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Monday, October 19, 2015

CAN YOU BELIEVE I AM BACK...FINALLY?


Liebster Award

Hi Everybody! {{{waving}}}

I am so glad I have been tagged again! This time by Shasarignis at shasarignis.blogspot.com. I struggled to make a post when D7ana  from http://phillycollector.blogspot.com/ tagged me for the "World Doll Day" this past June. Summer got in the way and I never got around to it, darn it! I have time now. I will tell you more about why in an upcoming post. It took me a few days, but I am here! (grin) So, I will respond to both at once

Thanks shasarignis and D7ana!

RULES

The responsibilities associated with this award are as follows:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog. (Check!)
  2. Give your readers eleven random facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the eleven questions from the person who nominated you.
  4. Nominate eleven bloggers to receive this award.
  5. Invent eleven questions for your nominees.

Here are the questions from Shasarignis:

1. What is your favorite doll and why ?
 
The one I love the most is the one I found buried in my back yard. Aside from being beautiful, she makes me think of one word... survival and has become my muse. She sits on my desk.
 
I also like any doll with full articulation. The ones I  would want to own are any found at http://terrigoldphoto.blogspot.com/
 
2. One of your best childhood memories
Going to the New York Worlds Fair
 

 3. Do you travel with your dolls (plane or go to job) ?
Yes, I have a post coming up where I took  a fashion doll and a 1:12 doll to the beach this past May.

 4. When did you start to collect dolls ?
I was probably about four. I never threw  them away. They all just sort of disappeared!
 
5. Do you collect anything else than dolls ?
Cameras, antique books, especially old hymnals to name a few.
 
6. Do you have a favorite place that you like to go, and why this place and not another place ?
Any warm place near water.
 
7. If you have a machine to go back in time, in which time do you want to go ?
I would be chilling (spending time ) with Cleopatra in her palace using her natural products and talking about girly stuff. LOL
 
8. If you could choose your job, what kind of job you would choose ?
Since I am now semi-retired, it would be one that I would make my own hours and play a lot.
 
9. If you could make a movie, what kind of movie would you make ?
It would be a hilarious comedy,  but Denzel Washington would have to be in it!
 
 10. Have you been on a cruise, if not, where would you like to be on a cruise ?
I have been on two cruises so far. One to Panama, Cost Rica and Belize, the other was to the Bahamas.
 
 11. Do you think it is important to respect nature and why ?
 Yes. I Recycle, repurpose (watch next post) and reuse a lot! Many of us are fortunate to have plenty. We need to honor that by not wasting while protecting and preserving the earth and all of its inhabitants.



RANDOM FACTS

1) I was once invited to and attended a press conference at the White House
2)I have nine grandchildren
3) I speak intermediate Spanish
4)I was a cheerleader, a color guard and on a drill team when a teenager
5)I played first chair/string violin in high school
6) I know how to dance ballroom dancing
7) I am tall
8) I am currently writing a novel
9) I really like comedy clubs and I am always making people laugh
10) I enjoy good jazz
11) Finally, I am  much more spiritual than religious and enjoy reading about spiritual things


I now tag:

1) Jocelynsdollhouse
2) Giac
3) Marta at all 4 Barbie
4) 1/6 Point of view
5)Miranda  @ One sixth Avenue
 6) Pier One Sixth
7) darkroomdolls
8) smallerplaces
9) http://aboutmydollhouses.blogspot.com/
10) http://cozycomfortsanddolls.blogspot.com/Farah Lily
11)Roxanne


The  World Doll Day  questions tagged from D7ana  were also answered above  which were :

 1.  2014 Favorite Dolls (and/or Action Figures)

2.  2015 Wish List Dolls (and/or Action Figures

3. Tag 5 people to do as I have done.

I will not tag anyone for the World Doll Day because that takes place in June.

My questions to them are:
 
1) Have you ever shared your dolls/miniatures with a member of the opposite sex?

2) Do you tell others about your hobby?

3) Do you have dolls /miniatures of other scales?

4) Do you have a budget just for your hobby?

5) Blogger or Facebook? Why?

6) Who is your biggest supporter in the world of dolls/miniatures?

7) What doll/ miniature would you like as a gift?

8) Which of your miniatures or dolls reminds you of yourself the most? Why?

9) Do you have other hobbies? What are they?

10) Have you ever traveled far for a doll/miniature purpose? How far?

11) Do you have dolls of other races or cultures than your own? Which are they?

BONUS: Can people buy anything for their dolls/miniatures from you? If so where?

Happy Tagging!
 






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40 comments :

  1. Hello Grandmommy, your answers were interesting. Writing a novel sounds very exciting, and having a chance to be in the White House too!
    Thank you very much for tagging me, I already participated in this award game, so I will give some answers here: my dolls all have different sizes, ranging from 12" to 26". I don't have a budget especially for my dolls. I travelled to Paris a couple of times for the Doll Expo show - France is a neigbour country, but that's the most far place I've been for my dolls :-). And I have dolls of different races in my collection, some vintage, some new.
    Thanks again, Linda

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    1. Hi Linda!
      I am sorry I missed it when you were tagged. But it certainly is nice to know a little about you!
      Also, I really enjoy your blog! :-)

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    2. I'm glad you are back Grandmommy, after your summer break :-). I follow your blog for a long time already, but started a new blog myself after a hiatus, before I was "Night Owl" :-). Glad you like my new blog, and I'm happy to keep following yours!

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    3. Ohhhhhhhh NITE OWL!!!
      I am so glad to see you back! I have to admit I was a little sad when you left, but I knew you had your reasons.
      Glad to see you again!

