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Let's Get to Know Eachother

glenda_al
14 years ago

Started this thread, many years ago, and, generally, do a new one once in a while. All are welcome to share whatever desired. It is time for a new one.

ME:

Glenda from Alabama

Single

Retired school teacher after 30 1/2 years

Love cruising and other travels

Majored in home economics, and enjoy sharing recipes.

One married son and one grandson, who, I adore, both.

Been a member of KT, for many years, and have the privilege of meeting many KT friends.

Would not mind meeting a traveling companion, but not a permanent resident :o)

Avid water aerobics person and, new, to using exercise machines at health club

Next pretty please!!!!

Comments (115)

  • mcmann
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Glenda - thanks for starting this topic again.

    And another thanks to the new members and lurkers who have taken the time to add to this post. It's wonderful to met you. I hope you feel free to join in the discussions. The KT is a great place to spend some time. Glad to met you.

  • bulldinkie
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    First off bulldinkie is not a bulls dinkie,I got my name from purchasing 2 mini donkeys.The one didnt have tan markings looks like a baby moose hence the name bullwinkle,we call her bulldinkie,when my son set up my computer the password was to be bulldinkie,instead its username sooooo.now that that is clear...
    Im kim,im 54birthday fEb 25 IM married to my hubby for 39 years Aug 1,yep I was young,my mother & Father split,my dad moved away with his new lady and mother passed away.she was only 46.I have 3 grown kids 2 boys and 1 girl,4 grandkids 2 boys 2 girls 4,3,2,2 not twins.
    As most of you know Im fighting kidney disease,that is what killed my mother.Im on dialysis 3xs a week.Its been 3 yrs already.I dont have a life ,too tired to live.im hoping this is the year for a transplant so I can get back to living doing the things I love I kept busy taking cate of the farm,I did it all,mowed grass takes 5 1/2 hours,pool,gardens,love gardening,We raise Texas longhorn cattle,horses,mini donkeys,chickens,Hubby does it all now I just cant do it,I feel like such a burden at times.To the whole family.
    I like photography,crafts,crocheting,decorating old house,antiquing,
    ill try anything once within reason!!!lol

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    How fun is this !!
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  • jel48
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  • Cherryfizz
    14 years ago
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    I guess I should put my 2 cents in. LOL

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  • liz
    14 years ago
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  • monica_pa Grieves
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Pretty boring.
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  • raggiemom
    14 years ago
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    Hi All. I've mostly lurked in the darkness for a long time. Recently started to do a little posting. Love reading this board.

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    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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  • glenda_al
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Such great interesting reading!

    Anyone else, please?

  • pekemom
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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  • zuzka
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Zuzka...it's great to have you here and yes...we all will consider you one of our kids!!

  • tami_ohio
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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    last modified: 9 years ago

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  • fran66_ont
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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  • kittiemom
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

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  • golddust
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  • nanatricia
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    OK I live in Cen,Texas now how strang is that!I live on the Llano river in Llano and yes it has been raing for days but we need it soooooooooo bad.I am retired. Been in sales most and then did flowers for the last few years .I love it but my health is not good so I retired for a while The other 2 where are you all in CT.?I love mosaics I do all kind of teess.I love safty glass the most not as hard to break and so many ways to use it .I have been selling my cross at a new forest in town .Doing real good .

  • JennaVaNowSC
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    It is fascinating to learn about everyone here. I am going to be 60 this year, married to my DH for 20 years now. We have 3 grown kids between us and 7 grands. Two spoiled rotten four-legged kids, Boxers, they are sisters, and will be 6 years old. Live in VA, spent a few years in southern MI. Retired now, worked for fed govt for 33 years. Enjoying retirement, addicted to GW. I have learned a lot from all of you and the Decorating and Organizing forums. Love to decorate, and I am an avid reader. Need another hobby so thinking about a Master Gardener class, even though I have a brown thumb. Have to check in every day to see what is going on.

  • glenda_al
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Next please!

  • nanny98
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Thanks Glenda. I'm Nanny to three grown grandsons and one not so grown GD. Think I have been here since 1998 when I got my first computer...and I read it every day, am always interested in the life stories of our members and their day to day happenings...ie:birthdays, prayer needs etc.
    DH and I have been married 55+years, have traveled the world with the USMC, then the State of California (where we both grew up, met and married.
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  • danihoney
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I have a Nanny too, and she's the most precious woman on the planet. To me anyway. My grampa (Papa) was a career Marine too.

