Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I have been tagged!

Joan at 12 dressed for church.

I have been tagged by several people the last few weeks and since I don't have a card ready to post, I thought today would be a good day to play the tag game. I am to post things you might not know about me, so here goes:

1. I grew up in a small town of about 80 people if everyone had company.

2. My Dad and Mom owned a grocery store and our house was connected to it. Mom at 94 has a quilt shop in there now.

3. I was in the Party Plan business for over 20 years. I sold accessories for walls and jewelry.

4. We adopted our daughter. What a joy she and her family have been to us.

5. I love trying new things which include starting new businesses.

5. When I was about 9, we had a revival at our church. The evangelist had a contest to see who could invite the most people. I invited everyone in our small town and Mom drove me around the country side. The night of the contest, I had 136 people stand up as my guests. I still have the plaque that I won. Our church was full with standing room only and I was thrilled. I hope that Evangelist touched other lives as he did mine. I was baptized not long afterwards.

6. Jon and I were married at a motorcycle convention. We laugh that we had over 600 at our wedding and it didn't cost anything, but we didn't receive any gifts either.

7. I am addicted to card making. And I am thrilled at all the wonderful new friends I am making.


Janine said...

Joan what wonderful little tidbits about YOU!! Thanks... so nice to get to know you better!!
Have a great day!!

Anonymous said...

Joan ... I entered an evangelist's contest when I was in 6th grade. I just "knew" that Karen W. would win. (Her daddy was the Superintendent of our weee district.) Well, I tied with Karen and won a free flight in the evangelist's private 4-seater plane!! Yep! I rode with Karen W! hahahaha
What a small, small world!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

How fun to read!!! I really enjoyed the story about your 136 guests at church -- AMAZING!!! You obviously have a way with people, and what better place to lead them than to church!!! All very intersting facts -- thanks for sharing!!!

Julie Koerber said...

Wow, what an interesting life! We all knew you were a colorful woman but now-- it's just plain to see! Thanks for sharing a bit of YOU with US!

LeAnne said...

Oh Joan, I love this picture and what you've shared with us! You have been touching lives for a long, long time! Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful journey! I was baptized at 13 after a wonderful revival at our church. Yup, I'm a Baptist! Love the picture of you! Thanks for sharing your story, I love it! Gee, I hope when I'm 94, I'm still stamping!