Five MORE Things About Me That You Don't Know? Meme'd Again!

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Real Estate Agent with Bradfield Properties 532238

Lauren Corna of Southlake, Texas, meme's me a couple of days ago, but I've been too busy drying out (or TRYING to dry out - stop raining for a second, will ya?) to respond.  I'm going to grab a couple of minutes while the sun is briefly peeking through the clouds and the creek is slowly dropping for the third time in two days to reply. 

1.  I grew up (until age 10) on an 800 acre church camp in East Texas, the daughter of an extremely ecumenical Methodist minister.  I can remember dinners at our table that included my father, the local Baptist preacher, the local rabbi, the local Catholic priest, and a religious leader of one or another of the sects in India all sitting around the table talking shop.  This upbringing had an impact on my world view that I'm still learning the ramifications of. 

2.  Since we shared the 800 acres with an assortment of wildlife, including snakes of various persuasions, my parents felt that I should become familiar with the different kinds and which ones I could pick up versus which ones had best be left to their own devices.  So, when the campers found a snake in or around their cabin, they'd call my father.  Daddy would go get the snake, put it in a jar, and bring it home for my edification.  At age 5, I had approximately 40 snakes in jars in my back yard, from garter snakes to coral snakes, king snakes to rattlesnakes, and everything in between.  I don't have a lot of issues with snakes, as a result.  However, one piece of snake-related advice:  do not, I repeat, DO NOT, even with a .22, shoot a snake in a metal chicken coop - your ears will be ringing for hours.  (Don't ask me how I know this, it's too embarrassing.)

3.  I have pretty good eye-hand coordination (meaning, things frequently go directly from my eye to my hand, bypassing my brain - uh, oh!).  Which explains why, the first time I sat down to a typewriter in typing class (oops, dated myself there, didn't I - how long ago did they stop having typing class in high school?) I typed 60 wpm.  Also means I'm an excellent shot with a rifle, not so great with a handgun, because I didn't have any real experience with a handgun until I was about 12 when a Texas Ranger taught me how to use one, while I learned to shoot a rifle at 8, taught by my Daddy the preacher. 

4.  I first took riding lessons at age 40 (although, as a Texan grownig up when I did, I'd of course been on a horse now and again over the course of my life).  Mainly because I wanted to go trail riding in the New Mexico mountains where I'd seen dogs trip on some of the trails they took and I thought I ought to have a clue  That turned, ultimately, into 55 acres, 10 horses, cows, chickens, and all the other accoutrements of a move to the country (including a tractor (actually, two), guys!).  

5.  Once something catches my interest, I don't tend to do it by halves, but dive in full tilt boogie.  (See 1 through 4 above.)  

Now, who shall I tag?  Hmmm . . . .

Pattie Reeves, of Magnolia, Texas

Leslie Olson, a stager from Austin, Texas

Janie Coffey, of Miami, Florida

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Rainmaker
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Real Estate - Fallon, MT
Sounds like modern day living in the wild west... Not many Horses, Guns or 800 acre spread here in the northeast.   Hope you dry out down there...
Jun 28, 2007 11:05 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Tricia Jumonville
Bradfield Properties - Georgetown, TX
Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense

Well, Dan, most of that was more years ago than I want to think about. 

Except for the horses.  And, well, there's still the guns.  The acres, though, are down to 55 (though the camp itself has grown to about 2,000, over there in East Texas). 

The horses, though, are Morgans, and my matriarch, Lydia, was born and bred in Vermont, closer to your neck of the woods. 

 

Jun 28, 2007 11:11 AM #2
Rainer
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Bruce Bourgault, Vice President, Mpro
Central Pacific Homeloans - Honolulu, HI
Hi Tricia -- Thanks for sharing with us.  I am always amazed at what people have done in their lives.
Jun 28, 2007 11:17 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Tricia Jumonville
Bradfield Properties - Georgetown, TX
Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense

Hec, Bruce, I'm always amazed at what I've done in my own life (as I suspect others are, as well, about their own lives), when I start thinking about it.  Who was that person, anyway? 

Or maybe it's just getting old.  I do remember, when I was a little girl, being somewhat outraged - "But there's so many lives to live!  Why do I get just ONE!!!!!"

Jun 28, 2007 11:26 AM #4
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Lauren Corna
Archway Realty, LLC - Southlake, TX
Broker

Tricia-  Wow ... Great Blog !!  It was fun to read about you !!   I had a feeling you are spunky !!  Spunky is a good thing.

Jun 28, 2007 02:57 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Tricia Jumonville
Bradfield Properties - Georgetown, TX
Texas REALTOR , Agent With Horse Sense

Thanks, Lauren!  And thanks again for tagging me - it was fun, both reading your own meme and writing this one. 

 

Jun 28, 2007 04:04 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Tricia.... I know what you mean.... Sometimes Yester'year seems more like yesterday...
Jun 28, 2007 11:53 PM #7
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Lucky Lang
Keller Williams Realty Marco Island - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate

Tricia,

I just added this meme to your other meme on my alphabetical meme list.

Lucky :)

Jul 01, 2007 12:17 PM #8
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