My name is Dianna Keen. I began writing my blog “These Days Of Mine” in September, 2010. At first, I blogged every day, but now I take the weekends “off”.
I’m a born and bred Virginian, with deep roots in the southeastern part of the state. My maternal grandmother’s family has been traced to 1607 Jamestown. I’ve never lived more than 30 miles from my home town of Bacon’s Castle, located just southwest of Jamestown, across the James River.
I’m married to Motor Man, builder of high performance engines (race cars, race boats, classic cars), and I have one son, Marshall. My life and my blog revolve around those two, as well as the two kitties, Sundae and Gypsy, who adopted Motor Man and me.
Other than blogging, my hobbies are rubber stamping (I make all my greeting cards), photography, and antiquing. Motor Man and I also enjoy riding the beaches of Corolla, NC to see the wild horses that call that area home. Last year, I entered three of my photos in the Corolla Wild Horse Fund Calendar Contest, and was honored to have this one chosen for the 2015 calendar.
Thanks, Jill, for featuring me on your blog today!
Here are the questions I chose to answer:
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
I would meet my Dad. He died when I was only eight months old, so I have no memory of him. My mom and other family members always told me what a quiet, kind person he was. As a Christian, I know that I will meet him one day.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Dance. I love to watch people dance (the jitterbug, ballroom dancing, etc., none of this modern “stuff” that’s passed off as dancing). Yes, I know I could take dance lessons, but I’m much too self-conscious to ever dance –even when I’m alone.
What do you miss most about being a kid?
Time passing so slowly. As a child in school, the two-week Christmas vacation stretched out forever. And summer break: indefinite! Now, the days just zip by so quickly.
If you could visit any place in the entire world, where would it be?
Great Britain. The genealogy on my dad’s side of the family was traced to Glasgow, Scotland, and my mom’s side to England. Now, I just have to get up the courage to fly across the ocean!
What do you think the greatest invention has been?
The internet, hands down. Not only is information on anything available to you in a matter of seconds, communication with anyone in the world is so easy. Without the internet, we wouldn’t have all our wonderful blogging friends!
Thanks for taking the spotlight, Dianna! Stay tuned next week for Eric Baker.