Now that school is back is session, I can’t get near my computer. It seems that just when one daughter gets off the computer chair, the other daughter sits down. If this keeps up, I may not be able to write a lengthy post till Christmas vacation. In the meantime, may I recommend that you visit Sandi Kahn Sheltons’ blog.
Several years back, Sandi wrote a regular column in The New Haven Register. It was a humorous look at motherhood, and the trials and tribulations of raising a family. She told funny stories about her husband and children, and life in suburbia…similar to Erma Bombeck…but funnier. When Sandi’s children reached their teen years, they began to take umbrage to their mother making their private lives public and they basically told her to cease and desist. To her credit, she retired the popular column and turned her attention to writing novels.
Sandi was on my train last week, (I recognized her from one of her book covers.) When I collected her ticket, I introduced myself as “The Conductor to the Stars.” The funny thing is, she instantly recognized the name. You see, her husband- Jim Shelton- was the author of the, “Yes, celebrities do ride the train” article that ran in last December’s New Haven Register.
I spoke with Sandi as we walked down the platform in Grand Central. I told her how much I enjoyed her work and how talented she is. I then gave her the address to this blog and asked her to visit. She, in turn, gave me her blog address, and suggested that we “link up” with one another’s sites.
I think you’ll find Sandi’s blog quite entertaining (be sure to take the “Yankee or Dixie” quiz.) I wish I could visit it again, but my daughter has to decipher an Elizabethan Sonnet and she’s pushing me off of the computer chair…again.
Took the quiz....38% definitive yank.
Com on Bob time for another computer!!
I was 43% Yankee. I thought my yank percentage would be higher.
56% Dixie. A Coke is a Coke, my friends. And I'm wearing tennis shoes, not sneakers.
I ain't paying no fifty cents for no Coke
41% Yankee. Barely into the Yankee category.
Although based on the individual answers, I'm highly representative of the midwest/Great lakes region
Someone should make a CT/NY/RI/NJ/MA test. That might be tough.
Wow--all you Yankees! I agree, though, there should be a more definitive test for NJ/NY/CT and all the rest. And why didn't they include "you guys" which is what almost everybody here says? I had to spend years training myself NOT to say "y'all" because it would make people not take me seriously.
Thanks for the mention, Bobby! I hope you get your computer back soon.
57% Dixie, Damn! I've only been here since '91 too. I've got to get myself back to the garden...
Definitely Dixie....go figure since I have lived in Chicago waaayyy longer than I did in WVa...nice post....loved her blog...thanks for sharing!
I am 44% Yankee. I thought I would be higher too.
Good blog. BTW I was 38% Yankee. C.J.
You lead such an exciting life. All I ever meet are FRN's and people looking for the bath room. : )
OH my! I am 70% Dixie! I went back and changed one of the answers thinking I couldn't be that Southern and that changed it to 80%!! Go figure...living in Texas and WV probably helped that Dixie score...even though West Virginia became "West" Virginia in support of the Yankees
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