Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chat on the Farmhouse Porch

What a fun Chat I came across today!

Everyday Ruralty
 " I think we should put on the tea kettle and the coffee pot, then have a fun time talking." the blogger says.

These are the questions to be answered....

What was your favorite game as a child?
I loved playing Life and Jacks.

Have you ever had your own business? (home business, a shop, Etsy, lemon-aid stand, etc)

My first business was when I was about 7 years old, I went door to door selling boxes of cards to my neighbors. What a hoot now when I think back about it.

I also sold Discovery Toys when the kids were small,
had my own 'Nursery Designs by John'aLee"

Interior's by John'a Lee

Showcase Interiors
started out all of these by sewing curtains, nursery sets, pillows, etc. I specialized in those really ruffly curtains of the 80's.    

Oh yes....and can't forget I had my own Cinnamon Roll shop in Dallas, Texas right down the street from American Airlines headquarters. 

How's your spelling?

I always won the spelling bees in school. I LOVE spelling. Love playing Words with Friends online. Last night I was looking up the 'word for the day' on Dictionary.com. Okay...I know...I need help. 

 How are you about going to the dentist?

Come on....does anybody ever say, "Oh yippee....I get to go to the dentist today???" 

 Do you enjoy board games?

I do. Love playing Scrabble with all of my kids and their mates! After first playing with the adorable guy my daughter married, he went into  Google Search and put in "How do I beat my mother-in-law at Scrabble?"

And he got answers! That was the funny part! They actually told him how to do it! 

I happily play Checkers with my oldest grand daughter. She used to get mad that I wouldn't let her win. I told her, 
"Em, I wouldn't be doing you any good if I let you win. I will show you 'how' I win, and I will  teach you everything I know, but I won't just let you win."
And every time I come...she pulls out the Checker Board!   

So what are your answers ladies?
These questions brought back some delightful memories for me!

Make sure to check out the blog this came from!

Happy Tuesday to you all...


  1. John'alee
    This is lovely. I would love to make this chat a blog post.

    My favorite game as a child was "hop scotch"
    First business with cousins was a 'snow cone stand". All the money we made we put in a jar and bought my grandma a gift.
    I hope my Etsy shop does as well as the snow cone business did back in the day no sales yet but working hard to get stuff made.

  2. It was certainly nice meeting you today. Your blog is so charming & warm. I had to laugh at your response regarding dentists. I get antsy just thinking to the dentist and I am long over-due on seeing one, too. :(

    Thanks for stopping by my little niche in Blogosphere. I'm now following you, my friend!

  3. Welcome to my porch! I really like your blog header. I used to like the game of Life too. Some of your businesses sound really interesting. I hope we'll see you again on the porch.

  4. I loved to play Monopoly and Memory as a child. For a little over a year I had a home based business selling herbal soap on consignment in gift shops. Discovered being in business took the joy out of it for me.
    I love to read and I think that always helps in the spelling department.
    I have a dentist appointment tomorrow morning, as a matter of fact. The dentist is a good friend and I don't mind visiting--until the drill hits the teeth! Can't Stand that noise!!
    LOVE board games. Play Scrabble with my Mom every Tuesday (I won today, but we are pretty evenly matched), and my kids, their spouses and I Love Euro-style board games! TMI?

  5. You are the second person to mention playing jacks and I loved that game but I might just buy me another set work on my hand eye coordination.

  6. Thank you so much for becoming my newest follower and for stopping by for a Chat. I loved playing jacks too and I love how many different kinds of businesses you have had, that is so cool.
    It is so nice to meet you and I look forward to reading some more of your posts.
    Thank you,
    At My Field of Dreams.

  7. I didn't know you sold Discovery Toys. So did I. I started in 1985 and stopped in 1992. One more thing in common. :)