Monday, February 22, 2010

Seven things you might not have known about me. . .








Hello, and welcome to Bunny Cottage! I am so glad you could drop by for a while! I recently received an award from my friend, Jocelyn, of "Just a Little Southern Hospitality". I was very honored to receive the award, and according to Jocelyn, I am to share seven things about myself. I encourage you to pay Jocelyn a visit when you have the opportunity. She is a sweet gal who loves her home and family. You can find her here: http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Seven things you might now know about me:
1. As a young girl, I had a crush on Elvis (still do!). When other girls were swooning over the Beatles, I was swooning over Elvis. My momma loved him, too. We would go to the drive-in movie and watch his movies.
2. I once owned a cherry red 1960 Plymouth Fury that was a film star. This car was in a couple of movies filmed here in Texas: "Born on the Fourth of July" starring Tom Cruise and "A Perfect World" starring Clint Eastwood. That is about as close to stardom as I will ever get!!
3. I love reading to children. When I was in the classroom, never a year went by that I didn't read "Charlotte's Web" to my children. We always had a good cry at the end!
4. My dad was a cotton farmer. He loved to plant those cotton seeds and watch those beautiful plants come up. I, too, love to plant and watch things grow. I grow around 100 rose bushes, most of them antique and old garden roses.
5. As a young girl, I read every "Archie" comic book I could get my hands on.
6. Although I am a 5th generation Texan, I grew up in Carlsbad, NM. Carlsbad is home to the world famous "Carlsbad Caverns". Carlsbad High School where I graduated had a caveman as their mascot. Our sports teams were called "The Carlsbad Cavemen".
7. I am a hopeless romantic! I watch "Sense and Sensibility" at least twice a year.

Well, dear friends, I hoped you enjoyed learning a little more about me. We are expecting snow tomorrow so I went to the store to stock up on food items that I might need. If we get snow here, things have a tendency to come to a stand still (we aren't used to that white stuff!). I hope you have a fun-filled week full of fun and laughter! Blessings to each and everyone of you!

27 comments:

Mari said...

HELLO VICKI,
I ALSO HAVE A BIG CRUSH ON ELVIS.....LOL
CONGRATS ON YOUR AWARD!!!! HOW NICE FOR YOU :p

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Thanks for sharing, Vicky! c o n g r a t s on your award!! So many rose bushes to plant, wow, that must be heavenly looking at when grown ....

Have a happy week!
Saskia
xo

Willow said...

I loved the Archie comic books too. When I was in Jr. High School I think I got everyone that was made at the time. I wished I still had them all.

Willow

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Hi Vicki, it is so fun to learn a little bit more about you. Thanks for receiving the award. You certainly deserve it :-) Have a wonderfully blessed day. And stay warm.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I loved Elvis too! My sister had every one of his albums and I would listen to them! 100 roses! Wow!
Debbie-Dabble

Julie Harward said...

We sound a lot alike...I love Elvis too and I read all those comic books...LOVE Sense and Sensibility, could watch it over and over, my favorite thing to do is to read to children. Thanks for sharing..that is so neat about the car! :D

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Vicki, I can't believe how many things we have in common, I too love Elvis (who doesn't!) and I read every Archie comic book there ever was! I can't read Charlotte's Web without cryinng though... I love your car! Years ago, I wanted one that was almost the twin of yours! It was a Plymouth Fury, red convertible even, but my daddy wouldn't let me buy it because it had a Hemi... he knew I would speed around in it and he was right! Fun learning a few new things about you! I knew you have lived in Carlsbad as we have talked about that! Love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Marilyn said...

Very interesting......
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

craftymarta said...

MS VICKY, LOOK AT YOU, LIVING IN THE DANGER SIDE! I ALWAYS THOUGHT ELVIS WAS ABOUT AS HANDSOME AS A MAN CAN BE. I LOVE HIS LOOKS BETTER THAN HIS MUSIC. THE RED CAR...WHAT DID YOU DO WITH IT? IT WILL BE WORTH BIG MONEY THIS DAYS.THE ROSES, WE GOT THAT IN COMMON TOO, THE ONLY THING IS THAT I KILL EVERYTHING, EVEN CACTUS! I REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME ME AND MY BROTHER WATCH CHARLOTTE'S WEB, WE CRIED AND CRIED. I GOT THE VINTAGE MOVIE FOR MY NEPHEWS WITH THE HOPE THEY WILL CHERISHED TOO. I LOVE ARCHIE AND BETTY, HATED VERONICA. I READ ARCHIE GROWING UP TOO. JANE AUSTEN BOOKS AND MOVIES, WELL THIS IS CRAZY BUT A COSTUMER AND ME WERE DISCUSSING OUR FAV MOVIES OF ALL TIMES AND WE HAVE WATCHED SENSE AND SENSIBILTY ABOUT 12 TO 15 TIMES EACH. WOW. SO IT'S AMAZING TO ME TO DISCOVERED WE ARE MORE KINDRED THAN I EVER THOUGHT. HAVE A BLESSED SNOW IN DAY, I PLAN TO CRAFT UNTIL I CAN NO MORE.BLESSINGS, MARTA.

someplace in thyme said...

