Friendly Fill-Ins Week 95 /Dr. Seuss Day

Hi everyone! Happy Dr. Seuss Day! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins, be sure to add your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.

1. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is _________________.
2. The most interesting person I have ever met is ______________.
3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss, my favourite book as a child was                       .

4. Lately, I have been working on                          .

My answers:

1. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is The Cat in the Hat. ( I am sure you all could have guessed that).

2. The most interesting person that I have ever met is my husband’s father, he was an inventor of hydraulic construction equipment with several patents.In addition, he was an avid gardener and a great cribbage player. I wish I had more time with him, he passed away in 1999 at the age of 91.

3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss,my favorite book as a child was Dolly Madison’s Surprise. It was my mom’s book as a child and I still have it.

4. Lately, I have been working on crochet projects for the A-Z Challenge in April.

We are joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus and The Dr. Seuss Hop hosted by Dory’s Backyard.




  1. Well, I am not surprised by your two book choices. You and your mon are close, so it is wonderful that you have her book! Your father-in-law sounds like my brother-in-law: smart, industrious, and creative. We miss him. Your A-Z sounds fun! I need to get mine going! HUGS!

  2. Love cribbage…used to play with my dad, and now Tom and I play. Never read Seuss books as a kid. Seems unimaginable doesn’t it? What will you be reading today. We are currently reading Bionic Basil. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

    1. My hubby and I love it too, but we haven’t played since Phoebe left us because she used to love to play with us.XO

  3. Not familiar with “Dolly Madison’s Surprise” but how wonderful that you still have it! Seuss has always been a favorite of my Mom’s – the FUN of the books was what she remembers most. It’s nice that your most interesting person to meet was your husband’s Dad – I’m sure he was a very smart man to have invented something so important like he did. We hope all of you stay safe from this BIG Nor-easter storm!

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom too

  4. Great answers…I had a hard time with them this week. I guess I just wasn’t thinking. Hope you have a great weekend.

  5. It’s great when you can name a family member almost interesting person. Without thinking too much, my father is at the top of my list.

  6. We loved your answers to the questions. Also, your husbands father sounds like he was quite a guy. Happy Dr. Seuss day to all of you.

  7. Love your answers. How special that you have a book from your mother’s childhood! You husband’s father sounds like quite an interesting person. 🙂

  8. Wow, didn’t know that about your husband’s dad. Well we finally got pictures done for this day of GRAMMIE’s DR SEUSS HAT. We posted the pix of you patiently putting the hat on Peaches (who wore it briefly) and Paprika who flatly refused. We linked back to you. Happy Seuss Day to you and the gang!

  9. Sad to say, I never met my father-in-law. But thank heaven we still have my dad, who my husband adores and vice versa. Great fill-ins! Be well, my dear.

    1. That is sad, but it is good that you still have your dad and your hubby gets along with him.

  10. The Cat in a Hat is a favourite! I used to read those fun Dr. Seuss books to my kids, too. Your father-in-law sounds like a gem. If only we could have more time with the people we love.

  11. Good Morning Ellen and Cat Crew! I missed you all… We have internet! I kinda did Fill-ins at Teddy’s blog this morning. I am hoping to do them next week at my own blog. How nice and “interesting” for your #2! Yay for crocheting! Hello and scritches to Emmy and Joanie up there! Hugs!

    1. Welcome back! I missed you too. I will go over to Teddy’s to read your answers 🙂 XO

  12. I kind of knew that was going to be your favorite Dr. Seuss book. As it should be.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday. Scritches to all the kitties and my very best to your mom. ♥

  13. I’m with you on #1! Your father-in-law sounds like he was such an intelligent, remarkable man. And thank you for giving me motivation to work on the A to Z challenge as well!

  14. I think “The Cat in the Hat” was the intro to Dr. Seuss for many of us, and how we grew to love him and his wonderful characters and rhymes. I have so many passages from his books memorized from reading them over and over to my son!

    Your father-in-law sounds very talented, and people with great minds are always fascinating! I bet he kept you on your toes playing Cribbage!

    How wonderful that you have a book from your mother’s childhood, what a treasure. I now find myself wondering if my mother had storybooks as a child, they were so very poor when she was growing up. Once our parents have passed we realize how much we really don’t know about them and their lives.

    I love your theme for the A-Z, and although I do not plan to participate this year, I will most definitely be coming around to check out your creations! 🙂 Have a lovely weekend, and keep warm! It won’t be long until Spring now! XO

    1. Thank you. I am sorry you won’t be joining inthe a-z this year. XO

  15. Yep, I guessed correctly for #1 🙂
    Your husband’s father sounds like he was a very bright and fascinating person!

  16. Your father-in-law sounds like he a terrific person and it is great that you still have your mom’s book.

    I also loved, “The Cat In The Hat.” I think I loved all of the action in that story and The Cat, Thing One and Thing Two were so mischievous.

