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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Me me'd? Or as Miss Piggy would say, "Moi Moi'd"

I've been MeMe'd. MeMe'd you ask? Well, so did I. Then I found out that I'd been tagged in this great little fun game that's going around. The guilty person who passed it on to me was Billie Williams. You can see her MeMe responses at http://printedwords.blogspot.com/. A person tags your blog and then you get to talk about yourself. How wonderful is that? If a person is taking the time to blog, they are not going to miss an opportunity to talk about themselves, are they? I've been tagged and I'm it! So here goes.
The MeMe Rules of the Game:
Link to the person who tagged you. Post the rules on your blog. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

Six totally useless facts about Janet Elaine Smith:

1. She was the youngest missionary candidate WEC International ever sent overseas. She was just 20 years old. No one has topped that position, and that was a loooong time ago. Her mother's biggest argument against her going to Venezuela, which she considered a heathenistic cannibal land, was "But you aren't even old enough to vote yet!"

2. She has three children. They were all born by C-section, and it is all her first one's fault. Willy came in weighing a full 11 pounds! Raquel followed, just 15 months later, at 9 lb. 15 oz. When poor little Kevin came along, he weighed a measly 4 lb. 11 oz. When Janet went to look for him in the crib his first night home from the hospital, she couldn't find him. She was looking for something the size of the other two! The dr. (in Pinellas Park, FL) wrapped him in a blanket so he would weigh 5 pounds, which was the limit for taking a baby out of the hospital. Kevin was born in an orthopedic hospital because the regular hospitals wouldn't let them in unless they made a deposit of $1000, which they didn't have as they had just returned from Venezuela. When they contacted the Red Cross to see if they could help them, they told them that if they had somebody who could send them the money, they could send it to the Red Cross and they would see that they got it! If they knew somebody who could send them the money, they sure didn't need the Red Cross to handle it!

3. Janet and Ivan were married just one week before Christmas, Dec. 18, 1965. Why? The church was already decorated, so it was cheap! No wonder Janet's marketing practices prove she is cheap! She learned it from Ivan, her Scottish husband! Her mother never remembered their anniversary, so every year that she was alive Janet would call her mother on their anniversary and ask her if she knew what day it was. The answer was always the same. "Of course I do. It's one week before Christmas and I still have a lot of things to do. What do you want?" Now their children have carried on the tradition; they never remember Mom and Dad's anniversary either.

4. Janet had a dual major in Bible college in music/social work. Her music was in piano and organ. So what did she most often play when she was in Venezuela? Her accordian--including for funerals and weddings!

5. Janet was invited to a presidential banquet when she was in Venezuela by (then) president Betancourt. She attended, and got to meet and spend time talking to him. She also met Ike and Mamie Eisenhower and spent several hours with them at their Gettysburg farm. She got to play their piano, and she accompanied Ike as he sang "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" to Mamie.

6. Janet has had over 3000 magazine articles published, as well as 18 books. She had a dream for many years. When Ivan or her kids would ask her what she wanted for birthdays, Mother's Day, Christmas, etc., she would reply, "One of my books published--and a sexy nightie." She is living her dreams--well, almost. She has all those books out, still writes for numerous magazines, has made a ton of friends thanks to the Internet, but she's still waiting for the sexy nightie. It's probably just as well, at 20 below zero! A granny gown of old-fashioned flannel works much better under the electric blanket and goosedown comforter!

Here are the people and blogs I am MeMe-ing. Please check them out too.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson at http://sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com/
Epstein LaRue at http://crazyonlineromance.blogspot.com/
Kathe Gogolewski at http://www.amazon.com/gp/blog/A21V32M89BJ4ZD/ref=cm_blog_blog
Deb Stover at http://debstover.wordpress.com/
Robin Bayne at http://wwwwritingbetweensundays.blogspot.com/
Martha Stewart at http://marthastewart.com/martha


  • At 4:17 PM, Blogger Carolyn Howard-Johnson said…

    Ha! My anniversary is one day after yours and I appreciated the pre-decorated chapel, too! Being the FRUGAL sould that I am.

    This is a great idea, Janet. You and Billie have the rules all written. Why don't you submit them to Kathe Gogolewski for her promotion contest. kathegogolewski@sbcglobal.com. I know you can share the spotlight with Billie.

    Hope everyone will go by and visit my blog. www.SharingwithWriters.blogspot.com

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson

  • At 5:08 PM, Blogger Joyce Anthony said…

    Martha Stewart???? Since when did she fit into your cheap philosophy???? Loved reading this, Janet :-)

  • At 5:15 PM, Blogger Epstein LaRue said…

    Very interesting little story there Janet!!! Thank you for MeMe'in me... I gotta get busy writing now and finding other to MeMe!

  • At 5:19 PM, Blogger Robin Bayne said…

    Thanks for tagging me! (I think!) My actual blog addy is weird-

  • At 6:03 PM, Blogger unwriter said…

    Hey girl!

    Ya made it. Interesting set of facts about youse. T'wore a good thing ye teached me good english two.

    In all seriousness, this is great!!


  • At 8:27 PM, Blogger Epstein LaRue said…

    There’s a new game sweeping the internet. It’s called MeMe’d. I’ve tagged YOU and linked to your blog from my blog, Crazy Online Romance. Here are the rules of the game. I hope you play along. :) Epstein LaRue, Author of Romance and Nursing...

    The Rules of MeMe’d: Link to the person who tagged you. Post the rules on your blog. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

  • At 8:52 AM, Blogger Marvin D. Wilson said…

    Cool post, Janet - Drew me closer to you, too. My Mother plays accordian and had all four of her boys C-section - all MY (first born) fault, I was 11 pounds 6 ounces when delivered at the end of her tenth month! {-:>

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