Hey, kids, what time is it? Why, it’s Share Your World Time! Melanie has the rules, questions, badges, and pingbacks at her place. Are we ready? Awaaaaaay we go!
What news event do you vividly remember hearing about as a child, and where were you? I have to go with JFK’s assassination on November 22, 1963. The three of us were at home, sick with the flu, all out on the back porch (more like a family room) watching Bozo’s Circus, when they broke in with the news that he had been shot. A half hour later, they announced that he had died. I think he had probably died before we got the news he had been shot, but this was 1963 and news traveled at the speed of rush hour traffic, when the reporters on the scene had to line up to use the pay phones to call in with their stories. I think the local Dallas channels did a better job than the networks. A YouTube user named David Von Pein has a fantastic channel where he’s accumulated videos from the TV networks, audio from the radio networks, and all the local radio and TV reporting.
The thing I remember really clearly was Lee Harvey Oswald being shot and killed by Jack Ruby a couple of days later (Sunday). We were waiting for our parents to get ready to go to Mass and were watching TV and saw the whole thing happen. We didn’t make it to church that day…
What is a Christmas song that makes you cringe? The ones by Paul McCartney ("Wonderful Christmastime") and John Lennon ("Happy Christmas (War Is Over)"). Those and "Do They Know It’s Christmas?" The first is just insipid, the last two annoying and preachy.
What is one place you shop(ped prior to Covid) that might have surprised people? I’m not sure of anywhere, honestly. I remember going to a Christian bookstore looking for Phil Keaggy albums, but that’s about the only thing, and that isn’t really that unusual.
What is your least favorite holiday side dish? Green bean casserole. Gack!
Share something heart warming that’s happened to you lately. Not heartwarming, necessarily, but I received my leg pump for my ongoing lymphedema issues. Kate, my therapist, and Mike, the salesman, did a great job getting Aetna to pay for 80% of it. It pushes the lymph away from my leg and back into the lymphatic system so that I can get rid of it. I have to go to the bathroom a lot more (my new nickname is Captain Whiz), but I don’t care: it’s out of my leg, which makes my leg a lot lighter and more flexible and makes the compression garment I wear work better. It’s a huge boost to my sense of well-being.