Friday’s Feast 122

December 15, 2006

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What was your very first job with a paycheck?
My first paying job was at Jo-Ann Fabrics. It was a pretty cool gig. They had a really nice incentive program for employees to sew garments for display. You received everything including patterns, fabric and notions, with a 50% discount as long as you let them display your product for a month when it was sewn. We always worked a season ahead so my clothes were off of display just in time to wear them. Of course in the end I was working for my wardrobe and a little spending money…but when you are in high school, that’s all you really need!

Did you ever lose something really important to you?
Once I lost a little diamond studded band that was my mom’s. I was crushed. I tore the house apart looking for it. Months later it turned up when I pulled a desk away from the wall to vacuum. It rattled in the vacuum cleaner and got spit out. What a save!

What is the best Christmas present you ever received?
The last Christmas we had with my dad I was at Purdue and the snow was so deep and coming down steady. It looked like I was staying at school for the holiday until my mom called to tell me to be ready – dad was coming. And sure enough, he did. It was so neat to see him plodding down the street in front of my dorm. I still don’t know how we made it home. I-65 looked the same as the fields on either side. I guess that would be one of my best Christmas rememberings, and a gift for me.

Main Course
Tell about a favorite “hang out” place for you and your friends when you were in high school.
We didn’t really have one, unless you want to call Broadway from about 61st Avenue to Ridge Road a hang-out. When I was in high school we would cruise that stretch of road most evenings beginning about dusk. Once in awhile we would park, sit on the hoods of our cars and visit. That was back in the day when gas was relatively inexpensive and you didn’t have to worry too much about the boogey man.

Name something that always brings a smile to your face.
Hearing children laugh always makes me smile. Willi’s jokes always make me smile, too. And there are plenty of them! Snow makes me smile. Music always makes me smile, too! I could go on and on…


8 Responses to “Friday’s Feast 122”

  1. debi Says:

    We are trying to get all the decorations unpacked and on the tree. We(Joe and I) are worn out.I am supposed to be doing clean up right now. I just had to check in here and I am so glad I did. As always,you postings are such a treat for me.My favorite tonight,the “Salad” course. Love all the stories of your Mom and Dad. I am always smiling when I finish reading you.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    My favorite was dessert because music definitely makes me smile, too!!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    that is real sweet that willi makes you smile, its great to be in tune with our partners eh

  4. daddy d Says:

    I lost my wedding ring at the golf course. Someone did find it and turned it into the proshop. I had my choice of about four ring that had been turned in. I picked my own because of all the years of love it represented. Also, it had what looked like the biggest 14K Au content.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Hey hun just to say I am back now not posted for ages had stuff to do just hopped in to say hi.

  6. graymama Says:

    I am turning green with envy over your appetizer. Whenever I see the help wanted sign at JoAnn’s, I dream of the days when Buddy is in preschool, and I can work again 🙂

  7. graymama Says:

    I guess I should say work for $ again, since I currently work for hugs and sticky kisses 🙂

  8. gawilli Says:

    Sticky Kisses are the best, anyway.

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