Saturday, September 8, 2012

The DMS Wants to Know!

Monday's Riddle opened up the topic of family this week, bringing us all a little closer. Wednesday, Lizzy reviewed Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm, taking us along on a fascinating journey with a young girl who has to learn to count on a family that wasn't expecting her. Thursday, on Top of the Heap, we told you about two of the best characters in our families, and Friday, we were lucky enough to chat with Elise Broach, author of the intriguing middle grade novel, Shakespeare's Secret. Today, we want to hear from you!

The DMS wants to know: Who is a real character in your family? 

We told you ours, now let's hear yours! 




27 comments:

  1. My daughter is the real character in our family. She is strong and organizes things to help our family. She speaks her mind when it's needed and stands up for what's right. It makes her sound like a real saint, but she has her faults too. ALong with her strong will comes a temper that needs harnessing. She'd make a good character for one of my stories.

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    1. Karen- Your daughter sounds like a lot of fun! I love that she is organized and stands up for what is right. :) I can see why she would be a good character in one of your stories. ~F

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  2. Oops! I kind of said this on another post but there are a couple of people in my family who are characters like my dad who you can tell from a mile away who is talking. He is LOUD. But he can be the sweetest dad (:

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    1. Hi Adriana, Loud is fun, if not in mean spirit. I always find that loud, somewhat rowdy people set me at ease ( lol- sort of like my dad, Mr. Morrow) Your family sounds amazing! Thanks for stopping by : ) ~ F

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  3. A better question might be - who in your family ISN'T a character? lol

    However, one of our members, we'll call him Billy, is the stuff of which legends are made. During one deep snowfall, he accidentally locked himself out of his apartment one morning, while still dressed in his robe & slippers. He then proceeded to jog up to the gas station (beside a main HIGHWAY) through the drifts of snow. He figured he might as well go get himself a cup of coffee while he was stuck outside anyway lol

    He waved at everyone who drove by honking. They all thought he was some crazy person, but actually he's a real *character* and a brilliant one at that ;D

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    1. Hi M.A.D., L.O.L! How hilarious. Hey, sometimes you just have to have that cup of coffee- he must have been freezing! He sounds completely brilliant : ) Always love hearing from you! ~ F

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  4. There's a scene in my novel where the four year old daughter is caught dragging a spade to where the family dog was buried because she wanted to play with it. That's something our daughter actually did. Matilda's 11 now, still creepy, but always entertaining.

    Great post, fun to participate :)

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    1. Hi Charnmaine, That is somewhat creepy! But, makes sense if you think about it from a kid's perspective. I love the name Matilda! great story, thanks for sharing! We love hearing where the inspiration comes from : ) ~ F

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  5. I would have to say that my entire family is full of characters: from my kids (each different - one silent and kind hearted and strong as an ox the other is louder and outgoing) to my 80-year-old rifle-toting Grandma...oh there's just not enough time or space to fill you in on all the quirkiness that is my family that I love dearly.

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    1. Hi Angela, Your family sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing a little about them with us : ) ~ F

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  6. My relatives, particularly one uncle who is forever chasing skirts. He is generally sweet and funny with lots of corny jokes. :-)

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    1. Hi Nancy, Ah, the Uncle that tells corny jokes- I have one of those! Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts with us : ) ~ F

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  7. Ha ha ha...it's me!

    I am quirky and funny and lovable!

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    1. Hi Patty, We bet you are! ☺ ~ F & L

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  8. One of my grandsons, the one who brought a tiny duck home in a shoe box in the middle of the night and woke me to let me know his parents were going to kill him, again, in the morning. They did threaten him if he didn't immediately get rid of it. He did, a month later, when it was big enough to release at the duck pond...and guess who had to feed, clean, and water it most of the time? Why Grandma of course.

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    1. Hi Anna Maria, Great story! Thanks for sharing it with us. It sounds like the duck was all set thanks to you : ) ~ F

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  10. Can I choose someone who’s no longer with us? Yes, OK then it would have to be my mum.
    She always used to muddle up words and have the rest of us in stitches.
    These are two of her sayings that we use to this day.
    There goes your sister off on a tandem (tangent) again– the thought of my sister riding off on a tandem still makes me laugh.
    Do you like my stimulated mink? This was in the days when simulated (fake) mink coats were all the rage.
    Sorry I managed to delete the previous comment

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    1. Hi Barbara, I burst out laughing when I read this- I love it! off on a tandem and stimulated mink- too funny! Your mum sounds brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing this with us : ) ~ f

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  11. That would have to be my pa-in-law. A miner all his life he has some really interesting and scary pit related stories to tell.

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    1. Hi Petty, How interesting! I bet he could share a lot of interesting tales- thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us! Great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  12. My Uncle MIckey was a jokester and an amazing storyteller. He was a Kentucky gentleman who had gift for southern humor. I miss his craziness.

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    1. Hi Leslie, Uncle Mickey sounds like loads of fun! My grandfather was an excellent story teller, and I could listen to him for hours on end. Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts with us : ) ~ F

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  13. My little bitty 9-year-old sister! She is beautiful, and funny, and climbs everything in sight! She always has great stories to tell about her adventures with her classmates, and she's so intelligent too - she won her elementary school spelling bee this year, so proud of her :D
    And I recently got her excited about reading, which makes my heart do jumping jacks ;)

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    1. Anaavu- Your sister sounds fabulous! I would love to be friends with her because from your description she is lots of fun. How awesome that you got her excited about reading! Yeah! ~F

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  14. When it comes to quirkiness, I'm the queen, but each member of my family is definitely a 'real' character.

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    1. Donna- It is always fun when the whole family is full of characters! I love quirkiness. :) ~L

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