Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Five: Connecting

My sputtering on-again, off-again blog is... ON today, as I play the Friday Five. Jan's questions were inspired by her reading of Bowling Alone by Robert D. Putnam and thinking about relationships and the Golden Rule.

Here we go:

1. Self: Who was your hero/heroine when you were about ten years old?
The first person who came to mind was Roy Rogers! Although, this choice is probably more accurate for age 7 or 8 or so. Roy always tried to do the right thing, and got to ride his palomino, Trigger -- cool stuff.

2. Family: Who are you most like? Who is most like you?
I am probably most like my grandmother -- at least I hope so because she was awesome! :) I think my temperament is similar to hers, and I share her appreciation both for the importance of family and for 'the land'/nature.

3. Friends: How do you stay in touch?
My first thought is: 'not well enough' -- because life seems so busy! However, going out to lunch or coffee is one way to keep in touch. Facebook is also nice, especially for 'old' classmates, etc.

4. Neighborhood, community: What are ways you like to be involved?
We know our neighbors and are friendly with them, but it is mostly a 'chat out by the mailbox' kind of thing.

5. Job/church: Do you see a need that will help in developing connections?
My job involves connecting with people all day long -- mostly one on one in the exam room. But often there are family members who come along for the eye exam, and I always appreciate that.

Bonus: A link or anything else about connecting.
Yay! An excuse to post a Carole King song!


Jan said...

I think you definitely connect through your job, plus all your travels to and from Bellingham. I like the thought of Roy Rogers, with his clean living and courage, being your hero. It's nice to have you posting, too!

Mompriest said...

I love Carole King, and I love our friendship via the blogosphere, too. I'm glad you played today.

SingingOwl said...

Hello stranger! Funny, I thot of Roy too. :-) And the song link...doesn't get better than that. Thanks!

David said...

I could see Carole King and James Taylor perform together once a week and not be tired of it. Great stuff.

Barbara B. said...

Thanks, everyone! And I totally agree, David! :)

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

once upon a time, there was a 96 yr. old parishoner i used to visit... and he had horses outside his window at the nursing home. he used to talk about a horse he had as a boy named penny, because it was copper like a penny and how it reminded him of trigger, Roy's horse of course... he was a very wise soul. i still miss him...

which just goes to say, all the great ones looked up to roy!

Diane said...

I loved connecting with you through blogging, and I regret that I'm not keeping up.

still hope to travel in your direction someday, though...