Last week I was blog surfing as I often do, and came across a fun post on this blog. It’s one of those meme things – and I decided to play along. I left Lisa a comment and she bestowed upon me the letter “F”. So, my quest, should I choose to accept it, was to pick out 10 of my favorite things that start with “F”. Easy you think? Well, I really did find myself putting a bit of thought into it. But it was lots of fun, and if you are interested in joining in the meme, leave me a comment and I shall bequeath YOU a letter of your very own! So here we go, and in no particular order….
Frank Sinatra Ok folks, I’ll admit it. I’m crazy for Frank’s music. I especially love his albums with the Count Basie Orchestra. I’m crazy for the old “standards” and own many, many Sinatra CD’s. I didn’t necessarily admire Frank the man, but oh boy do I love the man’s music! When we lived in Palm Springs, I made a trip to the graveyard where Frank is laid to rest. On his headstone is engraved “I did it my way” – that he did.
Forests I guess it’s natural that I’d love the forest. Shoot, we pretty much live in the middle of one! I love the way it smells, and the sound of the wind in the trees. Here in Washington we even have a rain forest! Yup, the only one in the USA. Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park. Gotta love that!
Ford Futura 1963 Don’t laugh. This was my first car (not this exact picture!) but it was black just like this. I LOVED that car. A three speed with a clutch and everything. I drove it until the day I was unfortunately T-boned by a woman who ran a red light. Totaled the little beauty. Made me really, really sad.
Friendship What a marvelous thing, friendship is! My neighbors are my friends, my co-workers are my friends, my hubby is my VERY best friend! I’d even like to think that my kids are my friends in an all-grown-up way. I value my friendships greatly and still keep in touch with my oldest friend Kathy – we met in the 8th grade (1968!). I also enjoy old fashioned penfriendships. In years gone by, I wrote to around 20 penpals and got to meet 4 or 5 of them. And yes, I still write to several.
Felines How could I forget felines? I’m a crazy cat lover, and honestly I’d have a houseful of them if hubby would go along with the idea. He won’t. This is a picture of my darling Mr Jinx. I love him.
Flowers I’m a flower lover. I particularly love Forget-me-nots (another F word!) and it’s actually a good thing that I do. We have a zillion of them growing wild around our home. They look just like the picture, till later in the summer when all that pretty green foliage turns brown and the flowers drop off. Oh well.
French Fries I know they are not good for me. I know they are probably full of trans fats. But I can’t help it. I love them. Period. End of story.
Facebook Hey, I know I’m not a teenager, but Facebook is fun. That’s all it is, just a bit of fun. And you can have friends on Facebook and that’s fun. (how’s that for some good words in my “F” category?)
Florida Since we are in the process of planning a trip here, I thought I should include it! I’ve been to Florida twice before. I remember the first time, getting off the airplane, never having been so far away from home, and breathing in that…. warm, humid air. Well, it should be pleasant in March, right? We will be skipping Disney World this time… darnit!
Forrest Gump I love this movie. I mean I really, really love it. I laughed with Forrest, I cried with Forrest, I rejoiced with Forrest… and I love the music too!!
Well, there you have it. Ten of my favorite “F” things. Hey, this was fun! If you would like to play along, just email me or leave a comment and I’ll be glad to bestow you your letter too!