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  2. How fun. It's nice to learn a little about the bloggers we follow!

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  3. Hi there Mad for Mod!
    Glad you enjoyed it. I truly have enjoyed your blog for years. I get so many cool ideas from you! I think of it as eye candy!

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  4. Welcome back grandmommy ;)!!
    Hug, Ilona

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    1. Hi Ilona!

      Thanks it is great to see everyone again!
      A Big hug!

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  5. Welcome back grandmommy! I loved to read all the pieces of trivia about you!
    "collecting since four and the dolls used to disappear", LOL
    I can still remember when all my Barbies suddenly "disappeared!!!!

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    1. Hey There Billa!
      Thanks! I am glad you enjoyed learning about me. If I had some of those dolls I would be rich right now!

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  6. Glad to see you grandmommy! Thanks for sharing your doll beliefs and other thoughts/truths ;-)

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    1. Hey D7ana!
      You are very welcome. It was fun doing it!

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  7. Welcome back - and it was very interesting to read your answers! ;O)

    Hugs
    Birgit

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    1. Hi Birgit!

      Thanks! It was fun sharing them!

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  8. Hooray! Grandmommy is back!

    Interesting answers! I'm still just amazed at how the doll you found buried in the yard cleaned up so incredibly and became so photogenic! (Hey, your old toys used to disappear too? I think it's a conspiracy..)

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    1. Hello there Presto!
      Good! I was hoping everyone would enjoy them. :-) Thanks!
      She is still looking good. I want to make more clothes for her, but I don't want to disturb her. LOL
      I wonder if all of our dolls are buried in someone else's backyard? Hmmmm...

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  9. Welcome back! I studied Spanish for seven years, and German for five, but I don't have the chance to use either language much, so I'm not very good at using either anymore.

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    1. Hi there Barb!
      Thanks good to be back with all of you! I try to talk as much as I can. As soon as I see someone who might speak Spanish I ask them to please only speak to me in Spanish. This helps a little. Otherwise I would probably be totally bi-lingual if had more people to speak to.

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  10. Grand Mommy!!
    Welcome Back!
    It's A Pleasure "Hear" From You!!
    Congrats for this return!!Hugs From Brasil

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    1. Jorge Hello there!
      Thank You! You know you are one of my favorite people. :-) I am glad to be back.

      Many Hugs!

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  11. You're back! I'm so glad to see you! Also bizarrely thrilled that the backyard doll became your muse.

    Thank you for tagging me. I've been wanting to do a new set of questions and yours are great.

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  12. Hi there Smaller Places!
    Yes, I am back! Thanks it is always good to see you too. My grands still think of her as creepy, but she and I have a connection now. :-)

    I cant wait to read your responses!

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  13. It was interesting to read your answers and I have to say Denzel Washington would have to be in my film too =0D
    Welcome back!

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  14. Hello Pepper My friend!
    Thanks! Glad you enjoyed them! I remember Denzel from St. Elsewhere with Howe Mandel! Yep, that old. Lol Funny though, I was crushing on Howie more back then lol.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=st+elsewhere&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7RVEA_enUS654&gws_rd=ssl

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  15. Hello there! I've just discovered your blog and had so much fun reading your answers. I'm also very tall and if I could choose a job, I will choose one that let me have more spare hours.

    You have a lovely blog! Cheers!

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    1. Hi there Monstercrafts!
      Thanks so much and WELCOME! Some jobs can take up all of your day it is true! Here's is to us becoming new blog buddies!


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  16. Hi Grandmommy, thank you so much to have taken your time to answer all the questions. I have learned more about you. And me too I had learned spanish. And I remember a little of spanish.

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    1. Hi Shasarignis!
      This is my first time being tagged by Liebster! It was fun and I actually had to look at myself. I had forgotten about some of those things I did so long ago.
      I have cds from the library I am listening to in my car. I think I will buy one of my own to practice.

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  17. That's so cool that the doll you dug up has now become a muse! She went from being abandoned to being a goddess.

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  18. Well, when you put it that way....cool!

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  19. Welcome back! I have been taking a bit of a break myself and I've come peeking around here today and find that you've tagged me! Thank you, and I'm very flattered. I'm going to have to work on a reply. I loved reading your post and learning more about you!

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  20. Welcome back!! Sometimes breaks are much needed. It makes the comeback more fun and worthy. I enjoyed reading your responses. They are very impressive...especially numbers 1, 3, and 6.

    Happy Sunday!

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    1. Hiya Georgia Girl!
      Thank You! I think of everyone and check on your blogs quite a bit! I am glad you enjoyed them. Well, I guess if you live long enough you will have done some of everything. LOL :-)

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  21. Hi there Roxanne!:
    I was hoping you would see this when I noticed you had been away for a while too. I am glad you enjoyed my post and now are going to do one yourself! .
    I feel more connected to everyone when we share things like this with one another!

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  22. This was such an interesting post. One day I want to be brave enough to take my dolls out in public too. I think you can get some great shots that way.

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    1. Hi Janainah!
      Thanks! It was just me, my dog and dolls. I took off on one day's notice and we all had a ball! LOL

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  23. Hello from Spain: I am happy your returned. Thank you for remembering my blog. Congratulations on the award. Keep in touch

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  24. Hi there Marta!
    Thanks good to be back. I ALWAYS enjoy your blog! :-)

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  25. It's so nice to learn more about you. I love that the doll you didn't expect much out of after finding her buried has become your muse! So sweet!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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  26. Hello Caroline!
    Thank! Who would have thought she would have come out looking so good!

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It is fun hearing from all of you!