Thursday, October 30, 2008

SEVEN FACTS MEME - Tagged by Cindy Pon

I found this challenge on Cindy's blog.

Seven facts about me that some people don’t know:

1) I was a professional tennis player in college (NO-No, not like Billie Jean King or Chris Everett – wait!! that tells you how old I am – not like Serena or Venus Williams, I got paid to teach tennis at Tennis Village in Mt. Bachelor Village.)

2) I went cliff jumping a couple years ago when we went white water rafting – call me crazy – looking back I agree.

3) I’m tone deaf – oh wait, a lot of people already know that – at least anyone who’s heard me sing.

4) My sister and I have rhyming names: Kimbra Fay and Tambra Kay – Mom had nine kids and must have been running out of names.

5) My grandfather (Dad’s Dad) was an Indian, okay “Native American” for all you politically correct people. He was born on the Indian Reservation in Pawnee, Oklahoma. So, that makes me part Indian too. You can’t tell from looking at me – but you can see it in my brothers and sisters. I took after Mom’s Irish/English side of the family.

6) My grandfather (Mom’s Dad) was the Vice-President of Union Oil when he died. So Mom came from a wealthy family but like I said (see 5 above) she married an Indian and that was not something to be proud of back then.

7) I grew up VERY poor. See 5 and 6 above. But Mom was the kindest person I’ve ever met. She put absolutely no value on material possessions.

8) WAIT, that’s more than 7. But, I could go on all night talking about my Mom – she passed away in April of this year – (sigh) I soooo miss her.


Okay, and I tag Adrienne, Rena, Kelly, and Ello.

9 comments:

JC Lamont said...

I'm so sorry about your mom, but am so envious of your experiances. I want to go rock climbing and hang gliding.

Kelly said...

I love your rhyming names! My dad has a grandfather that was an orphan so we know nothing of his ethnicity. My dad has always hoped it was Native American! So maybe I am or maybe I"m not!
Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom this year, Kim. Her memory lives on with you!

Rena said...

I'm sorry about you losing your mom, Kim. She sounded like a great lady. I wish I could be more like her and not care about "stuff" so much. I know I won't take it with me. Thanks for the tag -- I'll add mine to my blog soon! :)

Ello said...

Kim, you've had a rough year. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Now reading this meme makes clear that you are one cool lady! But I swear I think I have done this meme ten times already! I honestly don't think I have any more random facts about me that would be unique of fun. But I have enjoyed reading yours!!

adrienne said...

I love your names!
Sorry to hear about your mom - I lost my mom recently and I know life isn't the same...
Thanks for the tag. How fun!

cindy said...

what interesting facts! thanks for playing, kim!

cindy said...

kim, i didn't realize you lost your mom so recently. *hugs* i'm so sorry. i think she'd be so excited about how your writing career is taking off!

Kim Kasch said...

Thanks guys. It has been a tough year.

Brenda said...

kim...I'm so sorry to hear about your mom...Hugs...

Great names...grin...