  • bengardening
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    We live in SD in a town of 50 people. I always thought I would never want to live in a town this small but I love it here. Tony drives a road blader for the county and I am a cook in a restaurant 9 miles over in the next town. It is a small town family owned restaurant and I am always looking for new recipes to try there.
    I belong to a homemakers club and a community club. We have lived here 11 years. We were both from ND. All of our siblings and my dad still live up there. I had 9 brothers and sisters and one of my sisters passed away when she was 40 from pancreatic cancer and my mom passed away almost 2 years ago from it too. My moms sister also passed away from it. Tony has 1 brother and 2 sisters. I was raised on a farm and went to a one room country school for 8 years and then graduated from high school and took some college. We belong to the catholic church which is very important to us.
    I came to kitchen forum 9 years ago. Someone mentioned it on some other site and I came here to check it out and I read it every day. The pictures and the recipes are my favorites.
    We have one cat. She is 15 years old. Just a plain long haired grey tabby. Well maybe she has us lol.
    In my spare time I like to crossstitch and do some crafts. I love rummage sales and thrift stores. I love to read, mostly historical romances. When I finish one book I start another one right away. I think this comes from when I was a little girl and we didnt have hardyly any books and the only magazines we had were farming magazines so we never got to read much then.

  • glenda_al
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Thanks ya'll that were kind enough to post.

    So nice getting to know everyone!

  • glenda_al
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Can we make it to 100?

  • loggerbaby123
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    hi everyone! im wendy from ny..no not the city and not quite upstate either. i love this thread and reading about everyone, and where you all come from, and your families. i think its great. i work with my dad and brother in a small logging company...when theres work. currently im not. i love reading, coming to the kt which i try to do everyday, even though i dont post often. i stay with my parents during the winter and my house in the summer. im getting divorced, have no children and no pets although when i get my house situation fixed i do want 2 dogs. i do volunteer work ant a private animal sanctuary, that takes in abused furbabies..and its heartbreaking at times. well its been really great "knowing" you all. snowing like crazy here on my hill..but hey its winter right? thanks glenda for starting this thread. stay warm everyone!

  • minnie_tx
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Minnie here
    not my real name
    Born and raised in Chicago
    lived in Texas, Denver, Tucson, S Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Texas again
    Lost one DS when he drowned in Hawaii in 2000
    One DS in Florida and one DS who lives about 2 miles away
    Used to craft a lot and rubber stamp mostly crochet now
    1 GD (in Calif) and 1 GS !in Calif)
    Live all by myself, love animals down to one cat of my own about 16yrs old
    and two free-loaders who come in to eat and nap.

  • glenda_al
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Anyone else?

  • grinch_gut
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Been awhile since I have posted here...reading but that is it which is really unusal for me....
    Okay
    Married to the love of my life for almost 5 years....
    We have 4 kids
    Kasey 26 and she has 5 kids (yes you read taht right)
    Sydney 18 going to college at UCO and works at TGIF
    Dylan a jr in highschool 17
    Tanner will be 16 in April a fresh in highschool I head him out a year....looking for a job and car
    I travel with my love....he is a pipeline enigeer (sp) and
    I am a 5th wheel housewife where it lands with 2 wennies dogs Eddie and Ivy
    We own a home in OK andn 20 acres which makes it tough in the summer...I do lots of driving...we mow at least 8 acres!
    I love to read read read.....learning still to knit but love it but love planting flowers and working in the yard
    Have recently joined curves (getting older bites) and doing great there!! STacy

  • Lily316
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I think I did this once before. Born and raised in PA and never lived a day out of this state. Married way too long with two kids, son and daughter and two grandkids. Son has a daughter, daughter has a son. All live near by except when GD is in college in Pittsburgh. Live in a 1840 clapboard farmhouse but in a town, not the country. Love to garden and have two koi ponds. Have five rescued cats and one rescued dog. He is my little boy. Love auctions and antique shows. In fact went to one tonight. I prefer stuff which would have been found in my house when it was built. But I do have bathrooms and a restored kitchen so that part is in the 21st century. I do sleep on a rope bed though.

  • Jasdip
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I've held off posting about myself, because I'm not sure what to say. I hate talking about myself.

    I'm 53, live in Ontario, Canada. Married and divorced, my sweetie and I have been living together for 7 years. Childless by choice. (Knew all my life I'm not the maternal type.)

    We live in an apartment with 3 cats, who are spoiled and we love them to pieces; and several thousand worms (I do vermicomposting). My DH (I call him that on this forum just because SO looks awful! LOL) is a very easy-going guy, as evidenced by saying Yes, when I asked him if I could have worms in the apartment! (Long as he doesn't see them)

    We both work, and he's part of a music project where he'll be able to make his living behind a drum-kit, which is what he'd love to do.

    I love houseplants, cooking and my worms and the GW forums has helped me with all my hobbies. I found the KT when I asked a question about bread-making. I was amazed at the immediate responses and help, so I immediately joined.
    I read the cooking forum when I think of it, but the KT is my favourite and I come here daily and help out when I can.


  • bobbie56
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I guess I will jump in here too! I am Bobbie, born in 56, hense the screen name. I live in Massachusetts with my 27 year old son, well lets say he lives with me. I am an accounting specialist. I have a beautiful Cockerpoo named Bella, she owns my heart. I also have two very sweet cats, Chloe and Mr. Kitty. I have a DBF of 20 years that lives in New Hampshire, maybe that is why it has lasted so long, he is two hours away. I spend most weekends in NH but live in the home that I grew up in and loving it. I have been visiting the KT since 1998.

