Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Time Traveler Meme

Today we ripped this meme of a blogger known as Emily Barton, the Queen 'o Memes at Telecommuter Talk. We were lucky to find this meme. Emily actually wrote it herself (when do we find that? We'd guess maybe once a year.) We have told Emily that we stole it but we've already been given permission. Emily wrote, "Are you reading this? Then the Queen has tagged you. Get on with it." Thanks, Your Majesty! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!
Cheers to all of us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: The Time Traveler Meme

Emily's Rules:

1. Depending on your age, go back 10, 15, 20, or even more years.
2. Tell us how many years back you have traveled and why.
3. Pretend you have met yourself during that era, and tell us where you are.
4. You only have one "date" with this former self.
5. Answer these questions.

Okay, as we start, what year is it and how old are you?

It is 1968 and I am 10 years old, we are traveling for the first time to Puerto Rico, where we moved to five years later.  It will be the first time we fly on an airplane.  We flew with Eastern Airlines, and flying over the Bermuda Triangle terrified me. Seeing the island as we were flying in was awesome.  I could see the palm trees blowing in the wind and the ocean waves hitting the coast.

1. Would your younger self (YYS, from here) recognize you when you first meet? 

I think so since I look like my mom.

2. Would YYS be surprised to discover what you are doing job wise?

No I don't think so.  We all knew that I was supposed to be a nurse.  However, maybe my YYS would have wanted me to be the writer and painter I always wanted to be.

3. What piece of fashion advice would you give YYS?

It gets better, you won't have to wear Mom's handmade outfits for much longer and not to buy so many platform shoes!

4. What do you think YYS is most going to want to know? 

Who I married and how many children I have.

5. How would you answer YYS's question? 

I would tell her that I did marry and have children, but I wouldn't give any details.  I wouldn't tell her that we got divorced, or that our first daughter Alexandra Christine died at birth.  Although our marriage failed, my children are my life and I wouldn't want my YYS to miss out on meeting them. 

6. What would probably be the best thing to tell YYS? 

The life is a blast and not to miss out on anything.  To stop worrying and to continue writing and drawing.

7. What is something that you probably wouldn't tell YYS?

I wouldn't tell her that our mom died in 1993 of cancer.

8. What do you think will most surprise YYS about you?

That all my kids are grown and moved out and that we live in Seattle, WA.

9. What do you think will least surprise YYS? 

That I am a nurse.

10. At this point in your life, would YYS like to run into "you" from the future? 

I think so.


  1. Hi! Thanks for following!! I am your newest follower! So sorry to hear that your computer crashed & you've lost your lessons. When I post my lessons up I will put a print friendly button which allows you to print the lessons. Hopefully your computer will be okay & won't crash & then you can print them if you want. Have a great week!

  2. Thank you for doing that. So glad you stopped by!

  3. This sounds like great fun...and almost therapeutic too. I am going to do it too. I'll post mine tomorrow because it is too late in the evening now.

    Thanks for sharing...


  4. Hi there.
    I am your newest Cornucopia blog hop follower.
    Please stop by and say HI:).

  5. Thank you for stopping by Mom to Bed by 8. I am glad to return the follow! Have a lovely week.

  6. Thank you all for visiting! I will make sure I am following all of you too!~Lisa

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now following you too!

  8. Thanks for stopping by, I'm now following back. What an interesting meme!

  9. Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog too. Sorry that your son left in August too. We expect our kids to leave one day but somehow I just didn't expect my grandbabies to be so far from me.

    I am looking forward to the Holidays though, because we get to have the grandbabies with us for a week or more at each one. I am going to cherish every single moment of that time.


  10. Thanks so much for stopping by the Cornucopia of Blog Hop! I am now your newest follower.


  11. I got a bit confused on how this meme arrived here, but I enjoyed visiting you and Your Younger Self! :> Sounds like you've enjoyed a few different parts of the globe and some life experiences to make your writing, drawing, and painting all the richer (and I'm sure your patient care too :>)!

  12. I'm a new follower from Monday's Cornucopia Blog hop! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!


Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Is bare.
~James Russell Lowell

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