BLOGGING GRANDMOTHERS SERIES 2 WITH CLEARISSA FROM CLEARISSA COWARD’S COMMAND CENTER
The 1st blogging grandmother to be featured for the Blogging Grandmothers Series 2 is Clearissa.
NAME OF YOUR BLOG: CLEARISSA COWARD’S COMMAND CENTER
WHAT IS YOUR FAV SAYING: People will forget what you say, People will forget what do, But people will never forget how you made them feel – Maya Angelo
WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL THING IN YOUR WALLET OR PURSE: Vitamin E oil.
DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF: Not always. The only shoes I wear that lace up are my sneakers and I sometimes just slide my feet out but do not tell my daughter or grandchildren, because I always get onto them about that. 🙂
DOES WISDOM COME WITH AGE: Not always. There are some 60-year-olds who are not wise while there are some 20-year-olds who are. It should and if you are smart, then you will learn and become wise as you grow older, but not everyone grows up. And that is unfortunate.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DRIVES YOU CRAZY: Rudeness & prejudices. I know that’s two but they both affect me.
WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP: I really wanted to be an investigative reporter.
WHAT IS ONE THING YOU REALLY LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF: I am loyal to a fault. If I am in your corner, I am steadfast unless you are unloyal to me.
DO YOU HAVE A GREEN THUMB: I like to think so. I love to play in the dirt and I generally have good results. I will say, I have not had much luck growing container tomatoes so far.
HAVE YOU GONE THRU MENOPAUSE? IF SO, WAS IT HARD TO DEAL WITH: Yes and yes!! The lack of sleep and weight gain are the absolute worse.
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE: I would like to be less sensitive. I wish I were not that person who feels everything but I am and sometimes it is the absolute best but there are other times that is absolutely painful.
WHO IS THE ONE PERSON WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE AND WHY: My grandfather. He showed me how a man should treat me by the way he treated his wife, daughters, and granddaughters. He was an absolute gentleman with a heart of gold. And he loved me unconditionally.
COULD YOU TAKE A VACATION AWAY FROM ALL TECHNOLOGY AND IF SO FOR HOW LONG: Oh my, yes I could for at least a couple of weeks. Even longer on an island with books and a loved one. 🙂
DO YOU KNIT, CROCHET, OR QUILT: No I do not. I once cut out what felt like a million squares and began the tedious task of hand sewing them (like my grandma did) but I just could not stick with it.
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A TROPICAL ISLAND, WHAT 3 ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU: Toothpaste, good books, and a loved one.
ARE YOU EMBRACING OR FIGHTING GRAY HAIR: I am living with it but not embracing it. I do dye my hair but I am getting to the place where I am over it. Not quite there yet tho. 🙂
IF YOU HAD A TIME MACHINE AND COULD USE IT ONLY ONCE, WOULD YOU VISIT THE FUTURE OR THE PAST AND WHY: Wow, that is a good one. Probably the future. There is nothing I can do about the past but I would love to see how my past will affect my future. Hopefully in a positive way.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN EXTRATERRESTRIALS: I do believe we are not the only ones in this world or that there are other levels or realms where others live.
IF A MOVIE WAS MADE OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT ACTRESS WOULD YOU WANT TO PLAY YOU? WOULD THE MOVIE BE AN ACTION FILM, COMEDY, DRAMA, HORROR, ROMANCE, OR SCI-FI: Angela Bassett and it would definitely be a romantic comedy. And there would be lots and lots of music.
HOW OLD DO YOU FEEL: Ha…today I feel 35. But tomorrow I could feel 70 but that is the case when one is going through the aging process. There are good days and there are not so good days.
WHAT ADVICE WILL YOU OR HAVE YOU GIVEN TO YOUR 18 YEAR OLD GRANDCHILD/GRANDCHILDREN WHEN THEY GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL: Follow your dreams and do not allow anyone and that includes family to decide your destiny. Take your time because you have a lifetime to act and to be old. Right now be 18. Live in the right now and please feel each moment. Let nothing or no one get in the way of your education because education is your goal right now. Once you have that, everything else will fall into place. Remember to treat people as you want to be treated, and always, always remember that you are loved beyond measure.
*Who will be the next grandmother to be featured in this series?
*You can see those who have been featured on this page.
*If you would like to be featured, you must first join our Blogging Grandmothers group at Facebook. Click here to join. Once you’re approved as a member, let me (Grammy Dee) know you’re interested and we’ll get it set up.