Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Things You Might Not Know About Me

  1. My name is an Algonquin name. My dad chose it for me when he was a youth. He was 40 when I was born.
  2. I was an insufferable problem child in school.
  3. Boating is one of my favorite activities.
  4. I used to live on a floating log raft moored near an uninhabited island in Alaska.
  5. I have two children in Heaven
  6. I finished college in 2.5 years.
  7. I once wrote a newspaper column (very short lived, extremely non syndicated)
  8. My first grade class was the first to be desegregated in the school I attended.
  9. I walked half way across the U.S. when I was 27.
  10. One of my first jobs was as a general hand for a rodeo contractor. I rode pick up, judged, timed, did grand entry, fed stock, loaded and hauled stock and did a lot of bathing and leg shaving in watering troughs!
  11. When my beloved proposed to me, I was cowboying on a ranch.
  12. I have had 5 serious concussions.
  13. Once while working at Serve Pro, I sneaked off the job and never returned because I was afraid of the women I worked with!
  14. My degree is in Education.
  15. When I met my husband, we were both police officers.
What don't I know about you? Leave me a comment.

5 comments:

2 Moms of a Feather...Stick Together said...

Hey Lawana"
I know about half of the answers.
I have told people...that I learn something new about you all the time.
I think you know alot about me...so I will have to think of somethings you don't know...and post them later. ;~)
Take care and have a lovely day!
Love ya bunches,
Mommy 2

Jane H. said...

1. I grew up on a lake boating, fishing, swimming, and ice skating.
2. I was a Brownie and a Girl Scout.
3. I have never broken a bone.
4. I have an English Education degree with a minor in American Studies.
5. I hitchhiked to Florida with 3 friends when in my early twenties.
6. Some jobs I've had: fiberglassing boats, waitressing on an ocean beach, working in a bank,pumping gas at a gas station, being a Vista volunteer for a year writing curriculum for ND public schools about ND's 5 Indian tribes, and teaching English for grades 7-12.
7. The older I get, the less confidence I have in myself. Is that good or bad?

Lawana said...

I understand about losing confidence as we age. I think that is pretty common. When we are as surrounded by competent active young people as you and I are, it is easy sometimes to be painfully aware that we are no longer 25. Every time I open my mouth to talk and something totally unrelated comes out or I forget what I went to the kitchen for, my self confidence gets a little ding. I am thankful that I will some day soon get a new body with a good brain. Until then, I just hope people find me to be an amusingly brainless old lady!

2 Moms of a Feather...Stick Together said...

Ok...Jane got me inspired(love you Jane).
1) I lived in the same house all my life until I got married.
2) Always wanted a sister.
3) Never had my own car until I got married(but did get my license when I was 16).
4) Never liked sleeping away from home as a child(I still don't).
5) Always had cats for pets.
6) Have always wanted a horse.
7) Was never good at Math...loved art.
8) Grew up in a neighborhood with mostly boys...so was "one of them".
9)Dislike camping...too many ticks.
10) Love to go bike riding.
Thats all I can think of right now.
Mommy 2

Lawana said...

Mommy 2, I learned a few new ones.The being one of the boys and the wanting a sister we definitely have in common. Thanks for writing!

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