A Meme – 8 Things You Probably Never Wanted to Know

I was tagged by littlesketches to do a meme.  Her blog is absolutely charming and fun to read.

 The rules of this meme are:

  • When tagged you must link to the person who tagged you.

  • Post the rules before your list

  • List 8 random things about yourself
  • At the end of the post you must tag and link to 8 other people
  • Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog, linking back to your meme.

Here are 8 random things about me:

  1. I started my blog the same month this year that I turned 75.
  2. I’m a widow, a mother of 4, grandmother of 6 and great-grandmother of 2 (and loving owner of an 8-year-old hound mix)
  3. I started doing office/secretarial work 60 years ago and retired as the vice-president of a small sales/engineering company.
  4. I’ve been a baseball fan all my life with one my earliest memories being going to old Crosley Field in Cincinnati with my father to see the Reds.
  5. I have collections of all kinds of things – vintage dishes and kitchen ware, scottie dogs, harness horses, county and state fairs, baseball memorabilia, etc.
  6. I’ve always loved harness horse racing and my father was a well-known local harness horse driver/trainer. 
  7. I’m an Andy Griffith groupie since the original 1960s television shows.  My youngest daughter has given me all of the black and white episodes in box sets so I can enjoy them whenever I like.

  8. My late husband and I spent 15 years round dancing and square dancing.

I would like to tag the following bloggers:

Salmagundi Express

Hensteeth at Dancing on Eggshells


The Quilting Belle

Life Lessons

Quilts & Pieces

Material Girl

Robert at Poetic Asides

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

10 thoughts on “A Meme – 8 Things You Probably Never Wanted to Know”

  1. Hello, Lilian

    Thank you for sharing your 8 random things. We may not have so many things in common, but I do think we have two: love for vintage dishes and kitchen ware, and making jams and preserves! 🙂 You remind me of my late mother-in-law, she was very active (in her book club and knitting group) at age 78, even with pain in her hips.

    Keep healthy and happy, Lilian! And keep on posting! I love to read your stories!


  2. Okay, I just realized my “correction” comment came out sounding weirder than my original comment. Think I’ll just quit before I did myself any deeper.


  3. Lillian, the town I grew up in was often described to me as Mayberry, frozen in time in the South of thirty years previous. My tiny hometown is close to where you were last stationed, but located oceanside.

    You know, if you weren’t such a Cinci girl, you could have lived a Mayberryesque life too, as the area didn’t change drastically until the interstates were fully built in the early 1980s.

    (I’m sorry for being vague. My daughter is in the service, so I must keep anonymous for her sake, as well as by my preference.)

  4. Lilian,
    I came over from Robert’s blog because you tagged him, and I am really enjoying yours. how do you do the snow effect? it’s very nice.

  5. Thank you for linking to me 🙂 I want to add you to my Blogroll too. I’ve been looking around your blog and you are an inspiration! I know I can learn a lot from you. Nice to “meet” you.

    AKA Angelnina

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