Friday, May 18, 2007


Jason at The Clarity of Night tagged me. Lucky for me he explained what tagging is during the course of his post. Rules for the "Meme of 8":

1. Each player posts eight random facts about themselves.

2. People who are tagged write a blog about their eight facts or habits and post these rules.

3. Choose eight people to tag and at the end list their names.

4. Leave a comment telling them they've been tagged and to read your blog.

Xash things about me:

1. I play the flute and piccolo and started my college career as a flute performance major. My high school music program was tiny and the five hours of college music theory ate my lunch freshman year . . . so now I play for pleasure. On my ridiculously expensive sterling silver french cut flute.

2. Since turning 21, I have lived in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Virgina and South Carolina. In that order. South Carolina was my favorite, but Oklahoma is home.

3. I love Charleston Chews. Since I was a kid. We used to freeze them, then knock them against the table and break them into bite sized pieces. Yum.

4. My upright freezer is full of beef and pork my daddy raised. I won't buy meat in a store.

5. I would rather read than watch television, listen to music or play sports.

6. My first vehicle was a 1977 dual-wheeled, red and white Chevy pick-up truck with trailer lights, a gooseneck hitch, chrome running boards and a chrome cow catcher. It had a bored out 454 in it that my daddy built himself. It was very fast. This is extremely funny if you know me. For those who don't, I'll just say that I now drive a VW Passat (with a stick, thank you very much), make sure I'm never more than five minutes away from a 7-Eleven and I no longer have a herd of cattle in my back yard.

7. When I was about 18 months old I pulled a skillet full of hot oil down my left side. Daddy put me into a sink full of ice and cold water to stop my skin from burning, but you can still see the scars on my left arm and on my left side over my rib cage. It was odd to go through life with a visible scar from an accident you cannot remember.

8. My father's family was started by a Quaker man from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and a full blood Lenni-Lenape (Delaware) woman, whose name was Woo-le-noo-squay (good woman), when they married on a reservation in Kansas. That family's descendants have lived in the same county in Oklahoma since my great-great-great grandmother's tribe was moved from their reservation to Indian Territory and we still own the land granted to Woo-le-noo-squay.

It's funny what comes to mind when you think about what makes you who you are.

There are a few people I'd love to know eight things about (or more) that I probably don't know well enough to tag. This being what it is, feel free to respond or not, depending on your mood. I tag wifey, Dianne, and Aminah.


jason evans said...

Great list Kaycie! We live very close to Bucks County, and I'm fascinated by the Lenni-Lenape. Our cabin is by Chohockton (sp?), which is modern day Hancock, New York. I've read that the word means, the wedding of the waters. I have no doubt that the Lenni-Lenape often walked the same ground I do up there.

aminah said...

Kaycie, thanks for your email...I am going to try my darnest to come up with a few random facts about'll need to give me some questions to get me going!!!

Kim said...

What a coincidence that you are so close to Bucks County. We have been in Oklahoma now for many generations but it would be fascinating to see where my ancestors lived. I am quite fascinated by the Lenni-Lenape, too. There are no native speakers of the language left, and I have been thinking I should learn to speak it to help keep it alive.