From Aussie Therese: I want to know your favourite childhood memory.
I wish I could pick just one! I really had a great upbringing-I was very blessed! My favorite memories were always when we had family parties that included my aunts and uncles and cousins. We had a rec room in the basement, and it was always full with music and laughter and lots of great Italian food! I always loved those times when we were all together!
I also was blessed that my maternal Grandma and her oldest sister, Aunt Mary lived in the flat upstairs from us. I know it helped Mom and Dad out a lot when I was little as they always had a babysitter available. I loved going up there, and would run up several times a day! My Grandma would get so mad at me because I would throw the door open and yell for ,"Auntie Mary!"-even if Grandma was sitting at the table when I walked in! I love them both so much. I am glad they are in Heaven, but I do miss those days!
From Sarah (JOT): If you were stranded (only for a short time) on an island, what would you bring with you . . . ???
Assuming I had signal (we are in the era of 3G, aren't we?), I would bring my kindle and my cell phone. I could email for help, and download things to read on the kindle while I waited (including spiritual reading!). I would probably want my rosary with me as well. Odd that I assume my technology would work. If not, I would want several books with me that I had not read before. I probably would also want my looms with me, so I could catch up on my knitting!
Thanks for the great questions, Sarah and Therese!