And so, since it is Three on Thursday, I thought it might be fun to state three things about me and let you decide which one is not true at all.
1. I first learned to knit when I was home with a bad bout of bronchitis in 5th grade. The lady across the street came over with yarn and needles. She cast on, showed me the knit stitch, and a week or so later, I had a very long, very wonky, red "scarf" ready to bind off. However, a few days prior to that, the woman's house burnt down when her clothes dryer stopped tumbling, and as a result, caught fire. I never saw the woman again, nor did I know how to bind off. (The woman and her family were not at home when the fire happened, so they were all fine, btw.)
2. One of my neighborhood friends in elementary school was a girl whose father was a locally well-known mobster, and was regulary having people killed for one reason or another. He was, however, fond of his children, so he was always buying tickets for them and their friends to go to all kinds of cool events. As an adult, I asked my mother if this used to worry her, and she said, no because he had more bodyguards "than God," so she figured I was actually safer than I was normally.
3. I am the child of a couple who were failed religious. My mother left the convent and my father left the priesthood to get married. This was at at time when it was quite scandalous. (Well, except to them, I guess.) It was never a big deal to us, but other people were always shocked when they would find this out.
Hm. Which one of these is not true? Feel free to take a guess, and I'll let you the answer know soon. :-)