Friday, May 17, 2013

Five Random Things About Me

It's Friday... time for Random Five Friday meme, a time for us to share five things about ourselves, past, present or even future.

1. I sure do love my Southern sweet iced tea. Yes, I know that much sugar isn't good for me but still.......A Southern gal's gotta do what a southern gal's gotta do!!

2. My friend, Leslie,  has a new remote control trainer plane to put together and I may get to help. I know nothing about remote planes and the thought of maybe flying it one day scares the beegeebees out of me but I'd try if I got a chance. If it crashes I can always buy him another kit!! Then we'd have fun putting a new one together.

3. I'm printing off the manuscript to the novel I have been working on for the past umpteen years!! Writing a book is hard work.

4. How nice it is to sit in my swing on the patio and feel the breeze, watch my flowers grow, see the birds feed, and just feel at peace with myself and the world.

5. In the 1980s I started a MADD (Mother's Against Drunk Drivers) chapter in my county in Alabama. This was after my daughter, Susan, was hit by a drunk driver. I sat in court monitoring DUI cases, worked for new legislation, served on the state board, comforted grieving parents and below, I am introducing the Alabama Attorney General who came to speak at our banquet.


  1. I like your number 5 - what a way to make a difference.

  2. That's awful about your daughter. I hope she wasn't seriously injured.

    I also love to sit outside and feel the breeze...enjoying nature. That is, until the heat kicks up. This time of year is nice in the evenings and mornings, though.

  3. is another interesting post about you....things we did not know! I liked each one ....even the sweetened southern iced tea. MADD is such a worthy cause....but that airplane sure does look like fun. I just have to know when the book is ready for the public! (I already knew about the book but I'll bet a lot of people did not.)

    Great post!

  4. Wow -- these are great facts about you Latane. Must have been very rewarding to start the MADD chapter and I did not know you were writing a novel.

    Thanks so much for sharing these facts. Love learning more about you.

  5. Wow! You are such a busy lady! And introducing such an important person!
    When do you have time to write a book! You and Leslie should have fun putting the airplane together! You go, girl!

  6. What good work you did with the MADD chapter. So much generosity and commitment. Good for you.

    I live in Oregon, and grew up in Maine, and i adore southern sweet tea!

  7. Great facts, Latane... I love SWEEEEEEEET tea also!!!!!

    Love your No. 4.... There's nothing better than that!!!!! YES--it is peaceful.

    Have a great weekend.

  8. Hope your daughter was OK...what a good thing that you were involved in trying to keep drunk drivers off the street. Putting together the plane sounds like fun...look forward to seeing you flying it :)

  9. That's terrible what happened to you daughter. I hope she is OK. What a wonderful thing you did, to get involved in MADD and do so much good. That's inspiring!

    That's exciting that you're writing a novel! I'm a writer, too, plugging away on a memoir.

    I'm a Virginian, but I like my iced tea unsweetend. :-)

  10. I remember the conception of MADD, I was working in the Emergency Room in Canada, this Legislation was ground breaking, imagine we still need to remind people that drinking and driving do not mix,I was sorry to read about your daughter.Bravo for begining a group. On a lighter note,my husband would love that control plane.

  11. Oh number five is great. I enjoy sweet tea too but make mine with splenda.

  12. I like all of randoms but way to go in regards to number 5!!! :)

  13. What an interesting post. I learned a lot about you. God bless your evening and have a blessed Sunday.

  14. Really nice Random 5 Mom! I didn't make it this past Friday but want to this coming Friday. Loved each thing you mentioned! I'm especially glad you mentioned MADD because I don't think you had told that about yourself before!

    You flying a remote-control plane....hmm, I'd love to be there! :-)

  15. Latane, you absolutely amaze me!!!! Not only are you a physically beautiful woman, but you're a beautiful person on the inside.

    I love to see (through your pictures) the relationship you have with all of your sweet.

    You have so many hobbies and things that interest you.

    I'm so glad I've met you through our blogging. You're always an inspiration to me!


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