Melanie at Old Country Gardens has tagged me. The last time I played tag I was in grade school! Here's how it works. I post 10 weird or random facts about me that most people don't know. Then at the end I tag 5 more bloggers and state why I tagged them. (I'll play without tagging - hope that doesn't make me a poor sport!)
1. I'm left-handed. On the last day of kindergarten, the teacher told my mom to make me learn to write with my right hand before she brought me back to school for first grade. (Mom wisely didn't take her advice.) The only thing I do right-handed is cut, because they didn't have left-handed scissors in school. I even cut right-handed with a knife.
2. Two of my three daughters were born at home (on purpose.)
3. I'm a grandma. (Most people don't believe it when they see me.)
4. I have a 7-year old black lab mix named George who is currently visiting relatives. I'm missing him more and more, especially after that little incident involving the police a few weeks ago. . . but I still don't miss the dog hair on my floors. He sheds a lot. I mean, a LOT.
5. My great-grandfather was a singer in the NY Metropolitan Opera chorus.
6. My great-uncle was a Broadway actor. (he also did movies, commercials, off-Broadway, and industrial films.)
7. My family has a town named after us.
8. My middle daughter's first 'boyfriend' in preschool was the son of my on-again, off-again jr high and high school sweetheart. I knew about her little crush, but didn't realize whose kid he was until the last day of preschool. (And man, did that little boy look like his dad.)
9. I'm afraid of heights. Very. Especially bridges over water. Don't ask me to drive the Chesapeake Bay Bridge! Never again. Ever. I don't know why I'm scared of heights, I just am.
10. I often feel I was born in the wrong century, or at least in the wrong decade. I feel that way less as I get older and it sinks in that if I'd been born when I think I should have been. . . . I'd be dead by now. and I'm glad I'm not. So I guess I was born at the right time.
Melanie, this was fun! Thank you for the nice things you said when you tagged me.
Tune in Monday morning everyone, for the rest of the story of Grandpa's contraption!