Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Aren't Games Fun!

by Connie S. Hall

I was planning to post something else this week, and I already had my little piece written and critiqued by the group, but it’ll wait until next week. Since the tagging game got me, I guess this is what I get to do.

Games remind me of parties. If there is a party, I want to be there, so please invite me. If you don’t then I’ll have my own party. Since games are usually part of a party, and I love to play games, we must begin.

I guess I'm supposed to write five things about myself that you don't know. This task should be easy because you have no idea who I am. Anything I choose to tell you would probably be okay because you wouldn’t know if it was true or not. After all, I’m a writer.

1. I have four children, two boys, and two girls, all grown now. When my daughters were teenagers we toilet papered many homes. To their surprise my mother, also helped shuttle them and their friends to many homes to make someone happy. They never had to wonder where I learned my joking ways. I will never be too old to participate in such fun. Of course, when our home was toilet papered in retaliation, my daughters had to do the clean up.

2. I was born in the small farming town of Spanish Fork, Utah, but I didn’t live there until I was in the 5th grade. Most people think that small towns are dull and boring. Believe me; it wasn’t because we made our own fun. If it were today most of us would have been jailbirds since stealing watermelon was high on our list.

3. My parents taught me to live life to the fullest. We always had fun. No Dullsville for our family. They taught me to love music. I took lessons, and played the violin for years. Now it sits under my bed waiting for me to pick it up and sometimes if I’m alone, I do pull it out of the case and play.

4. My mother has served for almost 40 years on the Days of ’47 Committee, and for all those years, I have been by her side helping. I have met many famous people (all the LDS church prophets) and participated in activities that would never have been possible without this experience. I always know the months of June and July are spent helping my mother with any tasks she feels necessary. At the age of 86 she is still involved, and that means I’m still busy.

5. My mother and I were both Relief Society Presidents at the same time. Our wards met in the same building at different times. It was a fun experience.

Now I get to choose someone else to play the game. My choice is our fearless leader Darvel.


Anonymous said...

This was fun to read. It's cool that you play the violin. Do you also fiddle, or just do the serious stuff?

Word verification: dkubs
Definition: De baseball team dat plays outta Chicago

Nichole Giles said...

I am amazed at how much we have in common. It has been so fun playing this game. Now, if only Darvell will decide to play along...

Great job!