Ten Things You Might Not Know About Me

@just4him (106606)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
March 9, 2016 9:43pm CST
Then again since this question has been posed a few times you might know these facts so I'm going to try to come up with ten I haven't mentioned before. 1. When I was pregnant with my first child, I loved chocolate ice cream and pickles together. You do strange things when you're pregnant. 2. I was born on the hottest day of summer the year I was born. The bobby pins in Mom's hair rusted. 3. My favorite subject in school was Geography. I love knowing where all the countries are, and now that I'm blogging, it helps to know where everyone comes from. 4. My dad named me. There are three V's in the family that I'm aware of - my grandmother was Viola, my sister is Vickie, and then there's me. 5. There are five Harold's in my combined family. My grandfather, father, X late husband, his grandfather, and my youngest son. He goes by his middle name. It was easier that way when he was a baby. 6. I've seen the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Philippine Sea. The Atlantic when I was in Boot Camp for the Navy, the Pacific when I was stationed in San Diego, and the Philippine Sea when I lived on Guam when my husband was stationed there. 7. I got pregnant with my first child when I was 19 and had him when I was 19 - six days before I turned 20. 8. My firstborn was born on Friday the 13th, my second on Veteran's Day as it was celebrated that year, also three days before Halloween, and my third on Paul Revere Day - April 18. I was married on Veteran's Day - the official day, and one of my grandson's was born on Veteran's Day, our anniversary. I have another grandson whose birthday is the first day of spring. My two granddaughters are a day and ten years apart. 9. I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Architectural 20 years ago. No work in the field caused me to look elsewhere for work. 10. I was an AWANA leader when my kids were little and in AWANA, so it's fun to be part of the program again that is so beneficial to children and youth. Okay, there are ten different things I know you didn't know about me. I didn't mention the obvious ones everybody here knows about. What can you tell me about you? I'd love to read your list in a post. Thanks for reading.
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@jaboUK (52727)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 16
Is this one doing the rounds again? I must admit I do like reading them, and learning more about my friends on here.
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
I saw it on @Hatley 's post. So I don't know if she started it or was just posting some things about her.
@DianneN (71292)
• United States
10 Mar 16
I didn't know any of those things about you except for #9, which you recently shared with me. Very interesting.
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
Thank you. I worked hard to find ten new things.
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@DianneN (71292)
• United States
10 Mar 16
@just4him I'm sure it was difficult. I couldn't do it!
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
@DianneN It took a bit of remembering to come up with these.
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@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
10 Mar 16
nice one Valerie. your first child must be the best birthday gift you receieved.
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
It would be nice to think so, but he's my ADHD child and has anger issues. I love him, and as long as we aren't under the same roof everything is fine. I've needed to put restraining orders on him several times. So it would be nice to think he was a great birthday present, it really isn't so.
@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
@just4him im sorry to hear that.
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Mar 16
@MGjhaud It's okay, the tough years are over. He's staying here for the moment, but he'll be moving out the end of the month, which will be beneficial for both of us.
• Canada
10 Mar 16
I did know about the Architectural degree. I think you must have written about that before. It's always enlightening to learn more tidbits about the people we communicate with here.
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
It is, isn't it. I always enjoy reading about people here, it draws us closer.
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• Canada
10 Mar 16
@just4him It lets us know the real person we are talking to.
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Mar 16
@Sheilamarie78 Yes it does.
@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
10 Mar 16
You are one very interesting young lady. Wow you have been plenty of places as well and mixed up with many Harolds it seems - must be some attraction there. Love your "things about you" maybe I shall do one later.
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
Yeah, I went out with three different Harold's too, so I figured it was in the cards to marry one.
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@Inlemay (16470)
• South Africa
11 Mar 16
@just4him you were Harold'ed over
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Mar 16
@Inlemay I guess I was.
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@Vjvals (935)
• Roseville, California
10 Mar 16
Impressive
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
Thanks.
@Dena91 (4069)
• United States
10 Mar 16
I enjoyed reading these. I came up with some too, hopefully some new ones. Have a blessed day
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
I look forward to reading your list.
@Drosophila (16742)
• Ireland
10 Mar 16
that's very impressive! my list is slightly longer than 10 xD
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
I look forward to reading all about you.
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@Lucky15 (33450)
• Philippines
10 Mar 16
i just made a list after reading marie's :) nice to know more about you ma'am :)
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
I'm going to read yours too. It's always good to read about each other.
@marlina (69916)
• Canada
10 Mar 16
Impressive!
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
Thank you.
• Eugene, Oregon
10 Mar 16
Interesting! I will have to think about that, since I have revealed much already.
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
I had too, so this was fun to find out what people didn't know.
@Hatley (164777)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Mar 16
I told about me in ten ones just recently so see my p ost lol. glad to know all this about you to.My son was born on he same day different years as our great great great grandfather Clark.
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
Your post inspired me to write this one. That's interesting about your son.
@FourWalls (12468)
• United States
10 Mar 16
What did you do in the Navy? I was a yeoman. I always joke it was the hardest job in the Navy: babysitting the officers.
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
I'm sure it was. I was OJT Radio. I missed Radio school by one point on the GCTARI test. I missed Corps school by 5. So I was a gopher and routed message boards to all those officers you babysat
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• United States
10 Mar 16
Loved learning more about you! :-) I'll have to think through my list and share them in a post soon. :-)
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
I look forward to reading it.
@Tampa_girl7 (24228)
• United States
10 Mar 16
I will try to do one nice to learn more about you.
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
I look forward to reading it.
@salonga (28008)
• Philippines
10 Mar 16
Thank you for being generous enough to share those interesting things about you.
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
You're welcome.
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@Jessicalynnt (47798)
• Centralia, Missouri
11 Mar 16
I will throw out one odd one, I, while not athletic, used to be the best jump roper in my class in elementary school, talking the big ropes that two people turn, used to play chase through it, and had to go first, since ppl got tired of me catching them
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Mar 16
That's exciting. I used to jump rope all the time in school. I didn't do anything fancy.
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• Centralia, Missouri
11 Mar 16
@just4him sadly I never did manage Double Dutch or things like that would always trip over something
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt I think you read my mind. I was going to ask about Double Dutch. I used to watch entranced at the kids who could do that.
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@jstory07 (63983)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Mar 16
Those are really interesting facts about you. All four of my great-grandsons were born in March two years apart from each other. The first two have a different mother so when the last two were born in March two years apart that was amazing.
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@just4him (106606)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Mar 16
That is amazing. I had a hard time coming up with ten things nobody knew about me.