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Thursday, September 3, 2009

To Satisfy Betsy....

Apparently Ms. Betsy over at http://betsyfromtennessee.blogspot.com was not impressed with the 7 things about me post yesterday. So this one is for you Ms. Betsy..

1. I was a gymnast for 12 years.
2. I did trampoline exibitions in Atlanta, GA and Chicago ILL. where I met all of the world famous atheletes that endorsed anything that had to do with athletics. I had to go because I endorsed round trampolines and jogging tramps by doing T.V. commercials for the company.
3. I have the coolest photo of me and Tony Dorsett! (O.J. was there, Roger Staubach.......)
4. I was Miss Teen Sunburst of Leon County in 1980.
5. I found my biological father at age 18. (have brothers I have never met)
6. I was widowed at age 24 with two small children.
7. I had a home burn down from lightning in the 90's.
**and lots more good and bad in between. Would not change a thing that has happened good or bad....because these things have made me the person I am today. BLESSED BY THE BEST!

Well we are embracing our inner Hippie around here!! LOL Made these yesterday and my girls LOVE them.

They also have silver sparkles on them!




Have a TERRIFIC THURSDAY!! ( I am)

30 comments:

Jake said...

I do have to say that does tell a lot more about you. You shuld go see Taking Woodstock and wear yur shirts or sale them at the movie theatre as "souviner's", lol.

Jake

mothernaturesgarden said...

Neat shirts!

Gail said...

Darla, I always wished I could do a cartwheel! Some of us are glued to the earth! Others can leap, tumble and fly through the air! Have a great day! gail

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Darla, great post. You've had some bad luck but I believe like you, these things form our character.

Love the shirts. Makes me want to try making one.
Marnie

Lois said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous Darla!

Dani said...

So cool to know more about you!

The shirts are awesome!

Lzyjo said...

WOW! No offense to the other post, but this list is way more impressive! Great post! I would have never known any of these things about you. I've been to shy to post one of these before, but I think you may have inspired me!

tina said...

These 14 things now sure do say a lot about you. Most interesting. Very sorry for the loss of your husband.

Carla said...

Darla, how nice to get to know you better!! Loving the inner-hippie creations:)

Dirt Princess said...

Yes....a lot more interesting...not that the first 7 weren't..but some of those were very cool! I can't imagined being widowed, much less a t 24. But God took care of you and your family. LOVE the shirts!

Tootsie said...

have I ever told you how lucky I think I am that you are my friend???
great post today lady...

bennie and patsy said...

You are way cool you hip babe.
Patsy

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

All I can say is WOW. You have had a journey. Many jewels in your crown, for sure.

Becca's Dirt said...

That's a lot of fun doing the t-shirts. Yours look cool.

Wow - you did some TV ads for trampolines. I agree with you about the things good or bad that happen to mold the person we are today. I too am blessed.

Great post Darla.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

OH MY GOODNESS.... Thank you so much!!!! I was sorta kidding but truly, this list is SO much better. I had no idea all of these things about you. To be widowed at age 24? Oh My Goodness... AND--you were a gymnast??? That is so neat...

Thanks for doing this, Darla---just for little ole' me!!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Those are neat shirts you made for/with your daughters. I'm glad they like them. I'm also happy now that I know 14 things about you that I didn't know before.

► Abraham Lincoln said...

Well, I read your post and found that you are one of those who has walked the plant in this life and I would guess you are done with it by now. And, that means the rest of the journey should be smooth sailing all the way home. I would imagine your rewards are stacked up waiting on you.

Do you use wax on your T-shirts? What you did are all nice ones.

Every visitor counts, big time...
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Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Now I want to see pictures of you in your commercials and as Miss Teen Sunburst!

Racquel said...

You are full of surprises Darla. From gymnast to tie-dye t-shirt maker... :)

lynn'sgarden said...

Darla, love this list, too! You rock! I was a high school gymnast but quit after hurting my neck BAD on the horse vault...oh, I remember the snap just now! Yes, let's see a picture of Ms. Sunburst :)

Susie said...

That sounds like a fun job you had Darla.

cherry said...

love all of them !

Miss Darla you need to read my post today your blog link is not showing up in the Google followers it shows your picture, your profile info and the sites you have joined but not the link to your blog.
hugs, Cherry

My Mother's Garden said...

Darla~
Thanks for sharing! It's great when we get to learn a little bit more about our fellow garden friends.
Those tie-dye shirts are super cool.
Have a great weekend!

Sue said...

I love your shirts!

Its So Very Cheri said...

WOW-this is my first time to your blog and I am spell bound by your list. Intriques with the widowed you being widowed at such a young age. I love learning about people and what molds them into who they are.
Concerning the Follower issue. I am not an expert by any means. This all started because a lot of my followers were unreachable. Then I asked a new follower to look at my picture-SHOCK-I was a silhouette and my blog name wasn't on there, it was my personal name. I searched and searched. By Sunday I posted asking for help--Here is that post Click here. 2 days after that post I posted another so if you start with that one and then keep reading up to tidays post it shouls help you. If you need more help please don't hesitate to ask.
I'm going to click follow and hope you do the same.

Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ My youngest daughter would kill for the peace T-shirt. I'm going to show her your photo. You've led a very interesting life. I was tagged by AliceA @ Bay Area... but I am so lousy at this sort of thing. I hope you don't tire of me singing the praises of the Celosia but if you are, too bad. :) I'm wholeheartedly impressed with this plant. It doesn't demand a lot of water yet seems to love the heat. The plumes are coming on now and starting to open. The colors are fabulous and the plant adds an eye-catching structure to my borders. Love it.

Msrobin said...

While I didn't make tie-dyed shirts, I have an inner hippie too, and she is indulged regularly. Somehow I never outgrew the 70's! I still have long, crinkly skirts, tunic tops, long dangly earrings, and wear beaded sandals. I'll never grow up!

Leedra said...

That was so much better. Now know things we did not already know about you.

Meems said...

Darla,
The tees are great and look like great fun to make. I just had to back down to this post even though I am late seeing it... wanted to tell you how fun it was to read more about you in both lists. You've had a more than interesting life.


I am supposed to be doing one of these 7 things and it is SO HARD to bring myself to it. Maybe today while I'm in the garden I can think of 7 that won't bore my readers to death. LOL
Have a great Saturday!
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: All I can say is WOW.