23 Things About Me

Musings on Me: 23 Truths about Me

Rev Aileen LawrimoreWhen trying to decide what to post today, I went through my files looking for things I’d written previously, but had not yet posted on my blog. I found several lists of “things about me,” likely a response to some Facebook challenge in the early days of social media when I actually accepted such challenges. Anyway, I sifted through the different lists and compiled a new one. Here are 23 things about me. Do we have anything in common?

  1. As a child, I read all the books in my library on Abraham Lincoln and on Harriet Tubman and many other biographies. Clara Barton, Florence Nightingale, George Washington Carver . . .
  2. Alex Haley’s Roots was a key experience of my childhood.
  3. I have a friend from Denmark. We’ve been friends for almost four decades.
  4. My Danish friend is from Greenland; I visited her there for a month in 1982.
  5. I do not know how to knit or crochet.
  6. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, I was the sign language interpreter at First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City. Our service was televised; I appeared in an inset frame in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  7. I don’t remember much of the sign language I used to know.
  8. I get mad at Siri when she doesn’t understand my Southern accent. She’s a complete ignoramus with absolutely no Southern charm, bless her heart.
  9. My favorite color has been purple since the late 70’s. Before that, it was yellow.
  10. I loved getting up in the middle of the night to feed my babies.
  11. The worst pain I’ve ever felt was not childbirth. It was a corneal ulcer. Think open wound in your eye. Yep. That hurt.
  12. In my first job back in 1982, I worked in a seafood kitchen. One thing I had to do was to prep the food to be cooked. That included, among other things, washing the oysters. Eww.
  13. I once worked for a perfect boss and had a perfect assistant at the same time. I was not working at a seafood restaurant at the time.
  14. I’ve never said, “Gosh, I wish I hadn’t exercised today.
  15. I’ve never thought, “Having that second serving? Sure glad I did that!”
  16. On Lincoln’s birthday nearly every year (February 12), I read the Gettysburg Address and it always brings tears to my eyes. (So does the “I Have a Dream” speech).
  17. I do not play the lottery and I do not like Las Vegas.
  18. When talking about my sister, I usually call her, “My sister,” whether the person knows her by name or not. My sister does the same thing when talking about me.
  19. I have always loved church. As a child, I loved two-week long Vacation Bible School and week-long revivals. When my dad preached at revivals or officiated at weddings, I always wanted to go with him.
  20. I follow rules. I put my shopping cart back. I don’t walk until the red hand is gone and the little man appears. I go in the in the entrance and out the exit. That’s the rule. So that’s what I do.
  21. On Christmas mornings when I was young, I was always most excited to see which book I would get and would spend the entire afternoon reading it.
  22. I once catalogued the children’s books and encyclopedias in our home using some form of the Dewey Decimal system—the library catalog system that was in use at the time (circa 1972, when I was 7 years old).
  23. I can’t remember ever being bored. Seriously. I can’t. (There’s always one more book to read.)

So. Do we have anything in common? Comment below to let me know.

About the Author Aileen Lawrimore

Aileen Mitchell Lawrimore is a mother x 3, wife x 28 (years not men), minister, speaker, writer, retreat leader, and lover of beagles and books. She has a lot to say.

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Anonymous says March 16, 2016

#8 and 14 love it!

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    Aileen Lawrimore says March 17, 2016

    Why do they not have a Southern Siri? It seems so obvious, doesn't it! (Thanks for commenting!)

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Anonymous says March 20, 2016

A person in my knitting group would always tease me when i said "my sister" blah blah. So we are together on that one.

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Jess says March 28, 2016

#5 and #17

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