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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hello Neighbor

Sweet Peas and Zinnias

 Last week I was asked by our local newspaper if I would mind being featured in 
"Hello Neighbor".
It is a question and answer and it helps us all to get to know our neighbors.
I thought I would share the questions and answers here on The River.

Full name   Carla TePaske

Where do you live?  Cameron, Wisconsin

What family do you have in the area?  We do not have any family in the area. We moved to the area 20 years ago for my husband to start his career.

What is/was your career? The Little Garden That Could .. Flower Farmer / Florist 

Best part of your job?  I am able to spend the day outside working with flowers.

Most interesting thing that has happened on the job? Finding critters living in the garden, butterflies, bees, spiders and toads to name a few.

What is/are your favorite local event(s)? We enjoy visiting the Pioneer Village Museum.

What are your favorite travel destinations? A day visiting the shores of Lake Superior.

What are your talents/hobbies/interests? I am a Master Gardener. I enjoy gardening and creating flower bouquets.

What are some of your favorite books and movies? My favorite book is:  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee  .. My favorite movie is: You've Got Mail

What color best describes you and why? The color green best describes me, because I enjoy growing plants.

What is your favorite genre of music and do you play instruments or sing? I enjoy several different types/styles of music. I do not play any instruments or sing.

What are three material items (not people or pets) that you can’t live without?     I can not live without soil, dirt and seeds!

What is the best meal you have ever had? Southern Fried Chicken with all the fixings. 

Do you have pets? Yes, two cats, Penelope, she is Siamese and Max a big orange cat. We just recently said good bye to our 13 year old dog, a Boston Terrier named Molly. Many of our neighbors in Cameron knew Molly from her daily walks.
Our Molly.. RIP.. she was well known in our neighborhood. Her smile cheered everyone as we went for our daily walks.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? I would be able to look at a weed in my gardens and be able to blast it.

What is one life changing event you have experienced apart from births and marriages? Moving 20 years ago to Barron County and not knowing anyone at all and family not close by to call on for help. My husbands co workers made us feel welcome and we have made many life long friends while living here in Barron County.

Are there any words of advice you live by? The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on my life. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so we are in charge of our attitudes.
Advice from Charles Swindoll

 It was fun answering the questions. And I agree, it is fun getting to know our neighbors.


  1. So sorry to hear about your sweet Mollie.

  2. Loved reading your post this morning Carla. It is so great you are living your passion with your flower business. Sweet little Molly may she rest in peace. We just lost our Grand Dog Boston Terrier Charlie around the time you lost Molly.
    They are the best little dogs ever.
    Have a good start to the new week.

  3. How fun, Carla!! I loved reading this and seeing that sweet picture of Mollie. I know you miss her.

  4. Great answers and what a great opportunity! Annster's Domain

  5. What great questions and answers!! You're a local celebrity now!! I'd like weed blasting eyes too!!

  6. You are a local celebrity! I enjoyed your interview, now I know a bit more about you. Molly was so sweet. Your bouquet header is a glorious color combination. That is for sure a talent that I do not have.

  7. I really enjoyed reading your answers and it's no surprise to me that you are a local celebrity. You have a win win attitude and a great personality. I've enjoyed getting to know you through our emails and through your blog and I'm happy to be your blogging friend.
    Hugs, Julia

  8. Fun! Was this for the Cameron Chronicle? I can't wait to read all about you (again)! LOL!

  9. Sorry about the loss of Molly--furbabies are part of the family. I still miss my Oreo kitty, and having a new puppy helps but I'll always miss her. That's neat to be featured in the local paper. (Oh, and I totally agree about the things you can't live without. ;-) )

  10. Carla, I love your answers and enjoyed reading more about your personal life! We've moved quite a few times and it is hard starting over, so I totally understand. Love the photo of Mollie...my sister just lost her Dudley (a Boston Terrier) last month. He was so sweet...so hard to say goodbye! Love and hugs sweet friend!

  11. How nice to be featured and have people get to know you better! You're such a sweetheart and bring so much joy to others! Hugs!

  12. Just lost my almost finished comment here but basically I want you to know that anyone reading these answers in your newspaper there will wish they could know you!

  13. Now that was a great interview. I enjoyed reading all of your answers!

  14. Sweet, sweet Molly.
    Carla, if you ever get your superpower, will you help me?!

  15. You're turning into a celebrity.

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  17. Love those Sweet Peas and Zinnias.
    That was a very good interview.

    All the best Jan


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