Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Ella's Meme........... Finally!

Ella found this photo and it is a good one. Have you tried cleaning naked? Read her post about eye-catching dusting.

I first met Ella when she sent me an email simply saying hello. We began an exchange of emails that to this day, I treasure. When she was ready, I announced her blog debut and now all of you know her as an excellent blogger. Her posts are funny, sincere and honest. Her literary knowledge is awesome. Ella is one of my beach sisters and she will always be a good friend.

So right away, Ella wanted me to write a joint meme. I pushed back saying that too many private details are given out to the world and I felt uncomfortable about sharing so many specific details. She told me she understood. So recently she wrote a meme and said that maybe even Meredith would agree to doing this one. I said yes. So here goes!  


1. Name a tender sound that can almost make you cry.

I love Remember When by Alan Jackson, Hold On My Heart by Phil Collins, and Make Someone Happy by Jimmy Durante. I know all the words to all three songs.


2. What is your favorite color of lipstick? What about nail polish? 

With blue eyes, coral lipstick makes my eyes pop. I adore Essie's shade Mademoiselle nail polish. It is the lightest of pink and I wear it all the time. 


3.  Name a children's nursery rhyme or song that you loved and to which you remember all the words. 

Shine on Harvest Moon is a song my mother taught me when I was small. Jack and I always sing it whenever we see a big, orange moon rising. Loud and proud, we sing away. 


4.  What outfit would you put on in the morning if you wanted to feel happy and well dressed?

I love to wear tights, a short pencil skirt, a dressy jacket and a lacy top. Put me in some low heels and I am ready to set the world on fire. 


5.  If you had enough money to buy just one, what would it be ...... a cottage by the ocean or a cabin in the mountains?

In a heartbeat without any hesitation, we would have that cottage by the sea. No discussion required at all. 


6.  If you are old enough, which one of the Beatles did you have a "thing" for? 

I was madly and deeply in love with Paul. I was just a very young tweenager.  I daydreamed about him constantly. We would marry and I would move to England. Hours of time spent day dreaming about that young man. 


7.  Name a smell that you love. 

A fragrance I love it is the same as Ella's........ Bath by Bobbi Brown!

I love the smell of my Jack, arms around his neck and my nose buried in his shirt. 

The smell of coffee is the best. I love my coffee. 


8.  How often do you defuzz your legs?

I run that razor over my legs almost daily. Interesting question! 


9.  How and why did you choose your blog name? 

No kidding......... naming a blog isn't easy. You might have your heart set on a name only to find it is taken. It is hard to do. The name Meredith is a favorite of mine. It is a strong name. The blog name came about by trial and error and eventually, you hit upon something that works and simply accept it. 


10. What do you eat for breakfast? 

Always plain yogurt with fresh fruit and a little honey is my breakfast. Coffee with milk and ....... a little sugar.....


11.  How many siblings and what is the birth order? 

I am the oldest and the number of siblings is more than one. 


12.  What is your favorite salad dressing? 

I love oil and lemon with lemon zest. Salad dressing has lots of calories. A little goes a long way. 


13.  If you could sit next to anyone on a long plane ride, who would it be?

Aside from Jack, I would love to sit next to President Obama and the longer the ride, the better. I revere that man and what he did governing our country. 


14. Have you ever gone shopping to cheer yourself up?

Duh! Of course, I have! And it works every single time. 


15.  If there is one thing that can make you loose your temper, share.

Rude people can really set me off.


16.  Tell us about the best photo you have ever had taken. 

There is a certain blogger in blogland who is an excellent photographer. Katie and I frequently visit one another. Jack and I needed to go to a special event while she was visiting and she insisted we go. Before we left, she took the best photos of our lives. I will be forever grateful for her camera magic. 


17.  Have you ever been skinny dipping and where did that happen?

Let's just say yes, I have been skinny dipping on three continents location-wise. It is a really fun thing to do when you know you are safe. 


18.  What do I like and not like on my pizza?

Good cheese and Italian sausage are excellent. I love veggies on pizza too. Hold the anchovies.


Readers, choose one of Ella's questions and give us your answer. 

Now that wasn't too bad. I was selective where I needed to be and now I feel Ella nodding with approval. Maybe I am ready to do a joint meme with you, Ella. Thank you for writing such a good meme.



  1. Loved reading all your answers Meredith. I agree Katie is a fabulous photographer. Pity we can't see your wonderful photos.
    Hugs Lindyxx

  2. Hi Meredith, this is a great meme and I'm so glad you decided to give it a go. I enjoyed reading your answers and love that pic!


  3. Well, Meredith, it was quite a long time before you decided to take on one of my memes, but it was well worth the wait. Loved all your thoughtful responses. I also have a bottle of the very same nail polish, although my favorite Essie polish is called "Champagne Bubbly."

    Your romance with Paul was adorable. I am very glad you did not marry him, though. Jack was waiting in the wings to be your true love.

    Always makes me happy to see all the little personalities shine through as other bloggers give it a go. A joint meme sounds like great fun! Count me in. Thank you for all the lovely things you said about me. You make people shine.

    Hugs From Ella

  4. Meredith, glad you joined in. Enjoyed reading your answers. Nice choice of songs.


  5. These are all great answers. I love how these memes give us just a small glimpse of info about everyone who does them, just as it should be. I'm now on the hunt for two new nail polish colours, thank you ladies.

  6. Loved reading all of your responses. Songs... Remember When by Allen Jackson brings tears every time, but happy tears. It is my ringtone for husband calling. I also really like From this Moment by Shania Twain.

  7. Fun meme...thank you, Ella and Meredith.
    Wonderful and smart answers from a very smart woman.
    You asked us to choose a question to answer...
    #5 a cabin in the mountains

  8. So you were the oldest - does that mean you were the bossy one? Loved reading your answer.

  9. Loved reading all of your answers here, Meredith!:) You can probably guess that my fav is "Shine on Harvest Moon", only because I have been witness to this wonderful event at the Jack & Meredith Residence! Too darn cute and wonderful!

    Thanks on the photo taking. I know how much you enjoy that photo. I enjoy taking photos. It warms my heart when a photo of mine brings joy to others! You two looked very spiffy, and in love. Nice job on the meme answers. I better get to this one! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

  10. Congratulations to Ella for composing a meme that Meredith could respond to!
    I enjoyed reading your answers, Mere. I think I can guess the photos you refer to; I call them 'the look of love' shots. Katie is such a talented photographer, I cherish a portrait she took of me.
    Rosie xx

  11. wonderful meme and so fun to read your answers! :-) Hugs