    My favorite book besides Dr. Seuss, was “Charlotte’s Web.”

    Lately I’ve been working on: A children’s book which is written in rhyme, but in a different style than Dr. Seuss and it’s written for younger children. Children between the ages of two and four. When I started the manuscript, I just began to write in rhythm…because I was thinking of my audience. I didn’t plan it that way, it just got away with me. 🙂

    By the way, I love your photos, they’re great! It’s fun to visit you and Mc Guffy’s Reader! Have a fantastic day and thanks for a great post. 🙂

    1. Thank you for your answers, I enjoyed them. I like Charlotte’s Web too. I look forward to your children’s book. Have a nice weekend!

  17. The grandbipeds love all the Dr. Seuss books, and Mom does too. Having those old books from years and years ago is wonderful.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  18. Few authors are as fun to read as Dr. Seuss! I still enjoy reading his work – though not out-loud … my tongue just doesn’t work right – with sometimes funny results.

  19. Your father-in-law sounds like he was quite a character! Must have rubbed on on his son, otherwise you wouldn’t have looked at him twice!

  20. I think it is totally awesome that you have a book that was a special part of your mama’s childhood. 🙂

    I look forward to seeing your A-Z projects. I haven’t even had a chance to think about a theme with so much going chaotic around here, so I probably won’t be in on the challenge this year. We’ll see how that goes.

    Your father-in-law sounds like he was an awesome guy. I wish that you could have had more time with him, too. Both of us were robbed of our FIL’s way too soon.

    Have a blessed weekend. 🙂

    1. You do have a lot going on so I can see why you will skip this year’s challenge. I hope you have a blessed weekend too. XO

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  22. I loved Dr. Seuss books (among many orhers) when I was a child. How neat that you have a favorite childhood book and that it was also your mom’s. It’s a shame you didn’t know your father-in-law long, but you were blessed to have him.

    1. Thank you. I usually toss everything so it is amazing that I kept it 🙂

  23. I honestly don’t remember a lot of my childhood books, though I do remember Peter Rabbit being a favorite.

  24. i want to see if i can find that Dolly Madison book! I often get a piece of pink cake called Dolly Madison at my local bakery and I wonder if the cake was named after the book!

  25. We knew, The cat in the hat, would be your favourite! The title alone is enough to put a smile on any cat lover’s face 🙂

    Your father-in-law sounds like an accomplished man who was fortunate enough to also live a long life 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

  26. I remember being fascinated by all of them but Cat in the Hat and The Grinch were my favs. My Aunt Flossie was always my fav person and very interesting as was my dad but I think most people are capable of being interesting, one reason I like to tease it out of them with photography. The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe was an incredibly popular book in grade school and after. I’ve been working on taxes and refunds and going nuts doing it. Been waiting since the end of January for a form from the DOD and found out just today they had the wrong address, Arrrgghhh.

    1. Thank you for your answers, I enjoyed them. Those are my 2 favorite Dr. Seuss books too 🙂 That stinks about the wrong address. Have a nice weekend!

  27. Someone is looking mighty adorable there with the book. *smooch*

  28. We picked the same book! I suppose I should have picked Mulberry Street cos Gramma lived there as a child. Happy Dr. Seuss Day!

  29. 1. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is a hard choice…I have almost all of his books for children. I think, likely the Horton ones.

    2. The most interesting person I have ever met is a pastor, whom I only got to know for a few years. He passed away at the age of 78 after suffering for many years with a blood disorder, but he kept on serving congregations even after he retired. My oldest son ‘revered’ him and was devastated by his passing. Even at age 5. I can still hear his voice when we read certain Bible passages…

    3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss, my favourite book as a child were the Highlights compilations into books with various stories. But my fave pastime was to go through all the encyclopedias and other science books my Aunt & Uncle had in their apartment. I still like to pore in old science journals and National Geographic magazines. Hubby loved the old Popular Mechanics and Popular Science magazines…and we, (being hubby, me and my brother), all have lots of fun with all those silly Mad Magazines, MOL!! .

    4. Lately, I have been working on trying to find a new way to make cards and mementos because the site I used is not in any kind of functional form right now. I cannot even change my own templates:(
    I can make simple ones. but they just do not do the job too well in my opinion…

    1. Thank you for these great answers. I like Horton too 🙂 And I used to like Highlights too. Sorry your card site is not working, I hope you can find an alternative- everyone loves your cards. XO

  30. Can you believe that I didn’t actually read The Cat in the Hat until I was an adult? That one slipped me by for some reason, but do think it’s great.
    If your father in law was good at cribbage then he must have been a wonderful man, only the best people play crib.
    I can’t wait for the A to Z and to see what everyone’s posts are about – I’m intrigued by yours already.
    Have a really lovely day Ellen.

    1. I am glad you finally read it 🙂 We love cribbage. I hope you have a great day too 🙂

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