Hi Sweet friend, I loved this post and learning more about you. I have to admit I love the Archie and Veronica comic books, just couldn't get my fill of them, Char

Pauline said...

Dear Vicki, thanks for sharing with us. Have a blessed week too :o)

Hugs

Regina Cabral said...

Linda sua história! Beijos, Regina.

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Vicki. I really enjoyed reading your 7 things about you.... wow 100 Roses, how wonderful,,, I love Roses,,,, hope the snow misses you,,, but if not take care and enjoy your snow day...

Hugs;
Alaura

vickie said...

Hi Vickie, enjoyed reading your post today and the comments. Wow, that's a lot of rose
bushes, wish I could grow them here in Central TX, I just don't have the "rose thumb"! I loved Elvis too, he and I have the same birthday, Jan 8. The snow might come through Austin tomorrow, very unusual for us.

Lisa said...

Oh I love these!! Thanks for sharing!
Have a beautiful week!
Hugs, Lisa

Pom Pom said...

Yes, Sense and Sensibility is SUCH a keeper and Charlotte's Web is one of my favorites.

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Hi, congrats on your award!! I love Elvis, he is and always will be the KING :)

Maria said...

Hi Vicki!
I could put a few of those on my list too!
I have some movies that I call my "comfort" movies... I could watch "While You Were Sleeping" and "You've Got Mail" many times a year... I also love the Jane Austen movies!
Many wishes for a wonderful week!
We're getting more snow here in upstate, NY!
~MARIA

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Fun! I love learning more about my blogging friends.

My DIL and I watched Sense and Sensibility when she was here. I love Elana's crying and laughing at the end!

I loved the Archies comic books, too!

Have a great day, Vicki! ♥

koralee said...

Thank goodness for those Archie comics...I had so many..my main reading material as a youth. I just wish I had them all today. Sending you much love for a great week. xoxox

lilian said...

Hello Vicki, congrats on your award!! I used to read Archie´s comics when I was a young girl,and I had a lot of fun with them. besos. Lilian.-

Stella said...

What a great car. Who wouldn't love it. Wish I could grow 100 roses I know they are just beautiful. Wish roses were easier to grow here in the midwest. I struggle with the few I have. Thanks for letting us get to know you better.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I've never known anyone else but me who loved the Archie Comic Books!!I totally related to Betty!! Loved Elvis, too. I always cry when reading/watching Charlotte's Web ~ my little granddaughter always thought that was so silly! Cool that your car was in both those movies.

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

T's Daily Treasures said...

So fun learning more about you. When I was 12, I got my first tape recorder for Christmas. There was a special about Elvis' music since he had died the year earlier; I taped the whole thing and sang to his music over and over and over, on car trips, in my bedroom. My aunt who has since passed also loved him and collected tons of memorabilia. My girlfriend in San Antonion said the snow lasted long enough for her to get pictures and then it was over. Hope you are having a fabulous day. Blessings, Tammy

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Such a fun post Vicki :) I always love reading these things and learning about bloggers. I LOVE Charlotte's Web!! It is still one of my favorite books to read!!
Hugs,
Amy

Ana said...

Hi Vicki,
It was so much fun getting to know a little bit more about you. Congratulations on your award...Oh and love that car! Have a wonderful day my dear friend.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

The Spanish Dahlia said...

Hi Vickie~
This is my second time visiting Bunny Cottage and my first time leaving a comment. Kinda make me wonder why I haven't dropped in for several more visits before because your blog is such a delight and I really enjoyed reading your seven facts about you! I especially love old cars from the 40's and 50's and dream of owning a 1950's Ford or Chevy Pick up Truck someday. Hubby and I would like to buy one that's in decent shape and turn it into our fix up-project. Anyway, I too share your love of old roses and bought over thirty of them last spring from David Austin. Aren't they thee most beautiful flowers in thw world?
I live in upstate New York and the snow has been falling all week long! Oh well, can't do much fretting about that, right! Soon springtime will bless us with all her beauty and I will be in heaven once again!
Have a wonderful weekend~ Stephanie