Is it possible to make a difference in the world? I believe so. One way is through trust in sharing each other’s stories. That’s what I hope to give in writing these kitchen-table stories.
Throughout my life I’ve experienced interesting situations and met some unique people like most of you, I’m sure. I’m interested in connecting with you through sharing stories, insights and lessons learned.
People always seem more comfortable wherever food and drinks are being served either in the kitchen or on the patio. It’s where we’re most relaxed to catch up on the latest with family, friends and open to conversation with new people.
I’ve always believed, if we could find common ground and talk, anything is possible and, if there are problems with one another or life issues, most of them could be resolved.
It is my hope that you’ll pull up a chair and join me at my kitchen table, “Plain Talk and Ordinary Wisdom”, kick back and relax reading these stories. Maybe, they will warm your heart and take you to a similar place — similar memory — or trigger a feeling.
You can also find me at:
- Facebook Page: Plain Talk and Ordinary Wisdom
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/pcrupp1928
- Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/pat-ruppel/0/834/6b7
What you may not know about me . . .
In March, 2015, I was tagged by one of my fellow bloggers, Sherri Matthews at “A View from my Summer House” to tell 5 secrets about myself and pass it along by tagging 5 other fellow bloggers. So, while my site is award free and I may not have as many interesting things to note as Sherri, I’ll give you my best shot and add them here on my About Page:
- This year, 2015, hubby and I will be celebrating 49 years of marriage. I’m humbled and proud of that having experienced many highs and lows. I treasure the journey.
- I live at an elevation of 8,500’ above sea level in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. We’ve lived here for over 35 years. That’s another story I wrote about on how we first came to Denver from back East.
- I have never traveled much in the States nor abroad and I’ve never been on a cruise ship. I love to hear when others travel and can picture the beautiful places and energies they hold. I have a few places on my bucket list I’d like to visit some day — Scotland to explore family history, Lourdes, France for the candlelight procession and British Columbia, Canada, for the tulips.
- My grandmother had an uncle with a peg leg and a monkey. In checking this out with family, the only information I could come up with is that this relative was probably a panhandler that worked in a circus at one time. I wish I knew more as he sure impressed my childhood memories filling my head with all sorts of vivid imaginings.
- I’ve had no formal training in writing or the internet ― I’ve just jumped in learning as I go. I hope you will take a tour and read some of my stories. In what I may lack in technical skills, I hope I will make up in what you read by touching your heart and taking you to a familiar place you call your own.
There you have it. I’ve enjoyed sharing a little more of who I am with you. I hope you’ll come back and read, sit at my kitchen table and tell us one of your stories. So, with that, I will tag 5 of my all-time favorite fellow bloggers that I enjoy and have similar interests with. I hope you enjoy them as well:
“A Selection of Reflections” by Diana Jackson — I enjoy when she takes me along and talks about her roots in the UK and Scotland.
“Finding Our Way Now” by Susan Cooper — I love sharing stories with her and she never ceases to amaze me in her artistic as well as culinary skills. Whenever one of her new stories pop up, I have to check it out.
“Italian Living 1” by Shauna MacDonald — She is now taking on a personal challenge by walking on The Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. This fascinates me and I admire her for her grit and courage.
“Harvesting Hecate” by Andrea Stephenson — her writing expresses a lot with how I feel about life and nature. Her words touch something in me on the inside and warms my heart.
“Ghost Talk Blog” by Beverly Young — because we have a lot in common with spirituality and the paranormal. In case you haven’t seen any yet, there are some ghost stories I’ve written over here and Bev has helped me with some questions I’ve had with my own interesting encounters.
Thank you for stopping by.
Pat from her ol’ kitchen table