First, a Programming Note: Laura’s Weekly Song Challenge will not be seen this week. It’ll return next week at its regular time.
Time once again for Share Your World! Every week, Melanie from Sparks From A Combustible Mind asks us questions that we answer in order to make us a little more than a stream of bits and bytes. Here we go…
Why do we have such trouble telling our loved ones that we love them? Do you have that kind of communication issue with your loved ones?
This question was inspired by a post by Mitch Teemley. I think there’s a tendency to assume that the other person already knows that you love them and that it goes without saying, so they don’t say it. Guys in particular are like this.
Decorations for holidays? Spirit lifters or pain in the butt? Or a mix?
Mary and I don’t decorate for any holiday, because of the cats. Now that there are only two cats, we don’t have the energy or inclination to start now. The guy across the street has a veritable Bacchanalia of Christmas inflatables and lights that he and his son put up on Thanksgiving and take down after New Year’s, and we enjoy his efforts, mostly because we don’t have to drag all the stuff out and put it up, then take all of it down and stow it all away.
Do you donate to charities? Of your time, do you feel money is the only true gift, or other? (nod to Rory for this idea)
We donate to church and to various disaster relief agencies when there’s been some sort of natural disaster. As for the “save the world for $19 a month” organizations, we don’t contribute. The only one of them I’d consider giving to is St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. There are many local charities that we give to, such as the Salvation Army, Toys For Tots, Atlanta Union Mission etc.
Are you too superstitious or have you ever played with a Ouija Board?
Superstitious? No. Concerned about unleashing evil spirits? Yes. We had a Ouija board when I was a kid; I think Milton Bradley was marketing them as a game for ages 5 and up. We lost interest in it, and I lost track of it. Which is just as well.
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