Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

November 9, 2014

Sharing Answers to Interesting Questions

I found today while reading Carol’s post at Wanderings of an Elusive Mind that Cee has some intriguing questions this week. Sharing my world with Cee is always a great place to jump start a blogging block.

1. What is your most vivid memory of the kitchen in your childhood? I have this really strong memory of my parents doing some remodeling in the kitchen. I think they were taking down the paneling you see in this shot to left of me (that’s my sister in the foreground) and the big yellow refridgerator:
1970's kitchen
I can’t remember what they put up in its place, but I remember that my sister and I were allowed to doodle on the wall before whatever the replacement was went up. When my parents sold that house, we always wondered if the new owners would have a laugh when they some day discovered what was on the wall!

2. As a child, who was your favorite relative? I’m assuming this question means a relative outside of your immediate, nuclear family that you grew up with, at least that is how I am interpeting it. I’d have to say my Uncle Sonny. He’s pictured here between my mom and her husband:
Uncle Sonny (real name Maurice, but my grandmother called him “sonny” therefore he became Uncle Sonny to me) is 21 years older than my mother – he is the eldest of 9 children in the family where my mother is the youngest. He is much more like a grandfather to me than my actual grandfathers were, neither of whom I knew very well when they were alive.

3. What did you like or not like about the first apartment you ever rented? I never rented an apartment. It’s one of things I feel I missed out on in life – living in a place that was just mine. I went from living with my family to living with my husband in the house we still live in today.

4. What kind of TV commercial would you like to make? Describe it. I’d make a public service announcement for taking responsibility in life and passing that responsibility on to your children when you decide responsibly to become a parent. I feel there are so many bad cycles in life that could be broken if everyone was responsible for their own actions and didn’t expect other people or the government or lawyers to step in and fix things. Take credit where credit is due and accept the blame if it is yours.

Because I don’t feel I could leave a blog post on a sour note like this and because my daughter just sent me a video clip of ballroom contestants marching into the room to the famous John Phillips Souza march that opens every episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus…

and now for something completely different…

So relaxed

A totally relaxed kitty from our last visit to Pickity Place who cares nothing about what I choose to babble on about in this space!


  1. You hit on one of my pet peeves – people who do not accept responsibility for their actions or the ramifications of their actions!

    Sent from my iPad


    Comment by Carol — November 9, 2014 @ 2:51 pm | Reply

    • I could’ve ranted more on this one, but decided it would be better to hold my tongue! 😉

      Comment by Karma — November 11, 2014 @ 8:07 am | Reply

  2. I’m wondrin’ how many takes they had to do on that wonderful Monty Python routine …

    Comment by sybil — November 9, 2014 @ 7:07 pm | Reply

    • LOL, I bet it got kind of smelly by the end!

      Comment by Karma — November 11, 2014 @ 8:08 am | Reply

  3. Thanks so much for sharing with everyone this week. 🙂

    Comment by Cee Neuner — November 10, 2014 @ 12:22 pm | Reply

    • Thank you for coming up with great questions!

      Comment by Karma — November 11, 2014 @ 8:08 am | Reply

  4. Those were great questions! Nice they took you back a bit. Funny what we end up remembering. We did something similar when we moved into a new build home and I was about 11. We got to write on the walls too. And we hid a ‘time capsule’ in the hearth before we finished it. Someday people tearing down the house will find pictures of a bunch of kids fro the 60’s.

    Comment by Dawn — November 13, 2014 @ 8:41 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Dawn. You must wonder about your time capsule to this day!

      Comment by Karma — November 15, 2014 @ 8:29 am | Reply

  5. Karen..I missed this post somehow. It is really great as usual. Uncle Sonny would love to know he made it to your blog as your favorite relative. I love..love that picture of you and Jennifer in the kitchen. It has always been one of my favorites. There is something about the look on both of your faces that just strikes me as so adorable. Oh and look at you with the one pant leg up..so cute!

    Comment by trish49 — November 17, 2014 @ 7:36 am | Reply

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