Share Your World For October 14, 2019

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.

See you in the funny papers!

13 thoughts on “Share Your World For October 14, 2019

  1. Missed this the first time around for which reason I love your weekly round ups. I have stopped decorating since the kids grew up, with the exception of the Christmas tree. I still have the stuff and am seriously considering selling it all at a garage sale. I’ve only done the Ouija board once I think at a slumber party in my teens. I think it was rigged. Yes to St. Jude’s.

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  2. My one and only decoration for Halloween is a pumpkin that is a lamp. I bring it out this time of the year. We enjoy the Christmas holidays and put up a small artificial tree. It brightens our apartment so I don’t mind putting it up and taking it down. We donate if we feel it is a worthy cause. Superstitious, no!

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  3. Thanks John for Sharing Your World! I love Christmas lights, and I’m a big fan of Halloween (so many interesting decoration choices), but I’m with you in the ‘why drag it out only to have to drag it back IN again) school of thought. My brother, who had four children (all are grown now) said this year he’s NOT doing his ‘traditional’ Halloween spooky yard because he’s TIRED. I wonder if he’ll make the effort for Christmas either. That’s the only down side to all that beauty … having to take it down again. Well I’m grateful for those who make the effort. But to each their own absolutely! 🙂

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  4. I usually just decorate for Halloween and Christmas. I don’t do a lot, just set some stuff around, a few things in the windows, and a small Christmas tree. And I agree with you about the Ouija board – not superstitious but concerned about opening a portal that evil spirits could use to come through.

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    1. We knew a couple (both sadly deceased) who used to go all-out for Christmas. When they moved to this area from Chicago, they brought all the Christmas decorations with them, and had to finish the attic so they could store all that stuff. We loved them, but could never understand why. It’s one thing if you have young kids (yours or your grandkids) around, but it was just them and a divorced daughter (their only kid, who never had kids of her own).

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