Share Your World, Feb 19, 2018

The questions below were asked by Cee on her Share Your World blog prompt:

How do you like your eggs? Egg salad made with mayo, mustard, celery, onions, celery seed and sweet pickles. Even better with grated carrots and mild cheddar cheese on whole wheat bread.

Have you ever met anyone famous? Bob Hope, John Wayne, Barbara Kingsolver, Alice Walker, Carolyn Forche, Dom Deluis, Jackie Gleason, Jack Anderson, Ray Bradbury, Macdonald Carey.

What was the first thing you bought with your own money? A savings bond.  I was a thrifty little girl. When I was five and six, my 11-year-older sister used to raid my piggy bank and when I’d object, say, “Judy, it’s all coming from the same place! ” (She meant that Dad gave us both an allowance.) I remember saying, “Yeah, and it’s all going to the same place, too—to you!”  It seemed important to safeguard my money.  A $25 savings bond cost $18.50 as I recall and in ten years made $6.50 in interest. A better investment than losing it to my sister!

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? I loved working with Christine, Fred and Emily—the wonderful musicians and singers who set my rhymed children’s books to music.  We have 6 tracks of the first (Sunup Sundown Song) on garage band.  I wrote the lyrics, Christine the music. Christine did guitar and lead vocals, Emily did backup vocals and fiddle, Fred did uke and percussion.  So fun.  Hope to have it available soon.  The book is all set up on Amazon and being formatted for Kindle.  I need to decide how to distribute the song that goes with it.  Any ideas?

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For Cee’s Share Your World prompt.

12 thoughts on “Share Your World, Feb 19, 2018

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Aw..We’ve just had an especially harrowing day. I’ve retyped the lyrics/words and run them off three times! Tricky combining books and songs so it works both ways. The book needs to be longer, but then the song gets repetitious, so I’ve reduced both books by about 1/4, I’d say.. trying to do so without taking away favorite parts. Needless to say, some had to be sacrificed..Feels like throwing out the baby with the bathwater, but Christine has had to make sacrifices as well. Fun, though. I’ll let you know when the book is on Amazon. I’m holding back until I see an agent to see if there is a possibility of publishing through a regular publisher. Probably not, but I already had an appointment with an agent coming to speak at our writer’s conference in Ajijic when I get home. You should come down for it next year!!!


    1. lifelessons Post author

      My dad used to tease me about the time I bought my first one. He took me into the bank with my piggy bank. The bank president took me into his office, as this was such a serious event and explained everything to me. I asked him if they would keep my money separate or mix it in with all the other money. They both thought that was very funny, but what they didn’t know was that I was considering investing my coin collection and wanted to make sure I got the same money back again, with interest. Ha. I didn’t ever tell that to my dad until years later when I was in high school and I heard him telling the story for the umpteenth time.



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