Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Questions with Tricia Goyer!

Author Tricia Goyer is having a blog party contest and these are the questions she is asking.  It looks like a lot of fun so I am going to give it a try!

1. What's your favorite holiday song?  

      My favorite song would be "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."  Not only does it have a fun catchy old world tune, but I love the lyrics.  Always reminds me of what is important this time of year.

2. What's your favorite holiday tradition?

     I love going out on the day after Thanksgiving in search of our tree.  It is always fun finding the perfect one, cutting it down down and then taking it home to decorate it.  I must admit that I do not enjoy pulling out all the boxes and packing up the normal everyday stuff in order to let Christmas shine through.  But the hunt for the tree and the beauty afterwards, pure joy!

3. If you could travel one place with an elderly family member where would you go?

     Montana!  Not very adventurous I know.  But for some reason Montana has always drawn me in for some reason.  I love the outdoors and the solitude and beauty.  I have never been blessed enough to visit so I would love to go there and find all the historical stuff I could.

4. What questions would you ask?

     What kinds of things we have seen and visited remind you of your life growing up?  What do they love about that part of the country?  Did they prefer living with less kitchen gadgets and appliances or do they prefer the ease of technology? 

5. What is a non-tangible gift have you received from an elderly relative?

     Love and acceptance.  More than anything I have always just wanted to be loved and accepted.  I am blessed to say that I have received that with more than one elderly person.  I have not been around many elderly relatives.  Our family was not close with our relatives so I have relied a lot on my Mother-in-love for that and she has been great.

6. What is the best/worst/strangest gift you've received from an elderly relative?

     Best ~ Old comforters or hand towels made by my Mother-in-love or her mom.  Old antiques or pictures given to us by my mom.  Anything the speaks to family tradition or that is handmade!
     Worst ~ lingerie from my mother's friends at my wedding shower.
     Strangest ~ I can't say, but it was from one of my mom's friends for my wedding shower!  ;)

That is it for Tricia's questions.  I would love for you to answer these questions on here in response to my blog, or go to Tricia's site and join the event for yourself.  Enjoy and have a wonderful Christmas holiday!


Ms. Kathleen said...

Montana is truly beautiful! I hope you make it there. I enjoyed reading your answers. Mine are on my blog :) I hope you will visit.

Carri said...

Hello Ms. Kathleen! Welcome! Thank you for visiting! I am hoping to get there next year! That would be a dream come true. I am excited to come visit your blog and read your answers as well!

God Bless!

ruthhill74 said...

I hadn't thought about God Rest You Merry Gentlemen. It is definitely a great song. And it sounds like you have gotten some unusual gifts.