Monday, January 5, 2009

Seven Things You Don't Need to Know About Mrs. Cothern

There are many blogs that I follow and read on a regular basis. Our standards coach at Chets Creek is Suzanne Shall and her blog is one that I make a point to take time to read. I was so interested to read her post about the seven things that most people don't know about her and then I got to the end of her post to find myself tagged to publish a post to share seven things about myself that most people don't know. I don't think that there is a whole lot that people don't know about me, but I will give it my best shot.

1. I am a native of Jacksonville. I was born, along with my twin sister (Donna) at St. Vincent's Hospital. It wasn't until 4 hours after my sister and I were born that our mother learned that she gave birth to twins. Oh yeah my brother (Steve- Mrs. Ellis' husband) was only 16 months old at the time. YIKES!

2. I graduated from Fletcher High School where I was voted "Most Involved" by my class. I was in the Spanish Club, Theta Club, Senior Women, Yearbook Staff, Future Teachers of Tomorrow, and Captain of Varsity Cheerleaders.

3. I have had several jobs including: cafeteria server, receptionist, check out clerk at Publix,

2-year old daycare teacher, and test proctor at Florida State University (Go Noles!!).

4. I Like to think that I can enjoy the ocean and snorkle like the rest of the world, but the truth is, I am very bad at it. My husband loves to watch me make an attempt so that he can laugh at me. I have gotten better at it over the years, I just need more time on vaction in the islands to get lots more practice.

5. I was almost named Susan Elizabeth. Because my parents did not know that they were having twins, they had only one name picked out. My sister was born first so she became Donna Lynn. When my mom decided on Susan Elizabeth for me, my dad and the nurses said that it was not a twin name, so it was not long before I became Deborah Lea.

6. I once ran around a hotel trying to find Elvis Presley. True story, I was in the third grade and Elvis came to Jacksonville. I went with my mom, sister, and grandma to see him in concert. My grandma was so crazy about Elvis that she took us to his hotel to try to find him. We did not run into Elvis, but we did find a few members of his band. Thank you, Thank you very much!

7. I was never a fifth grade patrol. I went to Seabreeze Elementary school and I was the President of the Student Council. After running for president and winning I was very happy but a little sad because I always wanted to be a patrol.

I would like to know seven things that I don't know about the following people - I tag...

Maria Mallon
Dorry Lopez
Lauren Morgan
Angela Phillips
Rick Pinchot


Suzanne said...

I wish you would have caught up with Elvis in that hotel. That would have been quite a story! And, for the record, you really don't look like a Susan. :)

Williams Family said...

I can't imagine waking up to find out I had twins!!! Poor Grandma Ellis!!