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Hello Friday Fill-In Friends!    Let’s do this!    Every Friday we fill in the blanks from our two co-hosts Four-Legged Furballs and 15andMeowing and have a lot of fun doing it.   they give us two sentences each with words to fill in – totally fun.    You can click the badge above and join in if you want to.    It’s always interesting to read everyone’s fill-ins.

This week I’m letting my dear old Mom do ALL the filling in.    Her words are in BLUE!


1. I would like to see what books are on anyone’s bookshelves. ( Thanks Melissa ).(I think you can learn a lot about someone from what books they have – always interesting)
2. I adore taking vacations, going out to dinner, my cat Teddy, my husband David, my family and of course my LIFE.
3. There is no amount of money you could pay me to get me to parachute out of an airplane.
4. When I failed to  “get” shorthand in business school, I made up my OWN version of shorthand and not only passed the civil service tests to be a clerk-stenographer but used my “Pamhand” for several years – WHATEVER WORKS!

OK Mom – good job.    Thanks for filling in this week, I just couldn’t think of anything to fill in the blanks – sometimes my little brain goes on holiday.   I think it’s on one now.   Now that you’ve finished my blog post for tomorrow, can we pretty please go outside for a cruise in the yard?

OF COURSE we can Teddy – you know I can’t resist that face!

Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

 

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  1. we agree… there is not enough money in this world to let me jump out of an airplane… or wait… no one said it has to be a flying airplane… lets jump out of a parked one and gimme the moneeh yeah….

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  2. My bookshelves are filled with outdated nursing books, and lots of books about plants, and gardening…too bad I have ten black digits, LOL! At least I did better with the cooking, knitting and crochet books:)

    Hubby has tons of books in his office, though retired he may be; he still wants to keep them all! The rest of his books are tech/computer stuff and theology!

    Lots of music books on both of our shelves.
    Now you don’t have to come and visit, LOL!

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    • My Mom and Dad have a room they call the library and several bookcases full of hardback books….they want to HOLD a book – not read one on a Kindle or have to return it to the library – they own books they just couldn’t bring themselves to donate to the used book stores because they will read them time and again. The books are part of the family here………..

      Hugs, Teddy

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      • When I was you g, we would go to my Aunt and Uncle’s place and while the adults chatted, I would pore over all the books there about science and such things. I think they had a compete series of all the life books, about space, geology, and other scientific topics, as well as art, crafting and other things interesting to inquisitive minds. My aunt was a teacher, a weaver, and a traveler. My uncle was an accountant, but very interested in astronomy.

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        • I remember when my Mom and Dad got a set of encyclopedias – my brother and I would read them cover to cover – I thought they were the greatest thing EVER. I guess computers take the place of encyclopedias these days but I can still remember the excitement of turning the pages in those books because something wonderful was always on the next page!

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  3. You probably just need a nap, Teddy!

    I agree with your mom that it’s interesting to see what is on anyone’s bookshelves. It’s also interesting to see what people are reading when travelling.

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  4. WOW PAMHAND!!! So creative! And yes, I agree about the parachute…NO WAY JOSE!!!!!!!!!!! Mama has trouble standing next to a glass window that has no balcony and a drop of several stories! And yes, mama wishes she had filled-in so she could say she adores me, papa and all our blogging friends! 💕

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    • Mom still uses Pamhand when she’s taking a message off the phone or writing a quick “thought” so she doesn’t forget it. We know your Mama adores you, Papa and everyone…..and you get that love RIGHT BACK too!!!! 🙂

      Hugs, Teddy

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  5. I agree about #3. It was only a week or so ago that they had an elderly lady on the local news. She was 91 or 93, I can’t remember. She went wing walking to raise money for charity! A noble cause but no way could I do it, especially at that age!

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  6. That’s okay, Teddy….we all need a blog break once in a while!! Pam, that’s so interesting about your shorthand/Pamhand! I took one year of shorthand in high school and used it in the job I got after school. Still remember a few words, but after 40+ years of not using it, most of it has gone by the wayside! Happy Weekend!

