I asked my good blogging friend, Annabel, to think of some questions for this blog meme going around. As I had predicted, she asked questions I would enjoy answering. Thank you, Annabel.
1.You mentioned that you were thinking of going to church. What have been your church experiences? Did you go as a kid? Where you Baptized? If you go, which church will you attend?
I had a great experience on my grandmother's farm growing up. She went to a little country church with charismatic preachers. I always felt at home despite the doom and gloom in the preaching. The people going to that church were loving, kind, community based. I was baptized at around twelve which I think was too young. I really didn't understand the meaning of salvation and the implications. I will probably attend my mother's Catholic church for awhile and see how that goes. She is going to start going with me. My neighbor, Joyce, said her church would be "too elderly" for my tastes.
2. I know you love the weather. Have you ever seen a real tornado (in life, not t.v.)? What is the most interesting weather phenomenon that you have experienced?
I have never seen a tornado, but I have seen funnel clouds -- the harbingers of tornadoes. The most interesting weather phenomenon I lived through was the super storm of '93. Snow drifts piled up against the trailer I was living in and it swayed in the harsh wind all night long. I remember leaving work and the snow was really coming down and it was lightning and thundering something crazy (thunder snow). I was my only experience with a snow more than just a few inches.
3. You are an amazing writer and I know you’re writing your memoirs. If you could choose any writer in history (or current) to write your biography, who would it be and why?
William Faulkner, bar none. Of course, I would choose a southern writer from Mississippi. Faulkner had a way of being hard to read and obtuse much like my own life and emotions. I would love to read how he handled my alcoholism, schizophrenia, and my interactions with George and the gang. I would love for his biography of me to be The Sound and the Fury Part II.
4. If you could change anything about your appearance, what would you change?
Puffy cheeks. I hate my puffy cheeks. The picture I show on this blog sometimes was when I was at my slimmest. I miss those cheekbones being shown.
5. If you could choose your very last meal before you die, what would you have?
That's an interesting question, but easy to answer. I would have a plate of my late grandmother's macaroni and cheese -- the traditional southern way she always prepared it with hoop sharp cheddar and a creamy white sauce.
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