No one has tagged me for this meme, for which I am grateful. I have been tagged a couple of times for other things, but I have never posted them because I always felt that I would then have to tag others at the end, and that feels too much like a chain letter for me to feel comfortable with it. I decided to break all the rules and do this meme anyway. The good part of deciding to do it myself is that I don’t have to tag others. I enjoy it immensely when other people post their seven things, so here are mine.
1. I grew up in a VERY small town. There were eight students in my graduating class. Despite there being some very accepting people who lived in the area, I always knew we didn’t really belong because my parents had only moved there when they got married, and not always been residents.
2. I can speak, read and write Thai. (Well, the reading and writing are pretty rusty.) I lived in Thailand for four years while my husband was teaching in a college, and I was having babies. While I was there, a lovely Thai tutor (Khru Sujitra) came to our home to teach me. I wrote and did well on the “grade six” exam for foreigners.
3. When I was young, Bobby Hull, the hockey player, had supper in my parents’ home. My father brought him home from a cattle sale. My mother fed him steak. We raised beef cattle, so this was not as ostentatious as it sounds. I’m not much of a hockey fan, but understood that this was a big deal.
4. In a former teaching life, I was a primary music consultant in Regina.
5. I’d like a chance to do my first year of teaching over again. Oh to go back with the knowledge and experience that I have now!
6. I was raised in a veterinarian’s home. It was a common experience for me to watch dogs and cats spayed, to help pull calves who were not coming out when they were supposed to or rub down the bleary-eyed calves that were born by C-section. Despite this, I am really not an animal lover.
7. I like to watch old episodes of Star Trek.
If you read this, and haven’t done your own seven things, please do. I won’t tag you, but I’d love to read them. C’mon. Break the rules with me.