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01/21/2005 Entry: "MI-5"

This week's MI-5 brought to you by my beloved wife Susan.

1. What's your earliest childhood memory?
Going to the circus with (I think) Aunt Ginny behind Dave's restaurant? Is that right? It's very foggy.

2. What food did you dislike as a child, but now like?
Onions. Mom, when she made meatloaf, would make 1/2 with onions for her and Dad, and 1/2 without for us kids. Now, I'm and onion freak. I love 'em, raw, cooked, soup, glazed, whatever, I'm in!

3. What activity do you like most to do with your children/grandchildren?
I like to talk religion with Julia. (Did I ever mention the time she and I watched a doccumentary on Martin Luther together?) I like to feed Matt his bottle, and play "squishy cheeks" with Nat.

4. What's the funniest thing your child/grandchild ever did?
The boys make some funny faces now and again. I remember when Julia just started to pray, she would thank God for all kinds of neat things. I remember she thanked Him for roller coasters one night, even though she'd never been on one!

5. You're are going to have twins--one boy and one girl. What names do you pick?
Girl would be Elizabeth, boy would be Cornelius. (Or maybe Zechariah--goes well with Elizabeth.) Boy names are hard for Susan and I. It took me forever to settle on Matthew.

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I think Matthew is my favorite book of the Bible. Nathaniel I haven't read much. wink

Posted by Jim @ 01/21/2005 08:25 PM EST

1. I remember going to a place owned by Joe and Jo Baboza. It wasn't their house in St. George--I seem to think it was a place by a lake. Mom and Dad were playing cards there. I think I remember being put to sleep on their bed and hearing the water. Maybe I'm imagining this, but I have had this memory for a long time, and it's always the same.

2. Well, I guess like my brother, it would have to be onions--although I'm still not crazy about them--at least I can tolerate them.

3. I always loved to read books to Eben. Caleb isn't quite ready for the reading yet, but close. He likes to point at the pictures and turn the pages fast.

4. Well, these may not be the funniest things, but it's what I can remember off the top of my head--When Eben was in Kindergarten, he told me that his best friend was Sam, "You know, Mom, the one with the chocolate face." Eben meant absolutely no harm, of course, and I loved the innocence. I guess it was the originality of the description "chocolate face" that struck me funny. As far as Caleb goes, he was really funny lsat week when he learned that he could reach the kitchen lightswitch. Off and on. Off and on. Everytime the light went on, he would applaud.

5. Elizabeth Margaret and Nathan Rogers. (Since I positively know that I'll never have twins, I can safely steal my brother's name for a girl, as well as take a variation of his 1st son.) I also really wanted to use Margaret Elizabeth if Caleb had been a girl. I wanted to use the nickname "Maggie Beth". Dwane wouldn't hear of it though.

Posted by Lisa @ 01/23/2005 06:08 PM EST

Well, there was indeed a circus...but I'm surprised that you can remember it at all...Lisa wasn't very old...you had to be 2 1/2 or 3 at most. Funny the little things that we remember.

Posted by Aunt Ginny @ 01/23/2005 11:16 PM EST

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