Here are my answers to this week’s Share Your World from Sparks
What news event do you vividly remember hearing about as a child, and where were you?
I can’t quite remember where I was but President Kennedy was assassinated at 8:30 pm South African time on my 11th birthday so it would only have been the next day that I became aware of it. I know that I started collecting magazine pictures of him and put them up on my bedroom wall. I also remember watching a drive-in newsreel of the funeral and the image of John Jr saluting made a lasting impression on me.
What is a Christmas song that makes you cringe?
I don’t cringe at Christmas songs. I quite like them. I love “I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus” and that might be cringe worthy to some.
What is one place you shop(ped prior to Covid) that might have surprised people?
When I lived in Cape Town I patronised the usual chain stores like Pick ‘n Pay and Woolworths for household stuff. Most of my clothing came from Woolworths or small boutiques. Quality was important in my working days. Now my clothing purchases are limited to Mr Price Clothing and Tekkie Town which would surprise many of my friends, I think. These stores are inexpensive and provide the basics.
What is your least favorite holiday side dish?
I love all holiday food. Maybe brussel sprouts are my least favourite but I will eat them.
GRATITUDE SECTION (Always optional)
Share something heart warming that’s happened to you lately.
Lots of heart warming things are happening right now. We are visiting our rural family in Kwa-Zulu Natal. We are with the patriarch and matriarch of the family but have had frequent visits from their grandchildren (our great-nieces and great-nephews). At the request of Grandma, the Earl gave four of them aged between 10 and 15 a basic lesson on electrics and it was heartwarming to see how well he presented and how enthusiastically they responded.
It is also heartwarming to see how after a very premature birth which their brother did not survive, the ‘miracle babies’ are thriving. They are now two years old and doing well.