Friday, February 3, 2023

A Few of My Favorite Things

I’m always bad when someone asks what is my favorite something. “I have a lot of favorites,” I complain. But as I was thinking about it recently, I came up with a few favorites.


Book: To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee. I read this book again not too long ago, to make sure it was still my favorite. It is. Still brings tears to my eyes.


There’s so much I can learn about writing from Harper Lee, and I want to be as good a story-teller as Scout Finch.


Food: Hamburger with all the fixings.


Song: “He Is,” by Aaron Jeoffrey.


Movie: The Sound of Music—“These are a few of my favorite things…”


Flower: daisies. Especially tiny wild ones.


Color: orange. I met a lady this week who said her favorite color is orange too. “It’s a happy color.”


I don’t watch much TV anymore, but I have a couple favorite shows I love watching reruns of: “West Wing” and “MASH.”


Book of the Bible: The Gospel of John. When I was in college, I was having trouble believing in God, and a minister suggested I read the book of John. Many years later, this book still touches me.


John 20:30-31: Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.


Dessert: Chocolate anything. ’Cept maybe chocolate-covered bacon. Mmm, well, I guess I’d be willing to try that.


When my kids ask me, I always say I have five favorite kids—my favorite Ping-Hwei, my favorite Sarah… 


  1. I LOVE this post!! & I applaud all your favorites!! "He is" touches my soul everytime!!! Luke is my favorite Bible book because we both look at things from a medical POV. Chocolate anything - yep!! I only have four favorite children, but they're my favorites!! And Gerber daisies, tons of them, all colors - favorites for sure!! God bless this, our favorite day!!! (Erma)

    1. Erma, good idea. Let's make each new day our favorite.:)

  2. Well done, Kathy! The play "To Kill a Mockingbird" ,with Richard Thomas as Atticus Finch, is getting rave revues. I heard it will be playing soon in St Louis and coming to Sarasota, FL in April. I'm not sure if I want to drive that far to see it.
    Love your favorite kids line!

    1. I would love to see the play with Richard Thomas. My husband and I saw him in "Twelve Angry Men" a number of years ago.

  3. Sharon K Connell here. Too many favorites to even start listing. This is what happens when you live as long as I have. LOL I'm with you, Kathy. Hurry up spring. :)

  4. Kathy Cretsinger here. It's amazing what we learn in blogs. I like orange when it's on the University of Tennessee players. I don't look good in orange. When we moved to Kentucky, a friend told us we could keep our orange blood. No Kentucky blue for us. Good post. Have a blessed weekend.

  5. Hi Kathy. Patti Shene here. Love your post.Here's a few of my favs:

    Book: Tell No Man by Adela Rogers St Johns. Haven't read it in years, but it's still sitting on my bookshelf, waiting patiently for another read.

    Food: Too many to name, but good seafood is at the top of my list.

    Song: “Majesty" one of many

    Movie: The Sound of Music— I agree with this one, but the original "Airport" is an all time favorite of mine.

    Book of the Bible: James

    Dessert: Chocolate anything. (100% agree!!!)

    One favorite son, one favorite daughter, and one favorite grandchild (granddaughter)

    This was fun! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Awww, thank you, favorite husband.:)