Monday, August 18, 2008
4000 Questions: Question #1: Where did you grow up?
I have recently purchased a book called 4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone by Barbara Ann Kipfer. Someone on YouTube mentioned this book & I thought it sounded really cool so I looked it up on Amazon & decided to get it. I love this book. There are so many great questions. I got it at first thinking it might help with "ice breakers" in church small groups but now I've decided to use it more for myself.
I am going to try to do one question a day but I'm not great at consistency or commitments so I'm going to try for it but not beat myself up if I miss a day or two or seven or more. I will post every question & try to answer them but some of them are way too private or personal for me to discuss here but I will still post the question. Ok, so here it goes...
Question #1: Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Texas in a small town (hardly even a town more like a community) called Malta. It is located about 7 miles between two towns, New Boston & DeKalb. Malta is so small that we had a New Boston address & a DeKalb phone number. Texarkana (a twin city, shared with Texas & Arkansas) is about a 30 min drive. That is where the closest mall, movie theater, & pretty much anything else is located. Growing up in Bowie County, I was allowed "in state" tuition to Arkansas colleges.
Malta is a country community. Until I was a senior in high school, we lived down a dirt road. My parents still live there, the road commissioner just decided to pave the road that year, or did everyone on the road decide to pitch in & pay for it, I can't really remember.
I went to Malta school in kindergarten, moved to New Boston Elem (aka Crestview, although there is no crest & no view) for about 6 weeks of my 1st grade year then back to Malta, moved to Simms Elem. (aka James Bowie Elem.) in 5th grade, then went to high school at New Boston HS.
I don't really know what else to say. I'm sure this will get much more interesting & more comfortable as I go along so keep coming back. If any of you would like to answer these questions too, feel free.