Marianne, over at Busha Full of Grace tagged me for a meme which looks like fun.
1. When I lived in Fairbanks I made brandied fruit, which consisted of a bottle of the best brandy, and then add one pound of fruit and one pound of sugar as each fruit becomes ready during the summer. Come Christmas, it was potent and wonderful and I gave quarts of it as presents.
2. The other thing I did with fruit when I lived in Fairbanks was work a deal with the produce manager at Safeway to buy the fruit he was throwing away as overripe for $.25 (25 cents) a box. What he didn't realize, as an Alaskan, was that he was throwing the fruit away before it was actually ripe. I took it home and let it ripen and we ate it and I canned it. Best fruit in town, almost free. Some of it went into the brandied fruit.
3. When I was 11 I wanted to be a lighthouse keeper. I now know that the solitude would be too much -- but, oh, the view!
4. Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite comic strip of all time.
5. My favorite books when I was very little were The Mother West Wind books, by Thornton Burgess.
6. My first exposure to the idea of racial equality came when I was 12 and reading Andre Norton* books. It was just assumed in her books that people were equal and it made so much sense.
7. I really love the idea of horses, and that they have agreed to live with us and let us ride them and be tame. But, they are so big that I don't like getting too close to them and I can't figure out what to do on their backs. I do love them, though. Just not up close.
And I'm tagging:
1. Gawilli at Back in The Day
2. Chancy at Driftwood Inspiration
3. Kenju at Imagine What I'm Leaving Out
4. Joy at Joy of Six
5. Rain at Rainy Day Thoughts
6. Cherry at Cherry Extract
7. Tabor at One Day at a Time
The Rules are as follows:
1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random and or weird things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
* Andre Norton is a woman science fiction writer, real name Alice Mary Norton, who started writing juvenile science fiction when mostly who read that was boys and they wouldn't read anything written by a woman.