Once again, I’m linking up with Kendra at Catholic All Year for Answer Me This!
1. How often do you take public transportation?
That’s easy.  Never.  In Knoxville, all we have are buses, and out this way the routes are extremely limited.  Now, when we lived in an urban neighborhood close to downtown, I did take the bus a few times.  And of course when I lived in D.C. I took the Metro frequently.
2. How many cousins do you have?
Well, there’s no way to know that, is there?  Unless we are talking about specific levels of cousins.  That I can do.  So, I have eight first cousins.  And I have 12 first cousins once removed (the children of my first cousins).  I guess I also have first cousins once removed in the opposite direction (my mother’s and father’s first cousins) but I wouldn’t have a clue how many.  And I have five precious first cousins twice removed (the granddaughters of my cousin Joey).  Let’s not even get into second and third cousins, even though I am in contact with a few.

Me, my sisters, and three first cousins, circa 1979

Me, my sisters, and three first cousins, circa 1979

3. Have you ever fired a gun?
No, and I don’t expect I ever will.
4. Do you ride roller coasters?
Well, last summer I rode the log ride and the Blazing Fury at Dollywood, but I didn’t ride any of the really scary coasters.  Once upon a time I loved them, though.  I vividly remember my disappointment when, at the age of four, I was too short to ride the Great American Scream Machine at Six Flags over Georgia.  I even rode those rickety ones at the TVA&! Fair.  I’m not prepared to say I will never ride again, but the older I get the more scared of them I feel, and the more I wonder why people want to scare themselves when life is terrifying enough already.
5. What’s your favorite flower?
Daffodils.  I love the color, I love the way they smell . . . you should see the way I carry on the first time I spot any each Spring.  At our first house, I planted an enormous plot of them that I added to every year.  Once of my favorite sights in D.C. are the daffodils blooming near the Lincoln Memorial  I can say Wordsworth’s daffodil poem by heart, and if you were here in person, I’d make you listen. 🙂
Daffodils growing by the side of the Pellissippi Parkway earlier this year

Daffodils growing by the side of the Pellissippi Parkway earlier this year

6. Are you allergic to anything?
Grass–when I mow the yard I get a headache.  Presumably pollen as well–in fact, I just got put on medicine for that, and I have spent the whole day in a groggy fog so I think I’m just going to have to suffer the allergy.
That’s all, folks!  If you want to play along, share in the comments.  And visit the other folks in the linkup right here.


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