To be a member of the esteemed sisters, I had to answer a bunch of questions. Some of them were tough!
I would not have taken my younger sister skiing at Elk Mountain. I thought I was doing something nice for her. However, she fell and broke her femur. Neither of us ever went skiing again. :-(
What is the most intriguing book you have ever read?
I've read plenty of intriguing books--both fiction and non-fiction. The last one was Revolutionary Medicine 1700-1800 (The Illustrated Living History) by C. Keith Wilbur. I was reading it for research and found it fascinating, though nobody else in my family could bear to look at the illustrations in the book.
If you could pick one word to describe yourself or your significant other what would it be?
Reliable. That sounds rather boring but it's good.
If you could time travel, what period of history would you choose and why?
I'd enjoy going backward to the Victorian era--briefly. I doubt that I'd enjoy wearing long skirts and corsets, but I know I'd enjoy listening to people and their stories. It would be interesting to hear how our language has changed since then, too.
Did you have a role model growing up and if so, what effect did he/she have on your life?
My role model was my mother--and her sister as well. Both were talented, creative women with strong opinions, but they were also good listeners. Their way was the right way, of course, but they could make you understand why. :-)
If you could plan a dream vacation, one that may seem out of reach, where would you go?
I'd like to visit Ireland and see the town my great-grandmother left. My uncle visited there many years ago. It was supposed to be a farm, but my uncle said they must have been growing rocks because that's what he saw there.
If you could choose any profession to follow, what would it be?
Perhaps it would have been interesting to be a scientist and make some wonderful discovery about the world.
Pick a card, any card-greeting card that is. What is your favourite holiday?
My favorite holiday is Easter. With spring in the air and flowers starting to bloom after a long winter, it is truly a joyful time. I like dying eggs, too. :-)
What is your favourite pet? Dog or cat? Gerbil or snake? Horse or hamster? Or none at all?
My family had dogs when we were growing up and I think dogs are wonderful pets, but they need a lot of care. For a while, my youngest daughter had guinea pigs. The sweet, little animals are great. They don't involve as much care as a dog, but they are fun and adorable.
What one thing would you like to see happen in 2015?
I would love to see a peaceful world in 2015. I'd be very happy if there were no major storms either. No hurricanes, no tornados, no ice storms, etc. Rain is fine. Some snow, but not a blizzard.