Sunday, June 05, 2016
Life sometimes surprises us, how about five questions about surprises?
1: What was the most surprising thing your grandparents ever did? My mother's mother was a very quiet, conservative women. I was driving the grandmothers from Michigan to Florida one fall shortly after I finished high school. We stopped for gas in Tennessee and Grandmother Harp bought a bag full of firecrackers. She loved them. I locked them in the trunk so she wouldn't light them and throw them out of the car window as I was driving down I-75.
2: Have you ever turned the corner in a museum and come face to face with a surprise? A couple of times, American Gothic in a museum in Chicago, we have all seen the posters, there was the original in the flesh. And in the British Museum in London, I turned the corner and nearly walked in the Rosetta Stone. I always assumed it would be in a museum in Egypt, but, there it was - in the stone so to speak.
3: Have you ever been totally surprised by a guest at the door of your home? No, my life is pretty predictable and boring
4: Have you ever left on vacation not knowing where you were going? Yes, I did this to my X one time. I had refused to tell her where we were going to keep her from obsessing about it for weeks - I had narrowed it down to two destination and I decided about 100 miles up the road to go to DC rather than Ashville. I had a great time, she - well she wanted to sit in the room and watch TV. I made a major life decision on that trip.
5: Have you ever told the server in a restaurant to surprise you? Yes. I have told them what kinds of things I like and said bring me the best. Trust and you will receive the good stuff.