Saturday, April 06, 2013

FRIENDS April A to Z and Saturday 9

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

The theme this week fits perfectly with April A to Z. F is for Friends!

1) How did you meet your best friend?
I met Lauretta in my freshman year of high school in Gym and we became friends in our Junior year.  We have kept up with each other over the years. My Best Friend whom I see regularly is Maggie, we have been friends since 1966. Now that we live in the same town we see each other all the time.  I refer to them on my Blog as Maggie and Jigs.

 2) Mother Winters used to say she loved all us kids equally, but at various times she liked one of us more than the others. Does your "friend ranking" ever shift? Or is the person you think of today as your best friend always #1?
My best friend ranking depends on proximity. However, once you are a friend you are always a friend whether I've know you for days or years.

3) What makes you a good friend?
I am loyal, I don't talk about you behind your back.  I try to get along with your significant other. I am fun and I will be there for you.

4) Think back to your childhood -- what games did you and your friends like to play?
My neighborhood was close and at the end of the street was and elementary school.  The janitor was careful to lock the gates loosely so that we could slip through them to play on the playground after hours.  We played four square and tether ball.  We would pack up our belonging in our wagons and play Wagon Train around the street, camping on front lawns for an half-hour or so, then moving on.

5) Would you rather lose your hair, or the little toe on your left foot? (Yes, you must commit to giving one up.)
I thought about a toe because I have one that will rub if the shoe fit is wrong. But I am already unsteady on my feet. So I will lose the hair and buy cool wigs.

6) Think of  the phrase, "like nails on a blackboard." What is your least favorite sound?
My 14 month grandson crying and nails on the blackboard would run a close second.

7) Do you add fabric softener to your wash or place a softener sheet in the dryer?

I have a new washer with a cool dispenser so I add fabric softener. I really like how it makes my clothes smell wonderful.

8) Showtime, HBO, or neither?
Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime for pay per view.

9) Have you ever fired a gun?
No and I never would. I would probably shoot myself by accident.



  1. Oh, I like the proximity take on friends. That is very true. It's easier to keep in touch and stay close when you live nearby.

  2. I love your answer for friends. I'm not shy and make friends easily, and I guess I'm the same - if we're friends, we're friends. I usually have great instincts, too. Usually. LOL

  3. My best friend is my husband who I met at my 20th high school reunion and married five years later :)

  4. I found a smith and wesson in a riverbank years ago. The cops said it was used in a bank robbery 50 years ago but my dad was not impressed with me for bringing it home. So I gave it away.

  5. I am thinking I would rather lose the little toe on my foot.

    Story Treasury

  6. We use Apple TV and it is awesome for Netflix and more.
    I think we will be hearing a lot about accidental shootings in the near future.

  7. Hey Bankerchick,
    Thanks for all your visit to my blog. They are much appreciated! We don't have cable, so I'm all with you on the hulu, Amazon, Netflix thingie! The only problem is when all four of us stream different shows...
    I like your friends post. I do have ONE best friend, and then a circle of others, but I do tend to, as a mathematical person, rank them, like rungs on a ladder. I think it all depends on who has enough dirt to bury me...but those close to me know all my dirt, so that's probably NOT the best test. I'm just blessed to have 6 people I could call at 2 am and they'b be at my house within 15 minutes.

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

  8. I think you are right about what makes a good friend.

  9. That toe vs hair question is hard. I can't decide. I guess I could work the no hair thing, but it's the reasons one might lose their hair that freak me out.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  10. How sweet that you're still in touch with friendships you made long ago...

  11. Getting along with a friend's significant other IS a great part of being a good friend :)

  12. Enjoyed reading about this, brave about the hair!

  13. I think getting along with your significant other is such an important quality to have in a friend! I'm not going to want to hang out with you if you're always talking smack about my husband!