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  7. I found/created my own version of shorthand at University. I kept thorough notes, and that wrote all salient points of the lectures. Lots of writing. My own version. Could NOT imagine trying to do the real thing. I just used abbreviated words. Those notes were invaluable to me to study for exams. For #3, no amount of money could make me harm an animal. My #3 could also have been no amount of money could make me deliberately mean or inconsiderate to anyone. Can’t do it.

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  8. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I would not jump out of a plane either. 🙂 That was clever of you to come up with your own way to write shorthand. Have a wonderful weekend. XO

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    • Well it worked for me as a clerk-stenographer and even when I left my government job I still worked for a couple of bosses who loved to dictate. I was rather happy when dictation equipment became popular though!

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  9. Mom Pam did a great job on all the fill-ins. Our mom would probably parachute out of an airplane, strapped, of course, to someone who knew what they are doing. We all found #4 very interesting. Mom’s sister learned shorthand. Our mom never took any of the business classes. We guess they don’t even teach shorthand anymore. Anyhoo, it’s always interesting to see how others fill-in. Have a super duper Friday. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

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    • Fill-ins were fun this week – well they always are but this week’s were extra fun. My Dad insisted I go to business school and become a government gal. I could never have imagined what that career had in store for me but it was interesting that’s for sure.

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  10. If someone tries to say I jumped out of a plane…I say liar liar pants on fire.
    YIKES.
    I giggled at your shorthand story. I took Speedwriting instead of Gregg shorthand.
    Speedwriting uses letters and = under a letter is capital, -after a series of letters indicates ‘ment’ xci-…is excitement. Also it shortens how letters are written not curly q’s as just block letters . Cursive letters lose their curly q.
    Hugs Cecilia

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    • My Pamhand was a combo of shorthand and speedwriting – I took dictation from a lot of people through the years that thought they knew how to dictate but really didn’t. Used to drive me nuts.

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  11. Pamhand! I can so see you doing that. Maybe a little “pamhand” just for fun? I enjoyed the very short shorthand instruction that I had in high school but I was far from being proficient at it. There is no amount of money you could pay me to get on any plane! Fun Fill-Ins, Pam!

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  12. I soo agree with you about the books!!! You have to be a genius to make up your OWN shorthand???? That is AMAZING!!! I wouldn’t parachute out of a plane either, you and I are Libras and we MUST maintain our BALANCE!!! MOL!! Have a great weekend! xoxo

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  13. Miss Pam an Teddy wee have bookss from you here so you know wee reed uud bookss!!! Mew mew mew…
    Miss Pam yore a Geeneuss BellaSita meowed..to make up yore own purrsonal shorthand! Shee meowed why did shee not think of that all those yeerss ago??
    Mew mew mew……
    **purrss** BellaDharma an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum

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  14. I think that is interesting about your shorthand. My mom made me take typing because I wanted to learn piano. I hated typing and my teacher would walk on ours desks on top fo the book and still expect you to keep typing. I did not learn in that class. I learned more when I got a computer years later. Have a nice day. Rain on and off today.

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    • We humans can be incredibly innovative when motivated! LOL I started my own version of “fast writing” because I hated shorthand. I never connected learning to type with learning how to play piano though. I was NOT crazy about piano lessons but used to feel a huge sense of accomplishment when I learned how to play a recognizable song. LOL

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  15. Good for you on the “Pamhand.” Our hooman taught herself to type over the summer before eighth grade…but she never learned to look away from the keyboard, which explains why she makes so many typos on the computer. But it got her through college…

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  16. That’s really interesting about Pamhand. I considered being a court stenographer but decided that it was too intense for me! 😉 Maybe I should’ve learned Pamhand! If you had only taught it!
    And Teddy, you are the cutest thing!

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    • I just got frustrated trying to remember all those shorthand squiggles – I remember a lot of the short form “words” to this day though. Pamhand was my version of shorthand but since I posted this I’ve heard from lots of others who did similar things. Used some shorthand (the easy to remember stuff) and made up other ways of recording words on paper to do their jobs. MOST people who dictate go slow enough that you can easily keep up even if you just abbreviate words. Interesting!!! Thanks for the compliments on Teddy – we think he’s cute but then he’s our “baby” !!

      hugs, Pam

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