Personal – asked to say five things no one knows about me

Tuesday, June 20, 2006
 Kelly challenged me to list five things no one knows about me. I am not going to tag anyone, but if you feel so challenged to list five things about yourself it could be fun. Here are mine.1. I love old RKO movies, have since I was a child. Every Saturday afternoon I would find myself glued to the TV – and it was all black and white movies. I still find black and white movies fun. Give me a good Fred Astaire movie, or the Thin Man, or Charlie Chan, etc. and I am thrilled.

2. When I lived in Chicago I was a member of the Society of Creative Anachronism, a group of people who studied Medieval History, dressing up in the costumes (no zippers, they had to be accurately made), and they would have wonderful feasts of medieval food. I belonged to the Dark Horde – the Mongol group of people headed by Yang the Nauseating – he used to be a chief accountant for a big company, and was also a science fiction author. We had fun, and used to go in costume to watch Samurai flicks, and then go and eat out at a Japanese restaurant in costume. Loved watching the looks on people’s faces. The people in the SCA were so involved that some made chain mail from scratch. That stuff is heavy and one of my fondest memories is when there was a local Chicago event, and a friend of ours brought his suit of mail, but had to go by the office first. He could not carry it, so he wore his suit of armor on the Elevated Train during rush hour carrying his briefcase. People were looking out the windows, looking at each other, reading – anything but looking at the one in the suit of armor.

3. Ever since I used to read Trixie Belden mysteries, I wanted to live in a house with a secret room. I used to feel the walls of my childhood home looking for a room to hide in. Never found one, but if I could ever build a house, I sure would put a secret room in it.

4. On Long Island I lived in a house that had a hidey hole (secret room) behind the sink for the Underground Railroad. On the floor near the front door were faint symbols that showed that this was a safe house. the house was so old that the basement had a tree trunk as part of the support for the upstairs floor.

5. I belonged to the Man From U.N.C.L.E fan club. That was my ultimate TV show when I was a teen. I thought David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin was awesome. Still like him.


About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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