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10/25/11

Chats on the farmhouse porch


Today I'm chatting with Patrice at Everyday Ruralty
Barbie asks: What's your favorite coffee drink?
I am not a coffee drinker. I never have been. Just never could acquire a taste for it. When I want a nice cup of something hot, I love hot chocolate with a big scoop of marshmallow Fluff in it.
Dreaming asks: What's the chore you hate the most that you wish Blogger would come do?
Dust. I am one of those collectible type people that love "stuff". But I absolutely hate to move all the stuff to do the dusting. I wish somebody would invent a vacuum that you set in the middle of the floor and turn it on and it just sucks all the dust out of the room. But until that happens, it would be great if Blogger could come and use some Pledge for me.
Farm Girl asks: Why did you decide to start a blog?

I have always loved to write and always wanted to write a book. Well, I did write a small one for the family a few years back. But I never could find the time to sit down and write an entire book. Someone suggested I trying blogging. I thought I would never find enough to say, but decided to give it a try. I've been at it for two years and can't imagine NOT being able to blog.
Suzanne asks: Who's your most famous relative?
Back in the late 1700's, one of my great-great, etc. Adkins relatives, Parker Adkins had an illegitimate daughter by Princess Blue Sky, daughter of Shawnee Indian Chief Cornstalk. We have heard that story our whole life. It appears that they had a daughter together and she was named Charity. Shortly after her birth, Blue Sky died and Parker's wife Mary took her in and raised her as her own. Some of the stories handed down are this version. Other stories say that Blue Sky actually lived and changed her name to Mary when Parker married her. We don't which is the truth, but we do no Charity was the granddaughter of Chief Cornstalk.

Cathy Kennedy asks: Have you ever given yourself a home perm?

Yes, one time. I have natural curly hair and thought a perm might help control it better. I thought wrong. Even with using the large rollers I looked like a poodle gone awry. Fortunately, I did it when my hair was long so I was able to get it cut short and get most of the perm out so it looked okay.

5 comments:

Patrice said...

From the curly Afghan Hound to the Poodle- hello! I'm glad you joined us on the porch today.I'll join you with the hot chocolate. I prefer it to coffee.That's an interesting story about Charity. I have an air cleaner machine that really helps with the amount of dust. Dust is a problem here because tractors and trucks riding by seem to give me more than my share.

I hope to see you on the porch next week!

My Kid's Mom said...

I'm having an awful time with dust right now! Tis the season - harvest season that is - lots of bean dust flying around.

EmptyNester said...

I'm not a coffee drinker either but I have always loved hot chocolate with marshmallow fluff! YUMMY! And the dust issue! What a grand idea! If you ever find it, let me know!!!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Total coolness with the family line there. I wish I could dig something up that neat about my family.

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Stephanie V said...

I have curly hair, too. Never considered that a perm might straighten it at all.. they were.just for making more curls.
Interesting story about your relative.