Japanese garden in Portland, Oregon.
Our church fellowship has an annual auction fundraising event for the missionaries. There are open auction and the silent auction. Members of the group donate goods or activities for auction. We then bid on the items and all proceeds go to the missionaries.
My husband and I donated a steak dinner event, and the bid went up to $400 from two couples. A friend and I sponsored a silent auction of brunch for 12 ladies with $25 each. There were more ladies who wanted to sign up, but it quickly filled all the spots.
We signed up for five silent auction events and bid for two open auctions. One of the silent auction I got was a Spring Brunch held last Saturday. The hostess decorated her home with Paris theme. The co-hostesses did a fabulous job to make the event memorable. The food was delicious and beautiful. Being with this almost 30 years of long-time friends is always a delight and enjoyable.
This tag sounds a lot of fun and here are a few rules to make sure the game is passed on smoothly, but these are easy to remember as they all revolve around the number 11.
11 tags, 11 answers, 11 questions
Use the Blue Sky banner
It is sort of polite to mention the person who tagged you
You need to answer the 11 questions set by your tagger
You will need to make up 11 original and interesting or funny questions for those you tag.
You need to tag 11 people
Here are the eleven questions from Sally…♥♥♥
What was the name of your first pet and what did you love most about them? (if you have not had a pet, substitute, boyfriend, girlfriend, or film star!)
I didn’t have pets, so I go with my girlfriend. The name of my childhood girlfriend is Shirley. She is my fifth-grade music teacher’s daughter. I love music and visited her often in fifth and sixth grades. I love listening to her playing the piano. We’ve kept our friendship throughout the years. I got to visit her and her husband when my husband and I traveled to London. They took us sightseeing for five days.
If you could meet anyone from history, who would you meet and why?
I would like to meet President Abraham Lincoln because I admired his desire to learn credited to his mother and stepmother. Even though schools were not available, he managed to study law, became an attorney, congressman, and President of the United States. He was the only President who has a patent for his invention.
What are the most common misconception people have about you?
This is a good one, people usually think of my age a lot younger than I am. Overall, people look younger these days, so the number doesn’t really matter.
If you could buy any car in the world what would it be and why?
When I bought my current car which is an Acura, I made a spreadsheet listing all the features I wanted for a new car. I compared the prices among Audi, Lexus, Infinity, and Acura. They all have the features I wanted, but Acura was less expensive. I’m practical. I want a reliable car, not something that impresses somebody. My next car would have a navigator and a rear mirror that shows how far I back up the car.
Do you have a hobby your friends don’t know about?
I play computer scribble (against a computer player). My husband and my daughter know about it, but it didn’t come up in the conversation with my friends, so they don’t know about it.
What was the last movie you saw at the cinema?
Oh, it was the Metropolitan Opera – Live HD Encore of Puccini’s La Bohème.
Describe your perfect day
Have morning coffee in my garden and no appointments for the day. Better yet, visit my daughter in Portland, Oregon and spend the whole day babysitting my 10 months old granddaughter.
Summer or winter?
Winter, because it rains, we need rain storm. Our winter is short so it won’t get too cold.
Looks or Personality?
Personality. The look won’t last for too long. ♥♥♥
City or countryside?
I’ve lived in different cities my whole life. I don’t know what it is like living in the countryside.
Action or comedy?
Comedy with the replay of my favorite comedian.
Here are my eleven questions should you accept this fun play.
- When was the last time you handwrote something lengthy?
- Does your birth order affect your achievement?
- Do you listen to music while you read or write?
- What was your favorite childhood holiday?
- Are you open to try strange food?
- Are you a collector of anything?
- What is your natural talent?
- Are you adventuresome?
- Sleep with the door open or closed?
- Morning lark or night owl?
- Tea or coffee?
Here are the 11 lovely bloggers I tag. You know that you’re not obligated to accept the tag. I would be delighted to read your answers. If I didn’t make the list long enough to include you, feel free to jump in.
If you do accept the tag and participate, please share the link of your post to me in the comment so that I could read and share it.
Liz Husebye Hartmann
Please make sure that you’re not obligated to accept the tag. I would be delighted to read your answers. If I didn’t make the list long enough to include you, feel free to jump in.
If you do accept the tag and participate, please share the link of your post so that I could read and share it.