like someday. There are many sewers who are making designer aprons and they are just lovely. It's just a little idea for you.

And one more thing - I like the meme and I'm going to do it. But right now I have to prepare my lesson for confirmation class in a few hours so it must wait.

Have a happy day, my friend!

retha said...

Any old book is wonderful to have. I think. But something specially dedicated and that those songs.
Maybe I should say; some old books.

Cjdusse said...

Very interesting! :)

Knit-Wit said...

I'm catching up on my reading. Looks like you had a great Easter and I enjoyed reading your meme.

Cjdusse said...

I have done your 5 questions meme

Mary@notbefore7 said...

What a neat book! Hope you enjoy.

Love the list - it is fun to learn more about the bloggers I read.

Never been to OK myself...would love to be a realtor if it wasn't all PM's and weekends. Maybe one day.

Unknown said...

Enjoy reading your Meme, & learning about you. I have done one close to this before.
The book is a neat gift..

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very nice gifts! I always enjoy reading memes, especially yours because they are so Christ centered.


Rose of Sharon said...

What a lovely gift from Jennifer! How very sweet! It was fun reading things abuot you! A back seat driver???? hmmmmm! Just kidding!

:0) Sharon

Brenda said...

Thanks, Susan, for humoring me. It has helped to get to know you better! I have a cousin in Tulsa. We visited there many years ago while living in Wichita Falls, TX.
Brenda :)

Anonymous said...

Susan- I did your meme on my blog-

Bobbi said...

Oh Susan, your blog is always such a blessing. I think instead of penless writer, you should be priceless writer. ;)
You always bring a smile to my face!
Hope you have a very blessed day!
((( hugs))) and blessings!