Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wednesday Hodgepodge - Vol 80



1. How many students were in your high school graduating class? Did you know most, if not all of them?
I haven't the foggiest idea.  I'm guessing about 250.  It was in 1986 - I do remember that! ;-)  I'd say I was friendly with a lot of them.  There were 'clicks' of kids, but I didn't care who was who. I talked to anyone who would listen. 

2. What was the last thing you photographed?
The kids graduating from my preschool/day care.


3. Pickles-love 'em or loathe 'em? If its love what's something you eat that needs a pickle?
I LOVE PICKELS. Especially the sour dill ones that you find in a bucket at the grocery store.  YUM!!!  When my boys get burgers at restaurants, they all pile their pickles on my plate.  

4. What's a stereotype you seem to perpetuate without meaning to?
Hockey Mom's are pitbulls with lipstick.

5. Ever been horse back riding? If so is it something you enjoy? If not, do you have any interest? Did you watch the Kentucky Derby? Will you be watching the last leg of the Triple Crown this weekend?
My husband took me riding for an anniversary present about 10 years ago.  I loved it.  For some reason we never did it again.  I don't watch the Kentucky Derby or the Triple Crown.  

6. What's your favorite 'wedding' movie?
The Wedding Date with Deborah Messing and Dermont Mulroney.
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7. What is one 'tourist attraction' in the USA that you'd like to see in person?
Mount Rushmore.  I've never been to that side of the country.  I live on the east coast and have seen many attractions.  Now that our boys are teenagers, I'd like to travel more to the west.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Zachary's friend committed suicide two days ago.  Last night the school held a candle light vigil.  Zachary told me that his friend seemed happy the day it happened.  However his home life was not a good one.  The mother took off when he was a little boy and the father is an alcoholic.  His 8th grade brother found him and called 911.  It is so sad to think a boy would feel so alone and that low the commit suicide.  My heart breaks for him and for my son.  Zachary isn't handling this well.  Zach was very good friends with the boy and feels bad that he never mentioned how sad he was.  

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12 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. I don't remember how many were in my graduating class....it was long ago.

    I'm so sorry about your son's friend. It is awful when anyone commits suicide. My husband's brother did a few years after we were married, but there were tons of warning signs. It must be so much harder when there are none.....especially for a close friend. It probably won't comfort your son, but usually people who are suicidal and mean it do not give any indications. At least none that are very noticeable.

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    1. That's what I told him. People may seem fine on the outside, but on the inside they may be in pain.

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  2. Oh that is heartbreaking. I will keep your son and the boy's family in my prayers.

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  3. I'm sorry about your son's friend. It's so hard to see a young person pass,especially by their own hand.

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  4. Great answers Aunt Tami!
    My favorite were #3,#4(LOL),and #7!

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  5. Oh my, how sad for your family! I don't even have words to say except that you will all be in my prayers... I love dill pickles too :)

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  6. it's so great to find out more about you! I'd love to ride horseback with you west to Mount Rushmore eating pickles all the way!! LOL

    So terribly sorry for your son and the loss he has experienced. such a tragic thing to deal with so young. thoughts and prayers go out to him. hopefully the school will have some counsellors available for students.

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  7. That's very sad, Tam. Strange but I've heard oftten that the people seem very happy right before hand. I hope the school has counsellors to help. I hope Zach realizes he played no role in this and learns to come to terms with this. It will take time. And for Robert I wish light wings and peace.

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  8. So sorry about your son't friend. It is heartbreaking to think that they think that that is their best choice at that moment. Prayers for them!

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  9. Firstly - I loved your stereotype! Wish I had thought about that one - cuz it's certainly true for me as well! hehehe...

    On a serious note - my heart breaks for your son, and for his friend's family... especially his brother who found him. Will be praying for grace and peace during this time...

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  10. Thank you for stopping over. How could I forget The Wedding Date, it is one of my favorites. I guess I have a lot of favorites. It is such a great movie. Maybe I will watch it today!!!
    Keeping your son in my thoughts and prayers.

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  11. Mt Rushmore is on my list of places yet to see, as well.
    So sorry for your loss.

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