If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?
If I could choose someone from history, I would choose to have my great-grandmother when she was a girl be my imaginary friend. I am the family historian in my family and her life is the one mysterious chapter that I have not yet discovered. When you are involved in your family history it’s like reading a new chapter of a mystery novel with every new relative you find on the tree. I have discovered pirates, horse thieves, ministers, teachers, and kidnapped pioneers from the time of the Mayflower in my family tree and get excited every time I find someone new and their story.
My Mom’s family, my aunts, cousin, grandmother (Mom is the middle with her poodle) and I’m on the right end (the tall one with dark hair, I was about 13 years old ) Just starting the decade of the 60’s.
With these 2 photos, there are 4 generations of Howell, Cobb and Stauber women.
60s, 70s, 80s, 90s: Which decade do you love the most and why?
Sorry, none of those decades were very good to me, And although these last 2 years under #45 has stressed me out. This last decade has been my favorite. I have achieved everything I meant to, don’t need anything, and have had the least amount of heartache than I have ever had. All in all, it’s been a great decade and I’m exactly where I want to be.
When you die, what do you want to be remembered for?
I want to be remembered as someone who made a positive difference in someone’s life. Who inspired others to be everything that they could be, who valued honesty and truthfulness and kindness.
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?
Making my dentist smile, yes, you heard it right. It’s been a painful week for me. A stubborn crown that has continually come off, finally bit the dust this last week and my sweet little dentist and I decided it was time the tooth came out. OWWW, my jaw still hurts. Even if my dentist is a small woman of maybe 4’11” she is a powerfully strong woman. While we were chatting I asked if she like Limoncello and told her I had just finished making another batch. She said she loved it, so I took her a bottle and made the whole office smile. She loved it because they were just getting off work and not having to go in the next day.