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Sunday, July 27, 2008
Just A Little Something To Entertain You
I have recently been tagged by Cindy, My Corner Of Katy, to tell six random things about myself. Frances of Faire Gardens has tagged anyone who wants to participate....this counts for both!
Here are the rules as copied from Cindy's site and Frances' site:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on the blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
1. I love to mosaic...especially with tile and glass. I attended a wonderful weekend mosaic workshop with Sherrie Warner Hunter. She is well known for making concrete garden ornaments and is the author of, what else could it be but, 'Making Concrete Garden Ornaments'. What do you think of this end of the bar top I made? One of my favorite pieces is an umbrella holder that pays homage to my garden's plentiful Rudbeckia hirta (see above).
2. I traded my old Suburban for a mosaic shed! Really, the guy had a very large family and needed something large to haul everyone. I got a beautiful shed and a place to store lawn equipment.
Glass on glass mosaic from scraps of glass and an old window...it is built into the porch. (added 8/28/08)
It seemed a fair trade to me!
3. I spent my middle school years in Tampa. I have some of the best memories of absolute kid freedom. We would head out for a day of bicycling, lunch at a friends, and activities in the park all day long. It was idyllic in many ways, but then the early sixties were. I was very sad when we moved back to St. Louis in 1964! But it was just in time to watch them construct the Gateway Arch.
4. I am a trained and certified Family Mediator. I even worked part time as an 'on call' mediator in the court of a local judge. But here's what I figured out after too many years of mediating intractable divorce cases. ....I don't like conflict at that level, so I am retired from the mediation business!
5. When I was about 15, my best friend and I went to the Club Imperial (St Louis) to see Ike and Tina Turner...I hadn't the faintest idea who they were! But Linda could talk me into almost anything! She had a little red VW Bug and we went all over the place and probably just escaped serious trouble many times. Somehow she heard about this really cool review at a local dance club and dragged me along! Ike and Tina often played there on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Which meant we had not told our parents were we were really going, because it was a school night! Oh my, the things my mother never knew! This must have been just before Ike and Tina made it big and certainly before they went on tour with the Stones. The club was small and crowded. Did I say how small? I was standing about 5 feet from the 'stage'. They put on a great show! But here's the interesting part...we some how got to go 'backstage'. Backstage being a couple of rooms just off the dance floor. Ms Tina was back there trying to cool off. She was drenched in sweat and we girls helped mop her back. Sounds weird, but it was an adventure! Here we were at this cool club, when all our school mates were hanging out at the Steak and Shake and listening to Bob Kuban and The In-Men (The Cheater). Go here for an interview with Bob about his life, seeing Ike Turner at Club Imperial and a small bit of his song, The Cheater. Don't get me wrong, I loved our local band and their hit song, but Club Imperial was an adventure!
I hope you all have had fun with this tag, I did! Like others before me have invited you all to do...please participate as you want!
We do not remember days; we remember moments.
Cesare Pavese (1908 - 1950)