In the past year, I've read many of the MeMe posts. While I enjoyed all of them, I haven't followed the trend and wasn't totally sure what the process was... Then Carole Provenzale "tagged" me for a MeMe! What? Me?
I immediately logged on to AR, clicked the search button and was over whelmed by all the information on MeMe's! During my quest for information, I discovered Sondra Meyer, one of my United Country partners in crime, had tagged me earlier this month! What? Me?
Here we go... Two for the price of one...
1. I grew up in Naperville, Illinois, living in the same house; I am an only child and I wore a uniform every school day until I went to college. I grew up in the same home all my life, never moving until I got married and even then my husband Ray and I only moved one town over. I am an only child and I love it! I never wanted a brother or a sister - I'm probably one of the few that can play Monopoly by themselves and have fun doing it!
2. I am a Richard Nixon buff. I was born in 1968 and have always been interested in the politics of the 60's and the history of the Vietnam War. In my opinion, Nixon was a fine statesman and had a handle on world dynamics. I have Nixon presidential buttons, magazines, original newspaper headlines, copies of the eulogies given at his funeral, autographed photos and most of his books.
3. I am a magazine junkie. I subscribe to and read a whole range of magazines - from Progressive Farmer, to Oprah, to School Planning & Management, to Taste of Home to Cat Fancy and everything in between. I try to read a least one magazine article and or chapter in a book every night before bed.
4. I've always wanted to open up a new/used book store. Since my early teen years, I've had the dream of owning and running my own book store - the dream has changed from new books, to used to both. But, I have always envisioned big, over stuffed chairs, a coffee bar, lots of greenery and lots of light. One of these days, I'll figure out how to turn this dream into a reality.
5. I am running for a spot on our School Board...Again.I grew up attending a private school and had no idea what to expect when we moved to Missouri and enrolled our children in public school. I've been very pleased with the system. Immediately, I knew I wanted to be part of the positive process of educating our children. This will be my third try - obviously, the first two were un-successful. Even though I've lived here eight years, I'm still an "outsider." (I am guessing I always will be, but that is a whole new post!)
And with that, I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes, from the one and only, Richard Nixon:
A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.