Thursday, August 21, 2008

My Meme For Sioux Sue & Deborah

I have been tagged by Sioux http://siouxsue.blogspot.com/ to do the 6 Random Things About Me ..meme.
Here are the rulz of the game...1. Link to the person who ‘tagged’ you!2. Post the rules on your blog!3. List 6 random facts about yourself!4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post!5. Let each person know they have been tagged by commenting on their blog!6. Let the tagger know the entry is posted on your blog!

I will try and follow Sioux's line of thought.

I was born in Dunnville Ontario and so were my sister, Betty and my brother, Teddy. The family moved to Welland where Dad had a job at the Union Carbide I think. We lived in a big house with my Aunt Annabelle and Uncle Roy and their two children. One big happy family, where one more baby was added and that was my brother, Gary. Dad Golden lost his job and so did Uncle Roy, so while Mom Golden went to work at the Blue Star Restaurant, Aunt Annabelle looked after the kids. Then Dad Golden got a job for the Canadian Air Force in Trenton, Ontario. He used to have to hitch-hike almost two hundred miles every week to get there. I remember how we used to really miss him. One morning we got up, all four of his children and saw he was home. We all jumped into bed where he and Mom Golden were sleeping. To this day, I can remember the huge crash as the bed broke!!! Well we ended up living in Trenton and left our relatives in that big house. When we moved to Trenton, I was six years old and that is where I first started school in grade one. Dad was a fireman for the Air Force and Mom was finally a stay-at-home Mom for which we children were very happy. Three more children were born in Trenton; Sandra, Gracey and Gail, and then Dad Golden got the news that we were being transferred to Rivers Manitoba. I was 11 and those were the happiest years of my life, when we lived on the prairies. When we were transferred to Uplands, Ottawa Ontario my heart was breaking, and I left it buried in the prairies! I was 17. I finished my grade 13 in Ottawa and then I got a job in a convalescent hospital in Ottawa, The Pearly Hospital. That is where I found out what I really wanted in life and that was to look after the elderly. Betty was in a hospital where she worked in a baby ward but I used to tell her that I would never trade my "babies" for hers ever! When Dad Golden retired and he and the family moved to Welland area, we missed them so much and I spent many a lonely night after work. Then one day my brother Gary who had stayed in Ottawa with Betty and me brought a real nice boy home with him, Bernie. My life took a happy turn. I should of mentioned too, that in 1967 when the family were still all together, I attended special gospel meetings with the family[everybody but Dad Golden] where I found out that even though I was a rebellious sinner, that God had sent the Lord Jesus to die on the cross for me and when I learned that it was all for me, I was saved!....Although I was very happy about this, there was still a loneliness that disappeared when I met Bernie. Even so though, Betty and I missed the family so much that we quit our jobs in Ottawa and moved down to where the folks were....Welland! We left Bernie and Gary. They moved down a year later and then a few months after that Bernie and I were married. Betty was married a few months later. Now Bernie and I were never able to have children but that is OK. Betty and John have five and my other sisters and brothers have plenty! Oh I forgot to tell you that when we moved from my beloved prairies, we brought back to Ontario two more babies....David and Karen. I have lived a happy life because of my Dad being such a good provider and my Mom making sure that we went to Sunday School where we leaned about Jesus..

I am so long winded Sioux Sue, I know.....I am going to try and find some pictures to put on this meme later on.
Thank you for picking me and I am sorry that I never got it done sooner, but the last week I have really been keeping my eye on that amazing grace man Grandpaw Ron and I am happy to say that he is on the mend!
Deborahhttp://manitobagardens.blogspot.com/ wanted me to do a meme a few months back. I hope Deb that you don't mind if this meme is for you too......

Thanks Sioux Sue....give Turtle a hug for me......Love Terry

15 comments:

passing-thru said...

WHAT A NEAT POST

GOOD STUFF TERRY

Sioux said...

Terry, Turtle sends her love back. She says to tell you she's thinking of a trip up North soon, so she may stop by and visit with you and Bernie.

I love the meme. Aren't families wonderful. I never had brothers or sisters, but my girls have sisters and our grandchildren have brothers or sisters, too, and so we are a big family. I wish more of them were close to the Lord, but we are getting there slowly but surely!!

byhisgracealone said...

Bless You...I think it would be so neat to live on the prairies....

and say hi to Mom and Dad Golden for me...Betty too!!! why not everyone??? say hello to everyone

Love,
donna

Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
you really know how to tell a story, THE STORY.
Most of all I am impressed by the way you and your family have fought and stayed together "for better and for worse" in all those years.
Guess this is how love keeps growing. Still all your writings are dominated by that very virtue. Love.
From Felisol

Amrita said...

Hi Terry Got to know you some more through this post.

Sheeba is saying something to you on her mistress 's blog.Come over and have a look, its a real scoop!

Deborah said...

Terry, I loved reading this!

Jim said...

Hey Terry, that was good. We needed to know you didn't just fall from a tree over there and hatch!
Seriously though, I counted twenty-one (21) things about you. Think what would have happened if she had asked for twenty. You would still be writing today! That wouldn't be all bad, we would know still more and you would be staying out of trouble.
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dRaGoNfLy WiNgS said...

Hi Terry,

It's 25 Aug where i am already, so..

BLESSED BLESSED BIRTHDAY, my dear friend!!

Hope you have a fantastic day. *hugs & warm sunshine*

Felisol said...

Dear Terry,
I'll let Jim sing you the birthday song.
Just want to congratulate from one 49er to another.
Have a blessed day from Felisol
PS I hope you appreciate my sincere effort to greet you on Pilgrim Pals, even though Donna did it 100 times better,- with the same picture.
I find both picture making and posting difficult, but for you I just had to try.
Bestest

Terry said...

Oh dear Felisol. You and Donna outdid yourselves. Thanks so much!
Love Terry

Jim said...

Terry. Felisol and others have me worried. I am thinking your birthday is in September and like Amrita, need to know exactly what day IS YOUR birthDAY?

Some think it is now, butin your post before this the writer said, "the chocolate cake will be loaded with candles come September when all of your friends ... will be celebrating your birthday!!!

OK, fess up so we can all sing together REAL LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Felisol said...

Dear Jim,
If you go back to August 25th 2007 on Terry's blog, you'll find some really nice pictures from her day.
Personally I prefer the one of Terry and Mom Golden in flannel nightdresses.
They are soooo sweet.
From Felisol

Jim said...

Thank you Felisol, oh boy, am I ever in TROUBLE. Yes, I should have searched her blog and I could have found a PRIOR.

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Now Terry, LPP tried to teach me her song but it didn't stick. So this is all the better I can sing,
Happy Birthday (late) Terry!
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Terry said...

That's OK Our special singing telegram guy!
I was late for quite a few times this year...So many happy belated anniversaries and birthdays I posted!! ha!
Better late than never. eh? Love Terry

Your singing better than before. Are you finally taking those song lessons that you badly needed?...

Deborah said...

Okay...I had to go back and find the birthday pictures just to see what everyone was talking about.
Happy belated birthday Terry! I loved the pictures!