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    April 5, 2008

    Pammer from Outside Voice, one of the first people ever to comment on my blog, tagged me for this Six Unimportant Things About Me meme. 


    Coming up with six important things about moi would be a challenge, because I’m not sure there are any important things about me — but six UNimportant things?  Piece o’ cake, that list is a long one. So then, here ya go, my annual meme:


    Six Unimportant Things About Me


    1.  I am a member of the DAR.

    2.  I once sat on Chet Atkins lap.

    3.  My shoe size is 6.

    4.  I am a distant relative of Laura Bush.

    5.  I graduated from college Suma Cum Laude.

    6.  I once had dinner with Ralph Nader.


    One of these is not true. But which one?  You have until midnight Monday (4/7) to leave your guess in comments.  And be prepared to defend your answer. No not really. 


    I will randomly pick a winner from the correct entries and for the prize, I will write a guest post for your blog! I know! That is one sorry prize! But! Maybe if I use enough exclamation points it will not seem so hokey!!  It was either that or an autographed copy of my Olan Mills picture from 1979, the one where I’m leaning casually on a fence post out on the prairie as I often did in those days. In my spare time. 


    So then, here’s where I tag six more people, which I always hate to do for the same reason I hate to call people on the phone — I feel like I’m bothering them.  So, sorry to bother you then (wince) but um, tag you’re it.


    Fraulein at Virginia’s Purple Ink 

    Damsel at Damsel and Family

    DeeDee at It Coulda Been Worse 

    Blog Antagonist (or BA as I affectionately call her) at Blogs Are Stupid 

    Tom at Being Michael’s Daddy

    Heidi at Minnisota Mom


    In case you were wondering, my tagging technique is highly scientific. I scrolled through my comments from yesterday’s post and randomly chose people I thought were not home. I rang their doorbell and then ran away.


    Have a loverly weekend y’all.


    1. kelli says:

      I’ll take #3.

      Only becasue I wear a zsize 11.5 and therefore refuse to believe that anyone is blessed with small feet.

      So there.


      April 5th, 2008 at 1:30 am

    2. chickadee says:

      those are tough. i’m going to guess your shoe size is not a six.

      April 5th, 2008 at 1:30 am

    3. Hanlie says:

      I’m going for #4

      April 5th, 2008 at 1:58 am

    4. LeeAnn says:

      OK- I am going out on a limb here and guessing that you did not graduate suma cum laude… Not because I don’t think you could have- but because it’s the only ‘fact’ that is something you acheived vs something that happened to you. If I was going to be devious, that’s how I would go about it!

      April 5th, 2008 at 2:08 am

    5. Stephanie says:

      Okay, I’m going for #5 because:

      #1. First statements are usually true.
      #2. If you’re going to make up a lap to sit in, why pick Chet Atkins and not someone a little more, um, glamorous?
      #3. In your into, you said you weren’t big enough for tennis-ball sized fibroids. Ergo, you probably have small feet. (And mine were 6 1/2 for years. Now I’m a 7.)
      #4. This one I seriously considered, but someone else thought that was it, so I passed.
      #6. Dinner with Ralph Nader? See #2.

      And because it’s spelled summa, not suma, I figured it was either a typo, or you were a magna cum laude with a grudge.

      Please don’t hit me.

      April 5th, 2008 at 2:14 am

    6. Stephanie says:

      And yes, I misspelled “intro”. On purpose, of course.

      April 5th, 2008 at 2:15 am

    7. Sheila at Dodging Raindrops says:

      I’m going to guess that your shoe size is not 6. I imagine you as taller than me and therefore having feet my size or *slightly* larger. 🙂 I wear an 8 usually.

      April 5th, 2008 at 2:47 am

    8. Jaime says:

      I’ll vote for #5 too – Stephanie’s logic seems about right to me too.

      April 5th, 2008 at 6:31 am

    9. Brigitte says:

      I can’t collect any “winnings”, as I don’t have a blog. Just to be contrarian, I’ll go with #1. If it’s like the branch around here, it just seems so STUFFY for you!

      April 5th, 2008 at 7:03 am

    10. Fiddledeedee (It Coulda Been Worse) says:

      Personally, I think you misspelled “suma” on purpose. Just to throw us off. Because that’s how smart you are. I say that you’re not really a distant relative of Laura Bush. Even though that’s a very plausible one.

      April 5th, 2008 at 7:07 am

    11. Marie says:

      I don’t believe you had dinner with Ralph Nader! I remember you talking about meeting someone once, but I don’t remember who it was! I don’t think it was Nader though…

      April 5th, 2008 at 8:10 am

    12. Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt says:

      I’ll go with #5 and Stephanie’s logic as well.

