Down the backstretch, heading for home.
I figured I better get back and finish my 100 before I hit my 200th post, so get your bets down as to whether I can come up with 100.
66. Me, about 1 year old. I loved my wheels. I still love a good set of wheels.
67. I'd love to be able to sing like I could when I was younger. Seems like the voice is one of those things that goes as you get older and don't practice anymore.
68. I hate grasshoppers and June bugs. Makes me shiver just writing this one.
69. When I was 4 years old, mom and dad decided that they could afford to get a bigger home. Several times I remember going with my folks to look at houses. I remember being upset that we didn't get a house that had a tennis court. I freakin' didn't even know what a tennis court was, but I sure wanted it. I could probably drive to that house even now, 60 years later.
70. I don't deal well with death and/or dying. This has been since I was not quite 13 and my oldest sister died. Mom and Dad had her laid out in our front room. If I had to go to bed I'd head up stairs through the kitchen so I didn't have to go through the living room where my sister was, and then when I'd go back downstairs I'd go out through the kitchen.
71. Obviously, if I don't deal well with death, I also don't go back to visit graves. I will go if I'm with some of my sibs and they want to go to the cemetery to visit, but I do not drive to the graves of my sister, my mom and dad, or any other loved ones. It was probably 15 years after my sister died before I could make myself go to a funeral home to honor a close friend that had died of breast cancer.
72. I'm very competitive, especially in sports. Ask my brothers. They'll tell you.
73. I lettered in 4 sports a year all 4 years of high school.
74. I won 2nd in singles and 2nd in doubles in the Okla. City Tennis Tournament the summer I was 16.
75. I had, and wore, a Nehru Jacket.
75. I also had, and wore, a pea coat and white, Navy issue bell bottom breeches, the kind that you could button down the right or left . Got them at the Army/Navy Surplus Store. I'd starch and iron them crisp and strut my stuff... when I still had stuff to strut.
76. I smoked cigarettes for about 40 years. Quit Jan. 31st, 2000.
77. My great granddaddy on my momma's side was a country doctor. More about him another time.
78. I believe that a person's sexual preferences don't make a person, just like their religion doesn't make them who they are, just like color doesn't make them who they are. I think their heart and soul makes them who they are.
79. I can't even get one foot behind my head anymore... much less both of them. That 40 pounds sure took up folding up room.
80. I really enjoy my own company. I learned as a child that I enjoyed being alone a lot. Not to say I don't like people. I do. But I just need my alone time.
Well, the race ain't quite run yet. I'm tired. I'm going to go to bed. I'll make sure to come up with 20 more when I can think 'em up. Dang, this is hard. But fun and a challenge...
I did tell you I'm competitive, didn't I?