I spent less than five minutes of deliberate thought when choosing Natasha’s Memory Garden as the name for this blog.
A few years ago, I assumed the nickname Natasha after a friend made a silly joke about my presumed connection with the KGB as well as my enjoyment of a cartoon series featuring two KGB spies, a moose and a squirrel. (No, I have never been affiliated with the KGB.)
I never had a garden until I met Stephen. He wouldn’t let me touch his rose garden until I proved to him that I wasn’t afflicted with my family’s hereditary “brown thumb.” I created a rose garden in front of my house in memory of Richard and Stephen. Stephen would have been proud of my rose garden. I believe Richard would also have been impressed by it.
Natasha’s Memory Garden has been a venue for me to write about serious and personal issues such as unemployment, health care, cancer and death and sentimental themes such as love and remembrance. I would like the blog be more about what I’m feeling at any particular moment, hence my recent posting of Laurel and Hardy videos as well as light posts about everyday things such as Bed Bath and Beyond coupons and my adorable cats. My cats love posing for the camera. They don’t care about anonymity.
Let’s not forget the rose garden. I enjoy showing photos of my roses from time to time.
The Twenty Ten theme seemed to be the most appropriate presentation style for Natasha’s Memory Garden and the font size is easily readable. Note that the Frauds and Scams blog has the Fusion theme that is more appropriate to the subject matter of that blog.
The theme of Natasha’s Memory Garden is evolving as I share snippets of myself and my personality in my blog. The About page could be better developed and will change as time goes on. I periodically review my blog posts from the standpoint of the reader who does not know Natasha/me. I surprise myself when I read what I have shared in my blog. But my personality is much too complicated to be explained in individual blog postings as I share with the reader only what I want the reader to know about me. And only in small portions. Some discretion is necessary since not everything needs to be shared with the world. The reader will never know everything there is to know about me just as my friends and family will only know what I choose to show them in real life.
What I show them will always be the truth.