My favorite thing to do is to spend time with family and friends, especially my two grandsons. Cooking, collecting recipe books and tried and true recipes from family and friends, and all the wonderful cooks here at food.com, is what I enjoy too. My favorite sayings are: Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, and Today is a gift; that is why it is called the 'present'. and Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live for today. My favorite poem is: Common Things The things I prize of greatest worth, Are just the common things of earth; the rain, the sun, the grass, the trees; The flowers, the birds, the glorious breeze; Clouds that pass, and stars that shine, Mountains, valleys, all are mine; Rivers broad, and open sea Are riches none can take from me. Our God is here on every hand, Upon the sea, upon the land! And day by day my thanks I give That with these common things I live. ....Praying Hands My pet peeve is people who spit gum on the sidewalk even if there is a trash bin a few feet away!! I have stepped in 'fresh' gum a couple of times!!