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Wednesday, April 6, 2016


     Good morning everyone! A funny thing happened to me last week on the way to the Hodgepodge...I got lost! I copied over the button and the questions and the next thing I know it's Wednesday night and time for bed! I must have experienced a "Senior Moment" sometime on Wednesday!
     Not to worry, I am here this week! So onto this week's edition of the Hodgepodge!

1. What does retirement mean to you? Are you planning for it, not thinking about it, looking forward to it, or dreading it?
     I am living the dream, baby! I retired August 1, 2011 after a 30 year career in law enforcement. Retirement means never having to call in sick!

2. It's International Guitar you play? Does anyone in your family play? What's a song you especially like to hear played on the guitar or a favorite song featuring the guitar?
     I do play guitar. I really enjoy spending time with my acoustic six string guitar. I had an electric six string but I didn't play it much so I gave it to my daughter who also plays, as does her husband. Two of my favorite guitar songs are "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin and "Crazy on You" by Heart.

3. What's your comfort food?
     I have several favorites...popcorn, potato chips, whoopie pies, cream horns, and pizza just to name a few.

4. What's one activity or area of your life where you absolutely never procrastinate?
     When I have to answer the call of nature.That is one call that you cannot put on hold!

5. Who does the grocery shopping in your house? Does your local store bag the groceries for you or is it a do-it-yourself kind of place? Do you like someone packing your groceries?
     I generally do the grocery shopping in our house. Our store does bag groceries in bags that we provide. I don't mind someone bagging my groceries.

6. What's the coolest thing you've seen in nature?
     I have seen a humpback whale close up during a chartered whale watch. That was awe inspiring. I have also been up close to a Moose. He was a bull moose and he walked up on me while I was sitting against a rock waiting for a deer to walk by. That was pretty awesome too!

7. Share a favorite quote about home.
     Home is anywhere my beloved SWMBO is. Kind of "Home is where the heart is." She has my heart and where ever she is, is home!

8. Insert your own random thought here.
      We recently observed the Easter holiday. This holiday, for some, is about brightly covered eggs, chocolate bunnies, and other candy. For the Christian, Easter is a kind of Independence Day. It's importance cannot be over stated.
     The Apostle Paul in his letter to the church in Corinth asserted that the resurrection was a FACT. He recounted the instances where the risen Jesus appeared before the apostles and others. He wrote that Jesus appeared to 500 disciples at one time. He challenged the Corinthians to speak to those witnesses who were still alive if they did not believe him. 
     The Apostle Paul also taught that if Jesus was not raised as some claimed then all of Christianity is a fraud and all Christians are still in their sin because we have believed a lie. (1 Corinthians, Chapter 15.)
     So the Christian celebrates Easter because Jesus was arrested, He was crucified and He died and He arose on the third day. This is historical FACT. So on Easter Sunday some Christians greet each other by proclaiming "He is risen! He is risen indeed!"


  1. We always hoped to see a moose (not running in front of the car!) on our trips north into Maine and Canada, but so far no luck. Perhaps that's a good thing.

  2. How exciting to be that up close to a moose! That would have scared me to death though!! Your quote about home was very sweet.

  3. Loved reading your random thought and, as a Christian, I used that very quote on Easter Sunday. Great answer to speak the truth!;)

  4. You have had some interesting nature experiences! Lucky you.
    Loved your random thought, and totally agree.

    Kathy (Reflections)

  5. I'm catching up on blogs after being at the hospital with Joe for two days. Enjoyed your answers and especially your random! He is risen indeed!!