Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Wow, what a great bunch of questions.  You made me do some serious thinking on some of them.  Hopefully I won’t bore you with the answers.

1. Q.  What is the strangest thing that you have that is not used for it’s original purpose?

A.  I don’t know if it is a strange item, but I have a salesman sample possum belly table that I use as a night stand next to one of my iron beds.  It has the metal for the belly under part .  I also have a 2 drawer possum belly work table that has wood for the under part.   I was very fortunate to get this, because as soon as I bought it, a dealer walked in and wanted to buy it.  He was not a happy person when he found out it was sold. Here is a picture of the little one.


2.  Q. How tall are you?

A.  I am 5’2” and yes I do have eyes of blue.  I am the shortest one in my family.  At times, it is a handicap to be short but at other times it can be to my advantage.  I played sports, when I was much younger, and in softball, it helped being short, I could run faster.   The one thing about being short, is that weight loves to be attracted to you and it sticks to you like glue.

3. Q.  I would like to know more about the Miniature Schnauzers that I have pictures of and some background on them.

A.  This will be a lengthy answer so hold on to your chairs.  Max, the oldest one, is our dog.  We rescued him from the animal shelter when he was 3 years old and we are his 3rd owner.  His is very lucky to be alive because the last time he was picked up by the animal control officer, before we got him, he was on a busy U.S.highway.  He is such a joy to us.  He will be 14 on the 26th of this month, is a diabetic and is blind.  We know his time with us is short but we are making the best of it with him.  He went to the vet today for his blood sugar check and we have to up his insulin to 14 units twice a day, one shot in the morning and one in the evening.

Murphy, the youngest one, is one of our 4 grand dogs.  One of our daughter’s Shar-Peis passed away a year ago this past January and she was having a difficult time not having her “Sadie” around.  Our daughter has always been around dogs from the day we brought her home from the hospital.  She and her husband got Murphy after the death of Sadie.  We got to keep him at Christmas time and it was good for Max to have a pup around.  He really came alive.  We are a family of dog lovers. 

Dan, if you are reading this, I got tickled when I read your dogs names, Payton& Parker, those are the names of my pastor’s grandsons.  Just a side note. LOL

4. Q. Regarding the flooring we put down, are they interlocking pieces and how long did it take?

A.  They are interlocking pieces and are so easy to install.  We did the kitchen and that was the most complicated room because you need to move all of your appliances out, even your dishwasher.  By the time it was completely finished with trim and everything, it took about 4 days.  I helped on the weekend, but went back to work on Monday.  I know that sounds like a long time, but there are so many cuts to make around the cabinets and in the pantry, etc.  It does not show scratches because we had a large appliance dolly to move the appliances and it had a rough blade on it and it didn’t harm the floor at all.  If we can do it, anyone can do it.  We plan to do our bedroom next and that should be a breeze, just straight rows and not take so long.

5.  Q.  How are you and your hubby going to spend Valentines Day?

A.  We had a progressive dinner on Saturday evening with our Sunday School class. We went to 3 different homes with 3 different courses.  Each home was beautiful with lots of good food and fun.  On Sunday, after church, we went out to eat.  I got some beautiful tulips from my hubby.


Here is what I took to the progressive dinner, red velvet cupcakes.


6.  Q.  If you had a Prim magic wand - “ab-ra-ca-da-bra” and you could use it only once, what would ya use it for?

A.  My oh my, so many wishes, but only one can be had.  I would have a home built to look like it was from the 1700’s or 1800’s or possibly a log cabin but with my modern plumbing and appliances inside.  Either one of these would be fine.  Is this being selfish?

Log Cabin  House

7. Q.  Was I a good student?

A.  Yes, my parents would not let me participate in certain things if I didn’t have good grades.  Neither one of my parents finished high school.  My mother went through the 8th grade and my dad through the 10th grade.  They had to stay at home and work, don’t get me wrong please, they were both very smart people when it came to business. My parents wanted better for both my sister and me.  Both of us made the honor roll.  It was a requirement or we didn’t go anywhere besides not participating in things. They were raised by the old school and that is how they raised us, hard work and education.

8.  Q.  What is my favorite prim piece?

A.    My hutch which was built in 1879 with 3 different types of wood; cherry, walnut and pine.  It has a big rat hole chewed at the bottom of the doors.  I looked a long time for something like this so I would have to say this is my favorite piece. We bought many of our pieces back when they were not so expensive.  No one wanted them but me and another friend of mine.  We bought them when the getting was good.  Here is a picture of it.


Well, that is it.  I hope you enjoyed my answers and didn’t bore you too much.  I probably gave your more information than you wanted to know.

Everyone have a blessed week and hopefully some warm weather will come to all of us.



Kindra said...

Great Post Maxine! It's always fun learning more about our blog friends. ;)

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

I enjoyed it very much! You really have a lot of very nice antiques and how lucky to snag that salesman sample possum belly talble! I always thought they were called potbelly?
Have a great week!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Such an interesting glimpse into your life. Enjoyed reading it very much.

Dan said...

What a wonderful post! You did such a good job answering all of the questions! That is funny that your Pastor's sons are named Parker and Peyton! I hope you have a great day! ~Dan~

Kimberly said...

Maxine, thanks for sharing! So nice to know you a little better, my dear!

Mandy in Mayberry said...

How interesting! I love learning more about my favorite bloggers!

Great post!

Gail said...

Now we know you even better.

I love that table!

Great questions and answers.

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Maxine, wonderful post. Is nice to learn more about blogging friends. Love your antiques, beautiful pieces.

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

This was do fun! :)
Oh and I love what ya used your prim magic wand on!!
Have a great weekend.
I hope you got your package?

ohiofarmgirl said...

You have some interesting questions and answers...i think you are brave! LOL Dianntha

Nezzy said...

Now that was fun! It's great gettin' to know ya better.

God bless and have a glorious day from the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

That was fun to read all those things about you! A log cabin would be my ideal dream home too!

Have a great rest of the week! :)


Janean said...

it's great to learn more about the old daughter!