It’s Monday and that means it’s time for Melanie’s Share Your World prompt.
What news event do you vividly remember hearing about as a child, and where were you?
The news event that most vividly stands out in my memory was on November 22, 1963, the day that then-President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas. It was a Friday afternoon and I was standing on a ladder in the high school gymnasium putting up decorations for a dance that was scheduled for that night. The school’s principal came over the PA system and announced that the president had been shot. Suddenly everyone — students and teachers — went silence. The only sounds that could be heard were people crying, sobbing, and sniffling. It was eerie, sad, heartbreaking, and devastating.
What is a Christmas song that makes you cringe?
Pretty much all of them. I’m not a big fan of Christmas music.
What is one place you shop(ped prior to Covid) that might have surprised people?
I don’t know. Spencer’s Gifts, maybe.
What is your least favorite holiday side dish?
Anything made with sweet potatoes (e.g., soufflé, casserole, whatever).
Share something heart warming that’s happened to you lately.
My wife and I got a visit from our son, our daughter-in-law, and our grandson on Saturday. He’s seven months old and is such a good, happy baby. And then our son held up a baby-sized t-shirt that said, “World’s Best Big Brother” as he announced that they are expecting their second child. Yay!