Friday, July 07, 2006

RevGalBlogPals Friday Five: Short!

A Short meme for what was for many a shortened week:
tell us about five noteworthy Short things in your life.
(Be liberally imaginative.)

Short People: I come from a long line of short women (5'4" and under; I'm 5'3"). But my Granny, God rest her soul, was the best of us: just 5' in her older years, tough as they come, but with perhaps the most beautiful soul I've ever known. I hope to be half the woman she was...still have a long way to go! (Granny was my great-grandmother, the undisputed matriarch of our family. There was no patriarch. But that's another story for another time.)

Short Hops: The military stand-by flights I took were often short hops on the way to elsewhere. When my (now ex-) husband and I were engaged and before we were stationed together, that was the only way we could afford to visit each other. I still don't know where "Nobnoster" is, but he swears he landed there on a medevac flight while trying to get from Kansas to Washington to visit me at Fort Lewis. My most memorable was doing a long flight on a cargo plane to Offut, then lucking into a seat on a very small military version of a corporate jet on a two-star's private flight for the hop to Topeka. Smoothest flight I have ever had. Even met the two-star, who thought it was charming that the Air Force was helping out a young Army couple's romance. I was all of 19.

Short Stories: Anything by Walter Wangerin. If you've ever heard the many versions of "Ragman," you owe it to yourself to find a copy of Ragman and Other Cries of Faith to read the real version.

Short Lists: My checklist to get ready to go on my mini-vacation to OKC in the morning. No, blogging wasn't on that list, but so what? Neither is procrastination, but I'm a faithful adherent.

Short Stops: Uh...the position I liked playing when I played baseball and softball as a child, but at which I inhaled because my arm was so bad. Could catch 'em, but couldn't throw 'em worth a doo-diddle.


P.S. (an after-thought) said...

Hmmm, I've never been short.

Songbird said...

You have given me a completely new impression of yourself!

Sally said...

Oh I'd forgotten Walter Wangerin, I love his stories, thanks for the reminder.