The 2017 challenge, Back Where I Come From brought to us by McClendon Villiage, is on day four now. I actually went back to the original post to find out what Chesney it was based upon…and discovered it is “Kenny Chesney”. Well, that told me absolutely nothing. So I googley-eyed “Kenny Chesney” and came up with this:
Now, at first sight, Mr. Chesney appeared to be an acrobat of some sort. I wasn’t sure why he was wearing a cowboy hat before he goes into his routine,…maybe he is from a western state? This picture wasn’t really telling me anything so I went a little further and checked out his own website. I wondered just how many people knew other acrobats with websites…
Then I discovered he is a singer! And then it all made sense for a challenge to be about a song! (Everyone groan and say “duh, Suze”). What can I say except I like classical…and classic rock. So……back to the challenge! (about time, Suze)
What were your hobbies as you were growing up?
Hobbies? I don’t think I really had any hobbies when I was a child. I tended to be outside playing “war”, “cowboys and Indians”, “Robin Hood” or some other oddball game where I could beat up my baby brother and run around the woods with Randy Nuckles.
The things that we did in our spare time, when we weren’t creating havoc outside, all had to do with chores.
I sewed..clothing for myself and my brothers. I mended clothes. I crocheted socks and scarves for winter.
I did needlework like crewel and embroidery..but again, it was to either decorate clothing or make a wall-hanging or pillow. I didn’t enjoy doing it and I think hobbies are those enjoyable things one does to escape the drudgery of everyday life.
I tried painting one year, but both my older brother Stuart and my dad were artists and my experiments couldn’t compare (except very badly) to the art they created. So I gave that up rather quickly.
I put together one (count them…ONE) model and I almost enjoyed that…it was a ‘visible woman” and was for a science project. I liked putting together puzzles with my baby sister…but again, it was to help teach her…not just to put one together.
I cookedf…and baked (mostly cakes and biscuits) but that was my “job” when Mother went back to work after Anne was born. My other “job” was to take care of the baby.
So, what did I do for fun? I read books. Every single book I could lay my hands on. They were my companions, my dreams and wishes for a future…..I traveled the world, history and space in those books. It took me longer than most other kids to learn how to read (dyslexia/dysgraphia) but once I got the hang of it I was never without a book to read.