  • lilliepad
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Lillie
    Born Dec.14,1941
    Have never lived farther than 80 miles from the town I was born in.I live in W TX but have been in NM for almost a year with my youngest son and DIL and twin babies.
    Married the love of my life in 1960.Just celebrated our 50th.Feb. 21st.
    4 kids,2 girls ages 49 and 46 and 2 boys ages 40 and 33.We have 9 grandchildren,4 girls and 5 boys.
    Have always been a stay at home mom which I loved.I'm an avid crafter and painter,or at least use to be before I had twin grandbabies to take care of.Someday I want to paint again.I have been at the KT for a long time!
    At the time we have one little 14 year old Chihuahua named Chiquita that is here with us.When she is gone there will be no more pets.

  • ashli
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Fictions or Facts...
    Hi, I'm Ashli...(My mother almost named me Delores, after her favorite movie star, Delores Delrio.
    I look like a celebrity...(Anyone remember Totie Fields?
    I live in beautiful Hawaii...(This must of been the coldest/wettest Winter that I've experienced in Georgia.
    I'm fancy free and don't own any pets...(All six of them own me...
    I do what I please and answer to no one ( Been married forever and a day.
    I dress like a model and wear heels ( Closet is packed with sweatsuits and Nike's...sweats make good pj's...
    I'm so rich, I hire a gardner to do all the landscape work...( Although I wore gloves, My hands are still sore from all those thorns from the Knockout Roses I pruned recently...
    I cook well enough to be a chef ( I love my microwave...
    We all have dreams.
    ....Glenda, I have read enough posts in the past couple of years to come to one conclusion about you...
    You were blessed with alot of spunk!

  • Sally Brownlee
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    My name is Sally.
    I live in Lancaster County Pa and - no - I am not Amish. LOL
    I have 5 sisters and 29 nieces and nephews.
    I do not have any children, but love my 3 cats as if they were...
    I have lived in this area all my life and love it. I have been very fortunate in life to have a loving, stable family unit, with very little tragedy to speak of.
    I am divorced, but we remain very friendly...
    My SO is a Marine (not currently active) and very proud of it. ( a combat veteran is a whole different breed...)
    I work for a fantastic company and my job as a sales rep keeps me traveling quite a bit to the southeast US. I like it for the most part, but being alone so much can get old...
    My home is my cozy sanctuary to unwind. I love to tend to my herb garden and perennials.
    I bought my first sewing machine last fall, so I am enjoying learning how to use it.
    I love to tackle almost any project whether it's building a shed, making beef wellington or changing the oil in my truck.
    I probably own more tools than a lot of men I know...
    I am a redneck at heart, but clean up pretty good when I need to...

  • margad
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Hi. I live in Connecticut, was married for 51 years until my dear husband passed away 7 years ago. I have three sons and a daughter. and 6 grandchildren. My daughter lives with me when she is home, she travels all over the world for her job

  • nola_anne
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Thanks, Glenda...this just has to be done every ol' once in awhile with oldtimers like myself who pops in and out like a mole in the ground and the newcomers whom I haven't met in between times!

    I am 63, married, two FANTASTIC sons, (so I got some GREAT grandkids and inlaws,too!)

    Live in Ohio, collect and sell ACEO Art (Trading) Cards, really interested in photography, reading, home decorating (I need to be more interested in house-keeping...LOL!)

    We have several farm cats that came on their own and one inside cat and a lab mix dog who is the star in the group.

    We've got a 1950 Chevy we take to the classic car shows and we just love taking each day as it comes and doing alot of nothing!

    I frequent thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales even though I should be having my own at this point!

    Carry on and who's next?

    nola anne

  • shandon00
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Hi everybody!!!!

    I am a mom to 2 and wife to 1. :) We live in Calgary Alberta where I work for an airline. We love dirtbiking, camping, and exploring new cities. We love to travel LOTS!

  • happymrsf
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Hi Everyone-

    I'm Monica from Southern California. I wandered over here from the Pool & Spa forum.

    42 years old, married for 20 years, two kids 12 & 6, one adult "kid" 27 (my step DD who I've raised since age 3), and one new four week old Grandbaby girl!

    I work full time, and scouts, baseball, soccer, school, church...etc., keep us going all the time.

    Nice to meet everyone :)

  • glenda_al
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    anyone else? This has been a GREAT thread.

  • nc_dancemom
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I'm Donna. I just turned 50 and live near Charlotte, NC. I have been married for almost 17 years. I have 2 step-daughters, (ages 21 and 19) and 2 daughters(ages 15 and 11). I work full-time for a cabinet hardware manufacturer. I love home decorating and photography. My family has been involved in dirt track auto racing most of my life. About 6 months of the year, I work at the track. On most Saturday nights in the summer, that's where I will be. I love the Kitchen Table! I'm mostly a lurker, but I have posted a few times.

  • glenda_al
    Original Author
    14 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    just in case :o)