Friday, September 21, 2012

Book Blogger Hop - 9/21-27

Book Blogger Hop

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

What is one thing that your blog readers probably do not know about you?

MY ANSWER: 

Well....no one knows that I am one of eight children.  Four boys and four girls in our family, and our parents are still living at the ripe, wonderful age of 90.

They also may not know that I have a Business Education Degree and have taught for 34 years in the same school district.  I started teaching in the High School Business Department and then in the elementary schools as a Computer Specialist.

I also have a passion about people knowing how to type correctly.  It is such a valuable skill that EVERYONE should have.  To me it is as important as knowing how to read.  :)


51 comments:

  1. Wow, I bet it's a lot of fun when your family gets together!

    My son had to pass a keyboarding proficiency test in order to graduate from high school.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my Friday Hops! Your answer was so interesting-my father is one of eight as well (4 boys/4 girls). Have a great weekend!

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  3. GREAT...I love that he has to pass a keyboarding test.

    I wish that were the case around here. They want to take out keyboarding in a school district in our area.

    I think that is horrible...we all need to know how to type.

    Cool about your dad, Heather.

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  4. I always wanted to be part of a big family. I only have one brother and he is 11 years younger than me. I always thought I would have a big family as I got older, but I only have two sons (and plan to keep it that way)!

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  5. Big families are fun! I am one of 9-7 girls, 2 boys!

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  6. I am the youngest of 8 children, 6 girls and 2 boys. It was always fun when we all get together.

    I am so glad I took typing when I was in school many eons ago. One of the reasons I started my first blog was to get my typing skills back.

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  7. As an only child, I envy people with siblings. One of my aunts paid for me to take a typing course during the summer while I was still in High School. One thing that people who read my blog would not know is that I was a transcription typist for a year.

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  8. Awesome you were a transcription typist. You go girl with that valuable skill. :)

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  9. How fun, Abbi. I bet you girls were able to gang up on the boys. :)

    Can't find your web page...send it along so I can check it out. :)

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  10. You go Gigi....I love to hear that people know how to type and are happy they know how to type.

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  11. Nice to know a little more about you. I have one sister who is seven years older so I felt like an only child. My daughter, however, has three children under the age of two so I'm enjoying seeing their interaction with each other. They will have a fun childhood.
    Ann

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  12. My work mate use to drive me insane (mainly with laughter) because he was a 'one finger typer'. It took him so long to type a letter.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog

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  13. Oh wow, eight kids! I hope there was more than one bathroom in your house.

    By the way, I have to be careful when I type comments now. Hehehe...

    Thanks for hopping by my blog!
    Vonnie's Reading Corner

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  14. LOL Vonnie....I won't grade you. :)

    We actually only had one bathroom until I was in high school.

    The kids were so spread out in age that one bathroom worked sort of well. I don't think anyone had more than one bathroom in the late 1950's and early 1960's.

    THANKS.

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  15. One-finger typing....OUCH on my heart and passion. :) :)

    Thanks for stopping by, Sabina.

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  16. i'm a horrible typist. no i dont do the one-finger typing but then i don't type with all my fingers!

    growing up with so many siblings must've been fun! :)

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  17. It was a bit crazy with all those kids, but yes it was fun.

    Ok on not being a one-finger typist. I will let you slide. :)

    Have a great weekend.

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  18. Hi, Elizabeth!

    Hey, thanks for commenting on my Book Blogger Hop post!!

    WOW. What a nice, big family!! I totally envy you...I always wanted to have lots of brothers and sisters, and especially a big brother!

    Typing is a very, very useful skill!! I didn't like it when I first learned it, though, because, in my mind, I thought of secretarial work, which I loathe...such BORING stuff!! But now I'm really glad I learned the skill. It certainly comes in handy for blogging!! Lol.

    Thanks for sharing!! : )

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  19. Both of my parents came from large families (mom is the youngest and dad the oldest), but I only have one brother and one sister. So glad that I took a year of typing in high school, although I hated it at the time. Comes in handy, especially while blogging! :)

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  20. Happy Hopping!! Love your answers!! I really need to learn to type instead of the hunt and peck style of typing that I currently have.

