I really liked Cee’s Share Your World questions this week, so thought I’d have a go!
1. What were you most likely doing on this day when you were 12 years old?
Since I’m writing this on a Saturday, I can unequivocally say I was at Adrienne Parker’s School of Dance, taking tap and ballet lessons: (loved the former, wasn’t nuts about the latter.) Miss Adrienne’s studio was in Everett Square, on the second floor of an old brick building that housed Brigham’s Ice Cream directly below. If you’ve been to Boston in the past century, you know we love our Brigham’s! Sadly, the last shoppe closed this past May, but when I was 12, the chain was in its heyday! The highlight of Saturday dance was spending break eating ice cream sundaes in “our” booth. Here’s a picture from Google to orient you:
Imagine a Brigham’s sign where the red Sovereign Bank sign hangs….now look at the three windows directly above it. If you squint back in time, I’m up there dancing!
2. If you could write about, paint a picture or photograph any scenery you’ve seen before, what scene would you use?
The scene from my backporch when I was growing up on Everett’s “Hospital Hill” is one of the most stunning, amazing sights in the world. No exaggeration! Through sheer luck, I found a photograph on Flickr that shows EXACTLY what I saw every day for 17 years!
Pretty remarkable, isn’t it? Here’s a daytime shot taken from the top of the Whidden Hospital parking garage looking toward the Distrigas Terminal. I used to LOVE watching the tankers ease into port, just off frame to the left:
3. What is one of your favorite quotes?
Two years ago when I was thinking of starting a blog, I ran across a tweet that summed up my motivations. Sadly the author’s name didn’t stick with me, but the quote was a keeper: Communication is about finding your voice and creating networks to carry it. And that, my friends, is why I blog!
And the final question:
4. What is your favorite dog?
Although I’ve never owned a dachshund, I’ve always thought they’d be fun to have around! Such cute noses and teeny legs! Awwww! I think beagles are adorable, too!
Well Cee, this was a really good challenge week! I hope my post inspires others to participate :arrow:To Share Your World click this link!
Until next time…..
- Share your World – week 38 (anonprofitorganisation.wordpress.com)