      So don’t hit me, either.

      April 5th, 2008 at 8:26 am

    13. Beverlydru says:

      I vote for #6 as not true. Mostly to be different.
      I’m convinced that you sat on Chet Atkins’ lap when you were a child. The other items seem more plausible than dinner with Ralph Nader. Nice way to make a meme more interesting.

      April 5th, 2008 at 8:26 am

    14. Julie at Elisharose says:

      I think all those things are VERY interesting. You are right, there are no uninteresting things about you. As for the truth of them all, I think you fudged on #5.

      April 5th, 2008 at 8:47 am

    15. Katina says:

      “Dinner with Ralph Nader” is my guess. Not sure why, but that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

      April 5th, 2008 at 8:50 am

    16. Cynthia says:

      I’ll guess number #5 for no reason at all but mostly I just REALLY want to know the Chet Atkins story…..

      April 5th, 2008 at 9:09 am

    17. Cindy says:

      I personally think that is a GREAT prize!! See! My exclamation marks show I think it is GREAT!!!

      I’m going to go with #5. Not because I don’t think you’re brilliant…only because I’m jealous.

      April 5th, 2008 at 9:18 am

    18. Susan J. says:

      I am guessing that you are not related to Laura Bush. Here is my logic:
      *You would probably not choose Chet Atkins if you were making up a story (unless you are really that devious) *I remember a post about Ralph Nader (don’t I?)
      * Size 6 shoes could be the one, but you are about my height, so I figure it is possible
      *Summa Cum Laude – I believe it

      April 5th, 2008 at 9:22 am

    19. Heather says:

      I’m guessing that are not related to Laura Bush.

      I’d love to have you as a guest blogger!!!

      April 5th, 2008 at 9:35 am

    20. Julie says:

      I don’t think you are related to Laura Bush. Thought about the shoe thing but almsot everyone else did that.

      April 5th, 2008 at 9:46 am

    21. Amy says:

      I believe you are a tall slim blond, so I’m going to guess you are not a size 6 shoe.

      April 5th, 2008 at 10:00 am

    22. Terri says:

      I’m going with #3 because size six seems really small for someone I imagine to be taller than my 5’5″ self and I’m a size 8.

      April 5th, 2008 at 10:15 am

    23. Heidi says:

      Shoe size for me as well!

      April 5th, 2008 at 10:18 am

    24. Heidi says:

      Oh, and I’ve always wondered how guest blogging works…do you have to give all your password info to your guest? Or do they just submit something to you? Because people have others do it while they are on vacation and not near computers…

      April 5th, 2008 at 10:19 am

    25. Becca says:

      Oh, good grief! So much for being the first shoe size guesser. I guess that it’s incorrect because you and AD are so very tall. At least, that’s what I’ve seen you write, I believe…

      April 5th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    26. Marianne says:

      DAR membership!

      April 5th, 2008 at 11:48 am

    27. Renna says:

      Okay, I’m going to guess #5, NOY because I don’t think it’s possible that it could be true. I’m just thinking you’d surely thing THAT one were important. 😉

      And as to the supposed lameness to your gift, I say “HAH!”. It is an awesome cool gift!!!

      I hope I win! 😀

      April 5th, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    28. Sandra says:

      I’m going to guess that you are not a distant relative of Laura Bush.

      April 5th, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    29. Everyday Mommy says:

      I’m going to have to go with #4 also, because though you live in Texas you were not born in Texas.

      April 5th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    30. Heidi says:

      I’m going to pick number 1.

      Even though I won the DAR award in high school.
      Thank you, thank you very much.

      April 5th, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    31. Happy Geek says:

      I am also going with #1.
      IT took me a minute to dig into my mental filing cabinet and remember what DAR was. We really don’t have many of them up here:).

      April 5th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    32. Kelly @ Love Well says:

      I’m going to group myself in with the Laura Bush crowd. Because they seem smart, and maybe if I hang out with them, I’ll seem smart too.

      April 5th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    33. faithful chick says:


      April 5th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    34. Jamie says:

      I let make my guess for me: #3. Here’s hoping you wear at least a 6.5 in shoes.

      April 5th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    35. Marian says:

      Why on earth would you sit on Chet Atkins lap??

      April 5th, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    36. Krista says:

      I’m guessing number 2, but only because I have no idea who he is! I don’t know what a DAR is either…

      April 5th, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    37. Tom says:

      All of them sound plausible… I am no good at guessing.
      I’m in the dark about the DAR thing though…
      Thanks for the tag!

      April 5th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    38. Leigh says:

      I have to go with the DAR not being true. My reasoning is you’re Catholic from the Midwest (iirc) and that is so not the profile for DAR membership. But hey…Any one of those things are plausible enough to be true.

