Good Night John Boy

When “The Waltons” TV series came out I wanted to go live on Walton’s Mountain with them and say, “Good night, John Boy”.

Breath on Paper is taking the next two weeks to share 30 Things About Me…. things that you may or may not know about us.  We are uniquely and wonderfully made by a God who loves variety.  You will get a glimpse of our personalities in this peek behind the curtains of Breath. Enjoy!
Are there any on the list that you can relate to?  Let us know in the comments below.

30 Things about Cheryl Crawford - - Photo of Shine Springs Farm by Sheree Martin

Cheryl – 30 Things About Me

  1. My favorite Bible verse is Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”.
  2. I was born in California.
  3. Most weeks you will find me sitting around a table playing cards with friends.
  4. I always have a jigsaw puzzle going, and I am especially fond of Charles Wysocki puzzles.
  5. I do a lot of dog sitting, and there are two dog breeds that are a joy to keep, the French Bulldog and the Pug. They love people, so missing their owners while they’re away is not a problem for them. They always make me laugh and their snoring puts me to sleep.
  6. If I could only pick two fiction authors to read, I would choose Terri Blackstock and Robert Whitlow.
  7. This is my favorite number.
  8. My happy place is walking on the beach at sunrise and sunset.
  9. I prefer live theatre plays and musicals over on-screen films or TV shows.
  10. I am the youngest of three siblings. No one has ever made me laugh more than my sister and brother.
  11. There are no words in the English language to describe how much I hate cancer.
  12. If you send me a card or letter in the mail, I will keep it forever. There is just something so endearing to my heart when someone takes the time to pick out a card or write a letter especially for me.
  13. When “The Waltons” TV series came out, I wanted to go live on Walton’s Mountain with them and say, “Good night, John Boy”.
  14. It took me five months to find a job when I came to Alabama at the age of 17. I did not have a car so was limited to the bus line or walking distance from where I lived. I interviewed for a PBX Operator position at a car dealership and did not get the job. I really wanted the job, so once a week I would walk to the Zippy Mart to use the pay phone and call the office manager to ask if a position was open. After three months my perseverance paid off when I called and was told to come in for the PBX Operator position because the other person they hired didn’t work out.
  15. My first car was a 1971 Chevy Nova that came from the car dealership I worked at. It looked awful with it’s blue flat paint and peeling vinyl top, but it ran great.
  16. When I was a girl, I dreamed of being a farmer’s wife and having seven sons.
  17. My fondest memories of my grandparents were the times we set out in the station wagon with the silver Airstream trailer in tow heading to the mountains for a great time of camping and fishing.
  18. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
  19. There were three things I wanted to be when I grew up:  A concert pianist because I loved music played on the piano. A veterinarian because I loved animals. An accountant because I loved to watch my mother as her fingers flew over the keys of a calculator, stopping to enter numbers in a ledger or tax return. When I took my first bookkeeping class in high school, I narrowed it down to one thing, an accountant for the love of numbers.
  20. When the friends I came to Alabama with moved out of state, I had to find another place to live. On moving day everything I owned fit in my car in one trip.
  21. It took me eight years to get my accounting degree going to school at night and working full-time.
  22. I did not have a telephone for seven years.
  23. My favorite food is homemade spaghetti and meatballs, the kind that takes all day to make.
  24. I am a chocoholic.
  25. I love big puffy white clouds set across a deep blue sky.
  26. If I was rich, I would have a chef, also fresh flowers in every room of my house everyday.
  27. When I moved to Alabama, I experienced foods that I never had before, like hushpuppies, collard and turnip greens, grits, cornbread, and tomato gravy. I love the food in Alabama as much as the football.
  28. If I could have one dream come true, it would be to have a farm with acres and acres of land and a great big family to share it with.
  29. I enjoy planting seeds in the dirt and watching them grow.
  30. The best gift is not what someone gives me, it’s the time I get to spend with them.

Cheryl Crawford is a daughter of the Most High King, saved by grace. Her degree and field of work are in accounting, but would trade it all to farm if she could. She enjoys reading, writing, gardening, SEC football, and playing cards with friends. Cheryl is a natural organizer with a heart that loves to serve. You can read more about Cheryl on her BoP bio.

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