A Cindy Interview - Part 1

July 08, 2014

I spent some time with my mom yesterday at her home. I told her I was going to do a fun easy interview. I asked her some questions and as I asked her questions, she answered them, and memories would come pouring back to her. 

Here is some of our interview:

I asked her what her favorite color is. She had a hard time with that wide of a question so I had to break it down and ask her what her favorite color to wear is. She told me her favorite color to wear is PINK. She looked at her clothes and said "but I'm not wearing it today."

I asked her what her favorite color in flowers are. She replied that she loves red roses.

I asked her what her favorite flowers are - she said LILIES. I asked her if she likes sunflowers (she said "sunflowers are fun, I don't have them here".) She went on to tell me a story about how Linda Potter brought her a bouquet of lilies at our home on Island Way after she returned home from being in the hospital. She said the bouquet was pretty and it meant a lot to her.

I asked her what is the nicest story she could think of Linda, her sister - Her reply Linda gives me birthday presents and stuff. I asked my mom "how about helping you go to Hawaii?". She agreed with that and went on about stories of Hawaii. 

I asked my mom what is the nicest story she could think of Jean - Jean helped save my life. She had told me the story earlier in the interview about her being in the hospital to get her gallbladder removed when she went into code blue. Jean also asked President Faust to give her a blessing. This experience meant a lot to her. She definitely said Jean saved my life and nodded her head about it.

I asked her what her favorite food was. She kept thinking. I then told her if she was on a stranded island and could only eat one food for a year... what would it be? She told me they don't have food on a stranded island. She then told me that she would pick LASAGNA or corndogs. I told her we would take a microwave for her. She said or else she would have to put it out in the sun to cook. She thought that sounded gross to do.

I asked my mom the nicest story she could think of me and her reply was "you take me places and clean my house".

I asked my mom the nicest story about Jon. She was thinking so I said "is he nice?" she said "yes". I said "does he have a nice family?" She said "yes". I said "does he have cute kids?" She said "yes". Then she said "Jon was good in jr. high." I asked her "in what way?" She said "with his grades."

I asked my mom about Nate next and she remembered the story of her and my dad driving to Oregon to pick up Nate and me because Nate's car broke down up there. We went to see big trees in California she said. I told her we saw the Oregon coast too. We then talked more about this adventure. It was fun of her to remember this event in her life.

That was the end of the interview. She looked out the window a lot and it was hard to keep her focused, but it was a lot of fun to interview her.  I plan to do it again in the future, to see what new answers, I can get out of her.

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  1. I loved reading about the interview...it shows what is in her mind. It is interesting what events make a difference and what we remember. I can't wait for another interview! ~


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