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Image Spotlight: Deanna Vensland (Sashagirl)
By Nancy Polanski on September 5, 2011

The person you're going to read about this week is bound to become an instant "old friend." We have crossed paths a few times here on Cubits, mostly in the Jigsaw Puzzle forum, and I always thought I'd like to get to know her better. I know you will like her to. She goes by the name Sashagirl.

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Sep 4, 2011 6:48 PM CST
Name: Sharon
One of my favorite Spotlights, one of my favorite people. Thank you, Deanna.

And thank you, Nap for bringing her to the Spotlight.
Sep 4, 2011 6:52 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
She was nervous about tonight, Sharon. She's probably afraid to read it. Hilarious! She'll be here soon enough, I think.
Sep 4, 2011 7:13 PM CST
Name: Sharon
I know. But that's part of why she's so special.
She's humble and modest.
Sep 4, 2011 7:22 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Hey Deanna! I loved getting to read your memories. Group hug
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Sep 5, 2011 12:27 AM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

Same here, Deanna. I especially liked the part about reminded me of a time long ago when I was a little girl, maybe 3 or 4....Mom and Aunt Dorothy had packed all us kids into the car and driven out to a country road and stopped to pick the wild asparagus that grew along the grass area between the pasture fence and the road. The kids were all told to stay near the car and not crawl under the fence...I didn't listen and was unaware that there was a great big bull in that pasture and wouldn't you know it Mom had dressed me in a red and white sun dress. I was about 100 feet into the pasture when Mom and Aunt Dorothy discovered me and the two of them jumped the fence and ran toward me, grabbed me and hurried back to the fence....Aunt Dorothy leaped over the fence, took me and Mom rolled under the fence just in time. The bull had been right behind her. They put me in the car, told me to sit still and gathered up my sister and cousins, put them in the care and took us home....I got time out.

I wasn't scared, heck I was only 3 or 4 but it scared the *&^%%+ out of Mom and my Aunt. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
Sep 5, 2011 2:07 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Deanna, what a lovely and memorable story. Your work ethic is to be commended even if you did have fun while doing it Thumbs up Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I enjoyed reading it and the photo's as well. Your little Sasha girl is just beautiful Lovey dubby

Thank you Nancy for sharing Deanna with us.
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Sep 5, 2011 4:41 AM CST
You ladies are too kind, but thank you for the encouraging comments. *Blush*

I can guarantee you that your mother felt that same panic that I did, when she scooted under that fence! Big Grin

Sasha was our resident inspector when we were building that addition. She can generally be found wherever I am, but was "strictly" a Daddy's Girl, when Roger was alive. She grieved for Roger in such a palpable way. Bless her little kitty heart.

You already "have my number"(know me too well), don't you?! You're right about being leery of even looking at this. Do you ever remember sitting at a scary movie and holding your hands over your face, only to open your fingers just a "crack", to see if the scary scene was over? That's the way I felt about coming over and looking at this. Hilarious!
Sep 5, 2011 4:54 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
But aren't you glad it's over??? Hilarious!

Seriously, like Sharon said, this ranks high on my list of favorites.
Sep 5, 2011 5:14 AM CST
nap wrote:But aren't you glad it's over??? Hilarious!

Yes! Big Grin
Sep 5, 2011 6:13 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
Wonderful Spotlight. Truly delightful. Thank you for agreeing Deanna as your story was so enjoyable and enlightening!!!! I'll stay away from the pastures......
Sep 5, 2011 9:48 AM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

I do love getting acquainted with my Sisters here on cubits through Spotlight and this one is especially memorable.

Bless Sharon and Nap for their dedication and love of this venue.

Its a pleasure getting to know you Deanna.

Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
Sep 5, 2011 12:19 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Thanks, LaVonne, for your appreciation.
Sep 5, 2011 6:57 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
Wonderful story, wonderful lady, wonderful kitty!
Sep 5, 2011 8:28 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
I agree Lovey dubby
Sep 6, 2011 4:28 AM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
Deanna, what a wonderful story! I love your parents. They were so kind and loving, and you never resented having to help out. I think you've described the perfect life.

You are amazing too, with all your enthusiasm and being ready to get involved. I think you are a fantastic person!!
A small town has no secrets except itself
Sep 6, 2011 4:46 AM CST
Renee, Lee Ann, and Sally,

Thank you! I'm so tickled you enjoyed it.

I've never regretted for one minute, growing up on the farm. I am saddened that the economy makes it nearly impossible for young people to break into farming as a business and way of life, start-up costs being too prohibitive.

Sep 6, 2011 11:46 AM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
Another enjoyable spotlight!!!

Sashagirl, I felt like I was transported to your are so good with words.
Sep 9, 2011 7:02 AM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
thanks ever so for another flabby spotlight nap Thumbs up Sashagirl thanks for sharing your memories. I luv how you portray life on your farm as a lesson in fun with slot of hard work Thumbs up

Ps iPod guy won't let me say flabby without the 'l' Glare
Sep 9, 2011 7:57 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
Thanks everso, Dahlia!!

(And also for the "flabby" explanation, so I didn't need to ask. I assume it also won't let you write "a lot" because I saw that on AFP this morning too. Hilarious! )
Sep 9, 2011 8:07 AM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
It won't even let me spell my name and it calls threeg 'thresh' Glare

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