Who I’am – #MyFirstPostRevisited


Who I’am#MyFirstPostRevisited

My friend Spearfruit was tagged by Tikeetha A Thomas Point of View to participate in the “My First Post Revisited Challenge.”

This challenge was started by blogger Sarah Brentyn over at Lemon Shark.

I was not nominated but that does not matter, I feel it is the time now for me to do this post, as I’m having problems to continue daily to write a new post, ( I now have 872  followers) my apologies to Spearfruit.

Here are the rules for this challenge –

No cheating. (It must be your first post. Not your second post, not one you love…first post only.)

Link back to the person who tagged you

Other rules –

Cut and paste your old post into a new post or reblog your own bad self. (Either way is fine but NO editing.)

Put the hashtag #MyFirstPostRevisited in your title.

Tag…um…five (5) other bloggers to take up this challenge.

Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog (don’t just hope they notice a pingback somewhere in their spam).

Feel free to cut and paste the badge to use in your post.

Include “the rules” in your post.

My First Post Revisited –  Who I’m I


My name is Elsie Hagley.

Birthname – Olson.

Elsie Hagley
Elsie Hagley – Author of Ramblings of a Writer

Born 10 September 1940, at the Avon Maternity Hospital, Stratford, Taranaki NZ.

The doctor that delivered me was “Doctor Doris Gordon”, Author of “Back Blocks Baby Doctor”.

Have lived in Taranaki New Zealand 70 years.

I have one brother,

I had three sisters.

One of my sisters died in 2006 of Multiple Sclerosis

My Parents both past away in the 1970’s

I got engaged to my husband, after knowing him for six weeks.

I married aged 19 in 1959, at St Peters Vicarage, Palmerston North NZ.

My husband’s name is John Hagley

In eight years I gave birth to two daughters and three sons.

My youngest son Rodney was born in the same hospital as I was.

He was delivered by Doctor Ross Gordon in 1969 – One of Doctor Doris Gordon’s Sons.

All my children are still alive.

Played netball at school (but in the 1950’s it was called basketball).

Softball in school sports.

My favorite school subject was nature studies.

I never had a bike as a child, but I broke my arm falling off someone else’s bike.

I left school the day I turned 15, my parents had a wage earning job for me the day I left school.

My favorite flower is the red rose, but I love orchids.

I don’t like chocolate.

I’m addicted to cheese and banana sandwiches!

I don’t like spicy foods in my old age.

Prefer tea to coffee.

But I like a glass of water even more.

I like trying new foods.

I have a good all round weight about 50 kgs or 112 lbs, height 5ft 2 ins.

I am a happy person, most of the time.

I am not a TV addict.

I do enjoy reading a good book.

Like country-western music.

Enjoy watching sports, especially rugby and netball.

Would rather be alone with a good book than booze and party.

I enjoy a glass of red wine with my tea in the evening.

I love gardening

Was a grandmother when I was 38, a great grandmother when I was 64 years old.

I wanted to learn to play the piano but never did.

I can knit, crochet, tat and embroider.

Used to collect miniature ornaments.

I went out to work for 30 years during my marriage in the Ragtrade.

My husband and I had a dairy farm milking cows for 48 years, now we own a beef farm, fifteen years now, and still work it.

I love working with farm animals, and I am good at it.

I broke my leg nearly five years ago, now have a plate in the ankle.

Don’t like wet weather!
Love the summer free days and lot’s of laughter.

May 2015 I found out I had ACC cancer, had half my top lip removed, fingers crossed still.

I can spend hours on my computer as I love writing

I have never made much money on the internet, but I keep trying.

I am proud to be Elsie Hagley, a wife, mother, grandparent, great grandmother.

In Conclusion

Hope you enjoyed my ramblings, and you were able to learn a little bit “About Me”, Elsie Hagley.

I won’t nominate anyone to participate in this challenge

19 thoughts on “Who I’am – #MyFirstPostRevisited

  1. Elsie! What a lovely name. I also like kiwinana, so I’ll keep going with that name. I really love that you decided to take up this challenge for yourself of reblogging your first post. And that first post – it covers so much ground but at the same time has a lovely minimalism. I’m so amazed at such a well-lived life. Thank you – great idea!

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    • Thanks for visiting, yes we have some unusual tastes, must try peanut butter and cheese, I think cheese goes with most things, it all depends on what kind of cheese you are eating.
      I got quite a surprise when I when back and read my first post on my blog, never realized I had written so many things about myself, it was all good, though.
      Hope you are having a nice quiet weekend.

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      • Yes, it was extremely well written, and so full of info; all good, as you say.

        Weekends, now, for us, Elsie, are quite busy. We are back to dancing again, which is absolutely marvelous! We always go to a social on Sunday afternoon, and we’ve started to go to a Saturday night dance every now and then. Put that together with all the usual weekend things we do, our weekends are becoming the fun they used to be. 🙂

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      • So pleased to hear that your life has got back to where you were before you got sick.
        Amazing, do you still have problems with your blood pressure?
        Happy days to you both, it looks like by your photo that you are both good at dancing, enjoy.

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