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    5 Things You Didn't Know about........

    We all like to get to know our friends on the Board

    So here is a little challenge..... list 5 things you don't think anyone on the board may know about you


    Here is my responses
    1. I use to run my own day care with 33 kids and 4 ladies who worked for me. We were open 24/7.
    2. I worked as a nurses aide in nursing homes for 10 yrs
    3. I was raised in a Quaker Friends Church. Got married there too.
    4. I studied Spanish for 4 yrs and French for 3. I also took Latin in high school. I love languages.
    5. My first job was pumping gas and checking oil and batteries in my Dad's Texaco from the age of 10 til I was 17 when he closed the station.


    Okay let's hear some of yours!!!

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    Here goes: 1. I was born and raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia (Gwinnett County) and still live there.
    2. I have been a clerk, secretary, bank teller, parapro, medical transcription.
    3. I have one sister and one brother.
    4. I've been married for 37 years and have two grown sons.
    5. I was raised as a Baptist and I belong to a Southern Batpist Church.


    Martha Atha

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    1. I grew up on a small fishing community on an island off Nova Scotia called Cape Breton
    2. At 17 my mom signed on the dotted line for me to enter into the military, I've been stationed all over the world and have been in 2 tours of combat.
    3. I have two beautiful daughters and two handsome grand sons
    4. I worked as an ER/trauma nurse in Oklahoma City for 10 yrs before returning home to Canada
    5. I love to cook - for me its a de-stress part of my day I'm always looking for new recipes! I don't believe in eating out of a box I prefer to have a nice home cooked meal it's the way things were in our house we dad working 2 jobs and mom working full time we always ate supper at the dinner table as a family.

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    1. Lived in the Republic of Panama and taught elementary school at a private school there.
    2. Raced sports cars.
    3. Hate to cook - I cook on the major holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Years Day.
    4. Have been selling antiques on Ebay for nearly 20 years.
    5. Retired for the 3rd (and hopefully last time) from owning a mushroom delivery business.
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    Ok here's mine

    1. Never been out of the United States.....traveled North to WI and tip of FL but not east or west of Alabama
    2. Married for 33 years, 2nd wife to a wonderful man that's disabled
    3. Design Engr. by day
    4. Southern Baptist, church clerk, Teacher to children
    5. Never gotten a speeding ticket but probably should have a couple of times (LOL)
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    1 I am an only child
    2 I chewed my fingernails untill I was in my 20's
    3 Was raised as a Lutheran
    4 I was raised on an apple orchard have done every thing from planting to cutting down, and everything
    in between. and can honestly say I hate the taste of apples, and all products made from them.
    5 I was once a chain smoker, started at the age of 13, quit 33 years later.Havent had one in 16 years

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    1. I was the first girl in the history of Greeley Colo. high schools to take auto mechanics.
    2. My first job was rogueing in the fields in Kansas with my Aunt.
    3. I got my first tattoo at 17.
    4. I have moved 37 times in 54 years.
    5. I was a grandmother at 35.

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    1. Got married at 16, Husband 20, Dec. 30th this year we will celebrate our 50th anniversary.
    2. We have 3 kids, 7 Grand kids, 2 Great Granddaughters.
    3. Lived here for 42-1/2 yrs.
    4. Only lived in 3 places before moving here.
    5. I stayed home raising kids for 25 yrs. before working for my Husband.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    1. I was the first girl in the history of Greeley Colo. high schools to take auto mechanics.
    2. My first job was rogueing in the fields in Kansas with my Aunt.
    3. I got my first tattoo at 17.
    4. I have moved 37 times in 54 years.
    5. I was a grandmother at 35.
    I detasseled for 3 yrs. My mom had her own crew for several years but I didn't work for her. I worked on a family friend's crew. She was the sort that the field had to be stripped clean before she let us quit. We had alot of fun tho!

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    1. I love music. I play guitar, not so great, but I have fun, I am in my church's bell choir and the senior choir as well
    2. I love to cook. I have fun making up dinners from what's in the closet and fridge
    3. I retired from our local Department of Social Services after 33 years on the job.
    4. I had a gastric by-pass operation about 7 years ago. I lost close to 100 pounds and have kept it off.
    5. Imet my husband when we were 15 and in High School. We have been married for 39 years
    Arlene

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    1.Grew up in a family of 13 kids in rural Canada.
    2.Spent 2 months backpacking across Europe (at age 32)
    3.Am almost totally deaf.
    4.Have walked (outdoors) for 50-60 minutes for the last 3304 days (over 9 years) without missing a day.
    5.Top of my bucket list is to spend at least one full winter in Greece.....finances don't allow it yet.

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    1. Married my high school sweetheart. Been married 35 years.
    2. Have 2 sons and a daughter and 1 granddaughter--waiting for more!
    3. Teach in a youth correctional facility. Been there for 18 years. Husband is a security guard there--26 years.
    4. Went on a European cruise in 2005. Planning another cruise for after retirement--can't wait.
    5. Didn't go to college until I was 30. So glad I did, wish I would have done it sooner though.

