Friday, January 09, 2009

Tagged - 16 Things - Me in 1969

1. Here I am in 1969, newly married, sitting in our apartment in Bad Windsheim, Germany, my first trip overseas, and a yearlong stay that would forever shape my life

2. I have always loved the woodlands, and after living outside the Black Forest, in a small, rural, cobble-stoned, BEAUTIFUL, village in Germany, decided, that rural living was where my heart resided

3. I worked for several years in New York City for an leading advertising agency

4. I once applied for a job at Mad Magazine - but didn't get it because at that time they only hired males

5. I've written a book on Ferns, and had many articles and poetry published

6. I was invited to read my poetry at a poety reading

7. I am a trained ethnobotanist (someone who studies people/plant relationships)

8.My dh does most of the cooking

9. I LOVE fruit and cookies and anything sweet

10. I prefer doing to watching

11. I value creativity and kindness above all other virtues

12. I have been learning from books most of my life

13. I think books are an incredible gift and have a small library

14. I LOVE learning - and have enjoyed crochet, cross-stitch, crewel, sewing, soap-crafting (still do that), collage, needlework, and the like

15. I have written all my life

16. I believe life is an incredible blessing and tend to live, work, and play with intensity .....

And that's probably more than you ever wanted to know!! LOL

11 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wow, you are a most interesting, busy lady.

I love ferns. What is the name of your fern book? I wonder if I have it. I am sure if I don't have it I need it. :)

Teresa said...

I already knew quite a few of these things from our oh-so-fun meeting a couple of months ago, but did not know about living in a quaint, cobblestone village just outside the Black Forest.... sigh... lucky you! :-) Of all the people I know, if anyone knows how to live well, it's you.

Teri C said...

I am still learning about you and yet, these things are you. And gosh, you haven't changed at all.

Robyn said...

Lin, I read this with jaw on the ground. I can't believe they missed out on you at Mad magazine.

Wonderful!

Joan said...

Lin - I guess that first trip helped inspire your love of nature...lucky for us! Fun things to learn about you!

squawmama said...

Hello my dear friend... You were very cute in 69'... I have been missing but now I am back... Bad internet where I was in North Florida... but now we have moved and it is better... Love all you statements on you tag... It is always fun getting to know our friends a little better... Have a fun day

(((HUGS)))
Donna

mARTa said...

And I think you are swell!

Spinneretta said...

I just awarded you with the One Lovely Blog award- which is definitely deserved!
You can get the details at my post here:
http://jacobiterose.blogspot.com/2009/01/one-lovely-blog-award.html

ENJOY!

Gail said...

Hey Lin,
Looking at your photo I think those curtains are very in right now...hard to believe that was 1969
take care

Linda said...

Mad Magazine passed you up? What were they, mad?
;-D What an interesting list! I love it!

Laureline said...

Well, YOU are the epitome of kindness and creativity! You were so lovely in 1969---and you still are. Happy new year, dear Lin.