      For those that don’t know, DAR= Daughters of the American Revolution, if you can trace your lineage back to a patriot in the American Revolution, you can join. It’s a community service organization.

      April 5th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    39. Connie says:

      While I don’t have a blog, I still have to guess…I think it’s #3 because (as others have said), I believe you are on the taller side. I am 5’6″ and have size 10 feet so it would be only fair for you to have larger than size 6 feet. I’m a little skeptical of the Laura Bush claim, but my gut instinct says #3. And I seem to recall a reference to dinner with Ralph in a previous post so I believe that one. Looking forward to hearing more about Chet! 🙂

      April 5th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    40. Jill says:

      Well, I was going to say #5 because I didn’t think anyone would put that because that would be like stating you weren’t capable of doing so. But lots of people have said that and I hate to do what everyone else does. So I am going to say #6. Cause that just doesn’t seem like something anyone would ever want to do 🙂

      April 5th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    41. Mamacita says:

      Ok, my scientific guess is #4 isn’t true. If it is true, please post about it!

      April 5th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    42. Jill S. says:

      I don’t know enough about you to be playing this game but I can’t resist trying. #4 . . .??

      By the way, I’m a 6, too, and my middle daughter is an 11 1/2 the poor thing . . . How did that happen??

      April 5th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    43. Evonne says:

      #5. For the same reasons as the other #5 posters gave.

      April 5th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    44. merinz says:

      I guess number two

      April 5th, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    45. jean says:

      I’m going along with Dee Dee’s theory and vote your not a distant relative of Lady Bush.

      April 5th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    46. Photochick (Amanda) says:

      I’m guessing that you’re not related to Laura Bush… I wouldn’t said #3, but I don’t want to chance getting hit (Haha! – Just kidding)

      However, if you really do have size 6 feet – lucky you!!!

      April 5th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    47. Lysa TerKeurst says:

      I’m saying #1… because I think you would have thought through the fact that most people wouldn’t pick a first option. Then you put the wrong one first just to shake us all up.

      Although I must say… if five out of those six are true… you are one fascinating lady!!!

      April 6th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    48. Paulette says:

      My guess is you are not related to Laura Bush.I know you had dinner with nader because I read that. You are brilliant so thats out, you look tiny to me so small feet are so possible, so final answer is… not related to Laura though you are both Texans.

      April 6th, 2008 at 12:08 am

    49. Danell says:

      Unless you’re 5’2″ or less, I would think a size six shoe would be like you’ve got little hooves for feet! But for some reason I thought I remembered you describing yourself and as a tall, skinny blond? If you’re tall and skinny and blond AND you wear a size six shoe…well…well, pppphhhhlllltt on you. =)

      April 6th, 2008 at 12:25 am

    50. Arleen says:

      I visit your blog nearly every day. I love your writing style and don’t ever recall seeing a misspelled word! So, my guess is that #5 is not true since “summa” is misspelled.

      April 6th, 2008 at 1:06 am

    51. Sarah says:

      Size 6. No one has feet this small. Why do they even put size 5’s out?

      I’m curious about #1 if it’s true, because my mom has told me I could be (twice over) if I did whatever it is you have to do to be official.

      April 6th, 2008 at 9:36 am

    52. Fraulein says:

      I’m going to guess the size six shoe size is the untrue one. This is fun!

      April 6th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    53. Elizabeth says:

      I am going to choose number one: DAR membership just doesn’t seem YOU! (Frequently wrong, but never in doubt)

      April 6th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    54. where the boys are says:

      I’m guessing you are not a distant relative of Laura Bush. Laura Ingalls, maybe.

      April 6th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    55. mommymb says:

      I think size 6 is doubtful. Thats my vote…

      April 6th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    56. Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife says:

      I think it is #3. Not quite sure how to defend that one! If a woman wears a size 6, then my foot is huge at an 8. However, my grandma wears a size 5!!!

      April 6th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    57. Kelsey says:

      Im guessing #2 but I really have no clue! My shoe size is a 5 so i wouldnt be shocked by a 6 lol

      April 6th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    58. Sarah says:

      Laura Bush???

      April 6th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    59. Kara Messner says:

      I have no good scientific guess. I am randomly going to pick #1 since I have no idea what the abbreviation stands for. Did I win? Did I win? Leave it to me to finally start leaving a comment after reading your blog for awhile now – because there is a prize involved!

      April 6th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    60. AB says:

      Well…I’ve met you and you’re not a short woman. I’m guessing that you do not have a Size 6 foot. Maybe it’s not as enormous as mine…but still…not a 6.

