Musical Share [syw]

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Melanie starts our week off right with a new group of Share Your World questions. Let’s get to it!

1. When you were a kid, did you eat the crusts on your sandwich or not?

I ate them and I’ve never understood the thing about cutting them off. Unless you bake your own bread and the edges are stale, it makes no sense ~ commercial loaves of bread are soft all the way through. I didn’t cut the crusts of sandwiches for my kids either. If they didn’t want crusts, they could have eaten the middles only, but I don’t remember that happening.

2. Are you a fan of musicals—why or why not?

I totally adore musicals! I just rewatched Chicago last week, and I regularly rewatch Mamma Mia 1 and 2. Other faves are The Sound of Music, Hair, Fiddler on the Roof, Walk the Line, My Fair Lady, and Footloose (especially the remake).

3. Is it difficult to do what you do? (for a living, hobby etc.). If you’re retired, what you ‘did’ previously for a job can be substituted.

I’m a legal secretary (transactional real estate), and it’s not that difficult for me because I am obsessed with details, but it might be harder for someone who isn’t good with numbers, names, and proofreading.

4. What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to? (Doesn’t have to be a rock concert either).

I haven’t been to many. Pat Benatar’s back in the 1980s was great.

5. Looking back over your life, what is one thing you’re grateful for? One thing you really regret?

Every day I’m grateful that I had children. My daughters are the best thing in my life and bring me the most happiness. I love them both so much and my grands too! I do regret not getting divorced from their father sooner, as I might have had a chance for a successful new romance without so much emotional baggage from that marriage. But it’s fine, and I have learned to enjoy being single and NOT looking. I used to say that I regret not going to Northwestern when I had the chance, but if I had, I probably wouldn’t have met my children’s father, so I don’t really regret that. Like everyone who misses someone who’s gone, I regret not spending more time with my mom, but no amount would have been enough…

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8 responses to “Musical Share [syw]

  1. In every regret, there’s something we are grateful for.

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  2. I forgot about Footloose, and I really enjoyed that.

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  3. Thanks Paula for Sharing Your World! You need to find both “Tommy” and “Jesus Christ Superstar” as both, IMO, are musicals I bet you’d really enjoy. I know I did. Footloose the original is the only version for me, mainly because of where they filmed it and the memories associated with that sleepy little town. It’s gone now and is a huge part of the conglomeration of formerly tiny towns along Utah’s I-15 that have blended into one another. Tongue in cheek old timers in Utah (Like me) call that mess “Northern L.A.” because of the massive sprawl. I get lost down there now if I attempt to go somewhere formerly familiar, like Lehi, where the original Footloose was filmed. The silos are still there, but buried in a massive clump of buildings that have sprung up. The fields and so forth? A memory only. I think most of us miss the opportunities we didn’t take to spend time with our parents while we could. Have a great week! 🙂

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