Share Your World: 2016 Week 42

By: sonofabeach96

Oct 26 2016

Category: Uncategorized


Time for the latest round of Share Your World from Cee’s Photography.

There’s a bit of a twist this week, with Cee’s partner asking the questions, which I’m woefully late in answering:

Chris, from 61 Musings blog and my wife (for those who don’t know), wanted to ask the questions this week. So here are her questions. Enjoy!”

Here are Chris’ questions for the week:

If you wanted to de-clutter where you live, what room / space would you start with? (And why, if you’re feel like admitting to it.)

Our home office.  It’s not a big room to begin with, and if left untended to for a week, it’s like a paper bomb goes off.  I swear, we have most of our bills on auto withdrawal or paperless, but we still end up with PAPER out the ying-yang.

If you want to remember something important, how do you do it (sticky note on the fridge, string around your finger, etc.), and does it work?

I do the memo thing on my calendar on my phone.  It’s the one thing I’m fairly certain is on my person at all times during my day.

If you could create a one room retreat just for yourself, what would be the most important sense to emphasize: sight (bright natural light, dim light, etc.), hearing (silence, music, fountain, etc.), smell (candles, incense, etc), touch (wood, stone, soft fabrics, etc.), or taste (herbal tea, fresh fruit, etc.)?

If money were no object, it would be visual, as in a giant window overlooking the Sound:


or Lake Lure:


or something equally awe-inspiring…and pricey.  In my own home, it’d be auditory, in that there’d have to be music at my discretion.

If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?

I have my great-great grandparents’ names and know my story up to that point, but I don’t know much info past that.  I’d like to speak to my family members who actually decided to immigrate to America.  To me, leaving your homeland for a completely foreign land, with little or no resources, a language barrier, and high levels of the unknown takes an unbelievable level of courage and faith.  I’d love to hear firsthand what they were thinking, why, how, etc that they came to make that decision.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful for last week ending.  Period.

As for what I’m looking forward to in the coming week, I’d have to absolutely say the Cubs winning at least one game in Cleveland, although that does not look promising after last night.  Kluber was dominant.


Glad this dude won’t pitch every day.  Had my Cubs mystified by his nasty breaking ball.

Also, the boys have archery tryouts this week:


Hoping all the practice this Summer paid off.


My songs of the day are:

“Don’t Fade On Me” by Tom Petty

“WTF?” by OK Go

“Rewrite” by Paul Simon

“Low” by Kracker

“Things Happen” by Dawes

“Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” by Cage The Elephant

“At The Crossroads” by Robert Johnson

“I’m Still Here” by Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

23 comments on “Share Your World: 2016 Week 42”

  1. I think archery would be pretty fun to get into. Your boys must enjoy it? They have an outdoor range close to here, set up with stuffed bears and deer and other things. You can walk through and target practice. I am not much for hunting, but the range might be fun.

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  2. I love your answer about the grandparents motivation to immigrate. I have always been fascinated by that as well. I lost them early, never got to ask the question. It took strength, courage, determination. ☺

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  3. I think it would be super fascinating if you could talk to your great grandparents. Imagine the interesting stories they could tell.

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    • I knew both my great grandmother and great grandfather on my dads side. They were my grandma’s parents. They both lived into their mid-90’s, but I don’t know much history beyond that. It would be fantastic to talk with great great great grandparents.

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      • My Great Grandma is alive and in her 80’s. My Great Grandpa was also just 80 when he passed away. They are special people to me and my Grandma is still as sprightly as ever. I too would love to delve into my family history.

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      • I’d ask her for as much info, names, how they’re related, old photos. You’ll be glad, when you’re my age, that y’all talked about it.

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  4. Great questions and answers this week. My Great-Grandparents on my dad’s side both lived until they were nearly 100, and I remember them pretty well. He was 6’4″ and she was 4’11” ! When I was a baby, my whole family was on some Houston morning show with them because they were doing a segment on 75 year Wedding anniversaries. Man, I wish I could hunt down that tape.

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  5. Wow that room overlooking the sound, yes!

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  6. Catching up tonight, bud. The great-great-grandparent question: my family on both sides are almost all recent immigrants. Maternal grandmother, maternal great grandfather, paternal grandfather were immigrants so I did get to hear about the ‘old country’ from them. On the other hand, my father’s mother (maternal grandmother) was a ‘daughter of the American Revolution, in other words, her ancestor came over before the revolutionary war.

    I love that you’d open your home to the outdoors. Most guys would build a man cave. You’re the best!

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