As you've probably figured out by now...I don't like to write. My mom loved to write. During WWII she wrote to about 100 soldiers every month. During her latter years, she sometimes wrote to well over 100 people each month, just to cheer them up. By that time, she had a copier, so she just had to write one 'quote sheet' or 'joke sheet' or what she referred to as 'one liners' and then make copies...but she still addressed most of the envelopes by hand, and sometimes added a personal letter also.
BUT...I did not get that gene from her. In fact, neither did either of my brothers or sisters. Come to think of it, I think that gene got killed off somewhere along the line, cause none of her 13 grandchildren were born with it either???!
I was however, born with her love of reading. 4 out of her 5 children, and many of her grandchildren, always have a book near by. That is a love my dad had also, so I guess it helped that both parents loved to read.
I do though believe, the most important 'gift' I received from my parents was their tenacity. In our house, nothing was ever impossible. We always figured out a way to solve any and all problems.
My dad was a Merchant Seaman for many years, and his favorite anecdote was "If something breaks when you're in the middle of the ocean, you can't call a repairman. You find a way to fix it...even if you have to use bubblegum!"
Therefore, I was raised to be a fixer and solver. I learned cooking and sewing from my mom, and building and repair from my dad.
This all brings me to the point of this blog: Don't ever give up without trying! If the first thing doesn't work...try the second and third. We CAN beat every problem and bad habit with patience and stamina. We are the VICTORS, and we CAN WIN!
Just a few things to think about along the way: