Friday, January 2, 2009

I'm a Talker

You may think that because I occasionally take a time out that I am a person of few words. Just the opposite is true. If a story can be told in 10 words, I will tell it in 50. It has always been so.

I can start to tell a story about my brother's first date and end up telling you the names of everyone he ever dated, where they went to school and who they eventually married. Ask me how the weather is here in Newburgh and I will tell you what the weather was like on this date a year ago, if we are above or below average in precipitation and what tomorrow's forecast is likely to be.

My mother told me that I was born talking and it appears I haven't stopped. Being a talker comes naturally, though, as my mother suffered from the same malady. I have been known to say she could beat a subject to death with words. Alas, I have inherited that trait.

Being a talker does not come without consequences. My family rolls their eyes after a five minute marathon of talk, they get glazed looks on their faces and then come the sighs of impatience.

That's why I started this blog, you know. I figure there are so many words stuffed down inside me and this is the best way to get some of them out. If I talk/write too much, though, please don't roll your eyes, get a glazed look on your face or sigh. There's a whole more to be said.


John Spencer said...

I don't roll my eyes or get the glazed look. I simply have small strokes during your marathon run of words...and here I thought you were the quiet shushing librarian type. LOL! Shypoke

Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG said...

Thanks, John, for your heart-warming comments.

Tri-State Genealogical Society said...

As a person of few words, comments, opinions, thoughts, ideas, beliefs, messages, communication, etc., etc. so forth and so on, I do not see you as a big talker or all that wordy, as a matter of fact, to me at least, you seem to be very quiet and reserved; however, on the other hand, most of your articles are exceptionally well written, demonstrating your ability to use words, ideas, phrases, etc. to make some profound messages that are read and enjoyed by many of us who seem to have little to say, like me. See, I can say what I need to say in only one well, two sentences - counting this one. John G. West

Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG said...

Are we related, John? You seem to have been blessed with the same gift as I!