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    1. Married my husband right out of high school. Parents hated him. Been married for 31 yrs. Two grown kids, 1 grandson.
    2. Attend United Methodist Church where I'm Missions Team chair.
    3. Made all the dress for our wedding including my step-mother's. And my graduation dress and prom gown.
    4. Mom died when I was 12.
    5. Worked pumping gas, checking & changing oil, scraping gaskets, anything they didn't want to do from age 13 - 16 in my dad's Texaco station.
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    1. I grew up in Ohio and West Virginia, went to college in West Virginia
    2. Married with 2 adult children who have both been featred in television ads.
    3. Co wrote and had a book published (Burden or Blessing: A Director's Practical-and Sometimes Humorous Guide to Organizing VBS)
    4. Tore the ligaments off my dominant thumb and have used piecing quilt tops as therapy.
    5. Attend a community church and very involved with several ministries. Love reading these and seeing how many of you are active in your churches. Quilters are just the best aren't they???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    1. I was the first girl in the history of Greeley Colo. high schools to take auto mechanics.
    2. My first job was rogueing in the fields in Kansas with my Aunt.
    3. I got my first tattoo at 17.
    4. I have moved 37 times in 54 years.
    5. I was a grandmother at 35.
    What is rogueing?

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    1. I have 2 handsome grown sons, 2 beautiful little granddaughters, 1 wonderful husband, and a cat.
    2. I have a motorcycle and enjoy riding with my husband.
    3. Went back to college, part time, at age 38 and am now finishing a masters degree at age 52. Wow! it didn't really seem that long.
    4. After working for 35 years, I am now an unemployed teacher. Now that I am educated, I can't find a job. This unemployed status isn't so bad. ☺
    5. Youngest son is seriously considering joining the Marines.

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    1. I ran an in home daycare for 14 years and raised several teachers children that way.After closing business and moving upstate I worked as a preschool teacher for others. Besides childcare I have worked as a maid, made hollow core doors, made citrus boxes, and sold Stanley Home Products
    2. I have 8 children, 25 grandchildren, 10 GGKs and one GGGD. I am only 64. We do have 8 children and the older greats are from a sons marriage to an older woman but, they have been our all thier lives. We do not divide between birth and Gods gifts.
    3.I play the piano for church although I just know the basics. I took lessons when I was in my late 40's because our church did not have a player and to fullfil a lifelong drea of playing the piano.
    4. I have lived in Indiana(born there), Oklahoma, Georgia, Ohio and North Carolina.
    5.I have sewn and quilted for 52 years and still do not measure up to a lot on this board

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    Interesting post... I think I'll join in.

    1) I have a very sensitive nose (we lovingly call it "dog nose").
    2) I get really stressed out when my house gets cluttered.
    3) My favorite season is Autumn.
    4) I have a major sweet tooth and dearly passionately love sugar in all its guises.
    5) I love old Cary Grant movies.
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    1. I've been married 41 years.
    2. We have 3 daughters, ages 39, 35, and 21. Our youngest was adopted out of foster care. We have 5 grandchildren, oldest graduating from high school in the Spring, youngest is 11.
    4. I play the piano and have been church pianist for years -- not now, but years prior.
    5. I love to quilt, started in the 70s, and have made several. Presently I have a Grandmothers Flower Garden, a Grandmother's Fan, and a baby quilt, (ginghams, 9 Patch, and appliqued hearts, for my great neice, in progress.

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    1. Been married to my best friend for 40 years
    2. Have 3 grown sons, 5 granddaughters and 1 grandson
    3. Retired early from our local school district--getting too political
    4. Born in Utah, moved to California when I was 12 and lived here ever since
    5. Ride recumbent trikes with my husband whenever we can.
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    1. I have one sister and one brother, but they're a lot older than me, so I grew up like an only child. Lived in the country with no close neighbors, so had to learn how to entertain myself, and today I really like to be by myself.
    2. When I was a kid, I used to bite my toenails.
    3. Yes, I used to be a lot thinner and more limber then too.
    4. I've never been on an airplane.
    5. I produced (with a little help from DH [lol]) two beautiful, intelligent, independent daughters whose friends and co-workers compliment me about all the time. Makes me feel so good to know I helped create two wonderful human beings!
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    1. I had a pilot's license.

    2. I went back to college the same year my oldest started high school. I got my BA 2 weeks before she graduated from h.s. We had one heck of a graduation party.

    3. I've been divorced for 28 years. Best part is I no longer HAVE to watch football with him.

    4. My daughter taught me to quilt and is my mentor.

    5. I'm still working at age 68, 69 next month.

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    I am surprised at some of the things you say...they don't match the image I had from your Avatar..lol

    I was born in Pittsburgh, moved to Westfield NY at 5 - had a grape farm, moved to Ohio at age 10. Moved to California at age 22 and have lived here for 40 years.
    I was a hippie like person for a number of years - divorced that life style and that husband, accepted Jesus as my Savoir in the 1970s -married a Christian man.
    I have 4 children and 10 1/2 grandchildren
    I was an antiques appraiser.
    I sew for my grandkids - oh I bet you knew that one!

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    Well here are 5 things about an Aussie girl

    1. Grew up in Penrith where I live now, rural town then, big City now. Mode of transport then was riding our horses to each others houses after school then just going for rides until time to go home for dinner
    3. Middle child of 8 four of which were step brothers
    4. Went to Secretarial College first job was as a legal clerk worked there for 10 years before having 3 daughters
    5. After children went to school got a job as a school secretary work at that for 28 years then retired and now mind grandchildren when needed.

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    What a fun and interesting thread....
    1. Married at 17...we have 2 grown sons....2 grown step-granddaughters
    2. Born in OK, raised in San Francisco bay area, Moved to OK in 1979. moved to Louisiana in 1996
    3. I have been babysitter, janitor, secretary/office manager. Team drove an 18 wheeler for 11 years. Drove 1,000,000 miles... DH drove 1,000,000 miles...been there done that!
    4. Active in my little country church and loving life!

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