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F Is For Freda

Friends.
Real ones are few and far between. That was a hard lesson learned for me, but the ones I have now I hold dear to me.
But this wouldn't be right, with you getting to know me, if I didn't use this "F" opportunity to talk about myself. (Holy, narcissism, Batman!)
Freda, the voice behind this blog.
I was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1976. I also live here now, but haven't always. I did leave for about 7 years total, but made it back as an older teenager.
I was a rotten kid. Spoiled rotten. Always getting into mischief and paying the price. This means I spent the majority of my childhood in my bedroom, grounded, with only my books to occupy me.
And so a bookworm was born.
I read my mom's extensive Stephen King collection before puberty. Yup, it was good and bad. I loved the stories, but became afraid of the dark. Didn't stop me from reading horror at night, until I was much older.
In 1987 we moved to Dunnville, Ontario.
A.K.A. The country.
Gawd I hated it! I'm a city girl, 100%!
I was thrilled when we moved in 1989 to Nova Scotia. New place, new people, new experiences.
But that bombed!!
We lived in Merigomish. Yeah, didn't think you would have heard of it. When you drive through the "hamlet", you blink and you miss it. Seriously, I lived across the street from the post office and was RR#1. It was that small.
So again I agonized over my surroundings and life in general... gotta love teenage angst.
Thankfully we moved back to Ontario in 1992. Sadly, we only came back as far as Kingston.
When I got pregnant in 1994, I came all the way back to Hamilton. I needed to be home.
In March 1995, my son Kristopher was born. (Ironically on my dad's birthday.)
No, he wasn't born this big, this is just my favorite photo of him. (Yes, I took it.) He will be 19 in March.
He still lives at home, but you wouldn't know it. Typical teenager is always at his girlfriend's house.
Then, in 1997, my doppleganger was born. Brianna, my daughter.
She will be having her sweet sixteen in August. Sadly, she lives with her dad in Belleville, Ontario. I have the joys of missing her terribly every day, but this is just how life is.
You have met my furbabies on the A Is For Animals post, and met Vinny my hubby many times I'm sure... just in case, here he is:
We've been together 13 years and he is my mate for life.
You just know these things......
And you met my dad(s) a couple weeks ago through D Is For Dad(s) post.  With knowing my love for Elvis, books and poetry, which I have posted on here, there is not much more to tell.
I lie.
I'm a shoe-whore.
Now, there is nothing else to tell. I'm like a book. You see the cover, make a judgement, and then once you open the book, and the story unfolds, you will see a funny, honest, intelligent, caring, compassionate, loving woman. That's all that counts in the long run.
Now you know about me a little more.... at least the personal side I'm not-so-crazy about sharing. Won't you share something about you in the comments? I hate feeling narcissistic. Thanks!


Alphabe Thursday



Comments

  1. You have had a full and interesting life. Nice F for Freda.

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  2. I rather like these not so expected kind of posts. So very happy to meet you! It's rather interesting knowing a bit about the person behind the name, so thanks for sharing this. It reminded me of a photo I saw on Facebook today about a cat sitting behind a computer, it read, The internet is great, they have no idea I'm a cat! Great F post.

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    1. LOL @ the cat post - touché

      Nice to meet you too, thank you for stopping by!

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  3. I'm a Stephen King fan too -- but I didn't start reading him until I was an adult! I had to stop for a few years, not because of the horror but because of the grossness! However, I have started back again :) Have you seen the new TV show "Under the Dome" based on his book? Looks good and, of course, now I want to read the book!
    I also have a son and daughter, but a tad older than yours! Adam is 32 and Stephanie is 29. And my granddaughter is 7! My furbaby is Oliver, a very serious cat.
    Happy Freda day! I loved reading your post!

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    1. I have started the series and am hooked. I was worried, honestly it's a book I haven't got to yet. Not that it will deter me from still reading it. I like seeing what differences there are, if any.
      Sounds like you have a wonderful family! Thank you for sharing that with me.

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  4. Hahahah! I LOVE this! Great F post, Freda. Now I will tell you that my husband is Canadian, from Edmonton, and I have been in every Provence except Newfoundland. We live in coastal Georgia, after 14 years in Arizona. We grew up in Atlanta, GA. If you go to my blog, you will see what I do. Right now, I am a grandparent, but mostly I am an artist, golfer, and political/religious rager.

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    1. I see you have great taste... marrying a Canadian and all. ;-) I have not been out west myself, but from Ontario to the Maritimes, yes. I've never been to GA, or AZ for that matter, but have visited Michigan, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. I enjoyed them all, but loved Boston!
      Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself. Loved learning more about you!

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  5. Great idea to tell a bit about yourself!

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  6. Loved reading about you. Learnt so much about you. You have a beautiful family.

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  7. Love knowing more about you as I've just started following your blog quite recently. Yep, you do indeed have a beautiful family! And thanks for boosting my Klout status!

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    1. Thank you Veronica, and no problem. :-)

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  8. It's nice to get to know the real person underneath the blogger. You have a lovely family, Freda.

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  9. This is wonderful, Freda. It's nice to get to know you a little bit better. You are just beautiful in many ways.

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  10. I enjoyed meeting the real you. As I read I quickly realized that you're about the same age as my youngest son. Needless to say, I'm quite a bit older than you. I've been to Quebec, but that was as a child. I traveled quite a bit while growing up. I now live in Texas, but I grew up in NJ. I've also lived in Athen, GA, Catania, Sicily, Virginia Beach, VA (my favorite place!), Oklahoma, and Texas.

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  11. Sounds like you have really traveled!!
    My sister-in-law lives in Houston but is visiting us for the next month.
    It was nice meeting you Betty!

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  12. You truly are an amazing woman... You have an awesome family too!

    I am definitely a country girl all the way...
    I love a good book but I am too much of a wimp to read Stephen King...
    And I also learned the hard way that good friends are few and far between.

    I'm glad your letter "F" post featured you.

    Fantastic job!

    A+

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