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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Wednesday Medley for March 27
Yes, it's Wednesday again, and time for the Wednesday Medley atYour Friend from Florida. Terri comes up with the questions and bloggers answer them on their own blogs. Why not head over and get the questions so you can join in this week? The focus is on names, beginning with the celebration of
NATIONAL JOE DAY!
a cup of “joe” with all of your friends named Joe, Jo, Joette, Joey,
Joseph, Josephine, Johanna, Joann, Jodie or any variant of the name Joe
every year on March 27th, National Joe Day.
1. Who is your favorite "Joe/Jo" and what can you tell us about him or her?
That's an easy one; it's my daughter Joanna, at left in photo below, which was taken in Nevada this past fall. She lives in Nevada and has six children ranging in age from 3 to 12. She homeschools, plays piano for her church, helps her hubby with his business, and much, much more. A busy gal and one of my favorite people.
2. Who were you named for and do you or did you know that person?
I'm told I was named for my great-aunt Sadie, pictured below in her high school graduation photo. See the diploma in her hand? She was my grandfather's beloved older sister, but she died as a young woman, long before I was born.
3. Do you have a middle name and do you like it/use it?
I do have a middle name and I do like it, though I seldom use it.
4. Have you ever named your car? Tell us about it, please!
Oh, yes! We frequently have named our vehicles, though we don't always do so. Right now my husband's old plow truck (seen below) is named Old Red. We once had an older Lincoln that we named Mary Todd.
5. Tell us the name of a fictional character you have never forgotten and why you remember it so well.
Probably the first fictional character I remember well would be Jo March from Little Women. Not sure why I remember her so well. I guess I identified with her in many ways as far as liking to write, enjoying the outdoors, not liking a lot of fuss with my clothes, etc. In Jo's Boys, I remember thinking (after reading the book a few times) that she was so wise as a mother and as a sort of housemother at the school she and her husband ran. I also loved that she and Laurie stayed close friends through the years.
My copies of Little Women and Jo's Boys from girlhood
In this illustration from Little Women, Jo would be the one standing at left.
6. Share something random with us about your week.
Let's see ... it's a very, very busy one due to a memorial service for a friend at our church. Lots of details to help with. It's our blessing and privilege to do so, but the week is very busy. So far, it's also been a beautiful, blue sky and sunshine week -- but very cold and windy! Still plenty of snow up here too, along with the mud. The photo below was taken last Wednesday along our walking route.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.