“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.”  Voltaire

QUESTION NUMBER ONE:  Are you worried about the survival of the earth?

Absolutely not.  The earth will survive.  It’s humans that might not make it.  Yes, I do get perturbed when talk shows discuss the fate of the earth.  This old earth is just going to keep spinning in space no matter what we do to it.  We just might not be along for the ride.

QUESTION NUMBER TWO:  What is the secret of a happy marriage?

A vivid imagination.  Don’t you think that that’s a lot of pressure to put on a marriage.  Maybe we should spend our lives pursuing things that make us happy and don’t get us incarcerated.  And maybe we should grant that grace to everyone else in our lives.  Secret phrases to use with husbands to keep them happy.  “That’s a great idea!”  “I really like that way of looking at it!”  “You did a nice job on that.  Lovely!”  Don’t forget the exclamation!!!

QUESTION NUMBER THREE:  Did you ever think about doing an advice column?

I would, but I’m too busy giving advice.  (Ignore the answer to question two.)  But for those of you who might find value in getting advice from someone who knows as little as the next person, feel free to send in your questions.

QUESTION NUMBER FOUR:  Why do you post a blog entry everyday?

That question requires a many layered answer.  First, I don’t have a life it’s a challenge I set for myself after I retired, due in part to the urging of my daughter-in-law.  Second, I know that in order to get good at something it’s best to do it often.  Kind of like practicing a musical instrument every day.  I’m practicing.  Feel free to read something else or scroll through Facebook when you’re not playing computer games.

QUESTION NUMBER FIVE:  How long are you going to continue this endeavor?

For as long as it’s fun.


It’s code for Frequently Given Answers.  Most people can come up with some sort of answers, even from an early age.  “The dog ate my homework,” comes immediately to mind.  However, if a person goes into politics, FAQ tend to cause bouts of amnesia, which lead to FGA without much information attached.  Someone should test their drinking water.

QUESTION NUMBER SEVEN:  Is there going to be a picture with this post?

Why not!

hanging plant

This is a picture of a hanging basket my children gave me for my seventy-fifth birthday.  I keep photographic proof that I haven’t killed it.  The secret is to water it every day in hot weather.  In case you’d ask.

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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