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  21. Captivated Reader and anyone else who wants to learn how to type:

    Here is a great site to learn how to type. I used it in my elementary classes. It is wonderful and entertaining.

    ENJOY!!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/flash/stage1.shtml

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  22. Wow! Eight kids and your parents are still alive...that's amazing!

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  23. Yep..and my mother can run circles around us. Dad is ill, but still ok for now.

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  24. I'm also a teacher. I bet your childhood was tons of fun! This is a great idea!

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  25. Wow, that's a big family! Thanks for stopping by my blog this FF, have a good weekend.

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  26. Thanks for visiting my blog. I always like to find fun reviewer blogs. I will be back to check out more in the coming weeks.

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  27. Big families can be so much fun. My hubby is the middle of 7 siblings...2 boys and 5 girls. His parents are gone, though, both having passed in their late 60s. And that scares me with hubby turning 52 in December and having so many health issues. :/

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  28. That would be a little scary, Stacy.

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  29. I try to be a good speller but I am sure I make mistakes along the way. Family of 8 children, I can't imagine what that is like. I am one of three children. My dad is 89 and doing well. Are your siblings all over the country or all in one place?

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  30. Four of us are still local, one is in Texas, and three are in Maryland.

    My only-child son is in NY. :)

    The most children any of us have is three. :) ha ha...wonder why?

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  31. Four of us are still local, one is in Texas, and three are in Maryland.

    My only-child son is in NY. :)

    The most children any of us have is three. :) ha ha...wonder why?

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  32. Four of us are still local, one is in Texas, and three are in Maryland.

    My only-child son is in NY. :)

    The most children any of us have is three. :) ha ha...wonder why?

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  33. Not sure why Three of the same comment came up.

    Strange.

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  34. I wish I knew how to type properly. The typing programs my school used just didn't do the job.

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  35. I left a good typing site in one of these posts, bookmarked pages. Try it out.

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  36. In this day and age, I agree that everyone should be able to type. It is almost a necessity.

    Congrats on 34 years in the same district. They must know a good thing when they see her!

    Here's my post:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2012/09/book-blogger-hop-something-new-92112.html

    Colletta

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  37. I'm used to peace and quiet (I only have one sibling) and can't imagine living with so many people.

    I didn't know there were places that teach how to type. I learned it on my own when I got bored of typing with two fingers. Now that I'm in college I see how useful that is.

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  38. Thanks, Coletta....I was and still am a "good thing." :)

    It actually would have been 38 years, but I was furloughed for four years in the 1980's. :)

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  39. I am your newest follower (returning your follow). I look forward to more visits.

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  40. Great to see you stopped by, Meryl.

    Enjoy your visit!!

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  41. Love those beautiful coloured homes by the water - just lovely. reminds me of this place in Nova Scotia that I visited once.

    My mom is one of 11 children! sadly, my grandparents have now passed - but they were married for 65 years and did live into their 90's. I think that's an amazing legacy of love to pass on. My family is so big, but we are very close and that is a gift in today's world.

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  42. Nice to learn a bit about you! One of 8? How nice!
    I'm one of 2.
    I agree with the typing skills. We had to take typing class in high school, and my kids look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them that.
    Enjoy your Sunday.

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  43. Why would they think a typing class was unusual?

    That is so valuable a skill.

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  44. THANKS, Tiffany.

    I loved this week's question.

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  45. Hey I am blog hoping LOL :D
    Interesting blog ^.^

    I am now following you.

    Follow me back at:

    http://book-dessert.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Have a nice day ! :D

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  46. I grew up with computers and it blows my mind when people tell me they can't type. Definitely important!

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  47. Yeah, fakesteph. :)

    I like a young person who knows that typing is important!! :)

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  48. Geez. My dad was the oldest of 7 and I'm a middle child of 4....but you've got us both beat.

    I signed up on Google Friends to follow btw.

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  49. How neat that you were at the same school for so long. I wonder if I'll ever stay in one place for half that amount of time. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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