      April 7th, 2008 at 12:21 am

    61. Sarah T says:

      I’m going to guess you are not a member of DAR. I could be wrong, but you’ve never mentioned anything remotely connected to history in that sense. Would you believe some of my friends don’t know who Chet Atkins was?

      April 7th, 2008 at 1:12 am

    62. Angeline says:

      I say #2 ‘cos that would be categorized under “important” wouldn’t it?

      April 7th, 2008 at 6:37 am

    63. Shalee says:

      I say #1. All the rest we’ve either discussed, I’ve read on your blogs or I’ve seen in real life.

      However, I might be interested in the autographed Olan Mills picture…

      April 7th, 2008 at 10:23 am

    64. Jackie @ Family Daze says:

      I’m going with #1 . . . crossing my fingers!

      April 7th, 2008 at 11:51 am

    65. Annie says:

      I KNOW that you had dinner with Ralph Nader (that was one of your memes), I know you went to college late and you mentioned you really enjoyed studying, so chances are #5 is correct. I don’t even know what DAR is and who Chek Atkins is. Somehow connection to Laura Bush seems possible.

      I will just say #1.

      April 7th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    66. Quirky says:

      I’ve gotta go with the shoe size. Because I wear a size 10 shoe, and I’m always picking up the cute little size 6 shoes in the store and being like, “WHO WEARS THESE ADORABLE PETITE LITTLE DOLL SHOES WHILE I HAVE TO WEAR ANDRE THE GIANT SHOES?!” And if it turns out that you do, I would have to hate you forever, and I don’t want to do that because I really like you.

      Plus, I really hope that I guess correctly so that you’ll do a guest post, which would probably be the most popular thing ever written on my little blog.

      April 7th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    67. Quirky says:

      You know what? I’m changing my guess. I was sitting here at the computer when suddenly I had a flash of inspiration and decided to go with a more Republican answer. 🙂 So I’m guessing Laura Bush now.

      And I’ll try not to hate you too much for having petite little adorable doll feet. (You can make it up to me by guest posting for me).

      April 7th, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    68. Sue Cramer says:

      I’m going to take a guess that having dinner with Ralph is just a dream of yours…
      (I just really want a guest post on my blog!!)

      April 7th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    69. Beck says:

      I’m thinking that Five is the not-true one. (and hello!)

      April 7th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    70. Jennifer says:

      I am going with the fake shoe size. I wear an 11 so it just stands to reason that you could not wear a six.

      I teach elementary school so if the reasoning makes no sense, that is why.

      April 7th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    71. babycakes says:

      I don’t think you wear a size six shoe. Definitely not.

      April 7th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    72. Toni says:

      Doesn’t “Summa” have two m’s? I’m going with #5.

      April 7th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    73. bee says:

      I live far enough away that I think I can get away with saying that I think #5 is false. You seem perfectly capable of graduating Summa Cum Laude, but I’m thinking if you did, it would not be on a list of unimportant things.

      April 7th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    74. Kacey says:

      I believe everything about you, so I threw a dart at my computer screen and it left a big mark next to Laura Bush. I was so disappointed, because I love Laura. And for all the non-believers out there — some people do wear size six —me, for one. I try my shoes on right off the display, but that is up from size 5AA when I got married and was a bunch smaller than I am now.

      April 7th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    75. Elaine says:

      My first inclination is that you have never had dinner with Ralph Nader, so that’s my guess, but I really have no idea. I would love for you to guest post on my blog – that would be awesome!

      April 7th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    76. SL says:

      I’m guessing #5

      April 7th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    77. caisy says:

      I have read your blog maybe 4 or 5 times and I dreamt about you last night. People who I don’t really know and live on another continent are not usually allowed in my dreams… but some how you made it in… strange.

      That’s all… I’m not in the competition.

      April 7th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    78. stacey says:

      I’m guessing that # 5 is the little white lie. I have no idea why. Just a guess :o)

      April 7th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

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    80. Damsel says:

      I have to go with #5, and I would ADORE having a guest post from you!

      I finally wrote my meme today…. thanks for the link!

      April 7th, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    81. Joanna says:

      I’m going with #2 – I have no clue what DAR is.

      April 7th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    82. Nicki says:

      I’m saying #5 because that doesn’t seem uniportant to me – and this is a list of UNimportant things. If I graduated with any sort of honors you can bet it wouldn’t be in an unimportant list – it’d be on a plaque outside my house.

      April 8th, 2008 at 12:23 am

    83. MotherPie says:

      DAR? I did the children in CAR to honor a great grandmother but didn’t find much happening really in DAR or CAR except white gloves worn at teas. In Houston.

      April 12th, 2008 at 2:04 pm

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