17 Apr 2024


 1. What's a skill you think everyone should have? 

being polite

2. Do you have a special place or organizational system for gift wrapping? Do you still buy 'real' cards to send for birthdays, anniversaries, get-well, etc? 

I am not talented at all for gift wrapping, if there is a mountain of gift packages, you can see immediately the one I wrapped ! Since more and more people I know have an email, I only send self-made email cards, or I call the person. I've never been a fan of postcards; I preferred writing letters or making phone calls.

 3. It's National Banana Day...are you a fan? What's your favorite thing to make with bananas or, if you're not a cook, your favorite thing to eat that contains banana? 

I like bananas, but I have no fantasy at all how to eat it otherwise then just peeled or cut in little pieces if I mix it with other fruits.

4. Do you believe in second chances? Elaborate. 

I really don't know, because belong now to the 3rd youth. 

I had one big chance in my life which lasted 54 years, now honestly I don't want a second chance I only want a healthy life as long as possible without loosing my mind and be able to still have fun. 

5. What is your idea of fun? 

I like to have company and meet up with friends, I like to go to the theater to see a fun play, or to Shows and musicals.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Despite the fact that we are really spoiled here, and they try to cheer us up with interesting games we all are affected by this terrible weather, nobody even the nearly 100 years old remember such a rather warm but always humid or rainy weather.

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  1. Very nice picture with Rick, and red as the predominant colour!

  2. Some people send cards, others don't bother. I guess it's another dying custom.

  3. Great pick! Being polite goes a long way.

  4. My best fun came in our young, impoverished days from a bridge night. Spouse and I were partners, playing against another bridge loving couples from our friends. Intellectual stimulation, socialising, good white wine and plenty of nibbles!

  5. I enjoyed your answers. Being polite is a good one

  6. Good manners never go out of style! That's a sweet photo of you and your Rick. I hope you're having a nice week!


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