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Blog Hop ~ 3 Things You Did Not Know About Me

I'm participating in MckLiny's weekly Blog Hop. This week's theme is "3 things you did not know about me".

So here's my 3 things:

1. I went to high school with Pat Benatar. Yes, the rock star! In fact, I introduced her to her first husband Dennis. We were on a class trip to "the city" (NYC) and she and I were partners for the trip. Dennis was in my biology class and he really liked Pat. So, I introduced them and for the next few years in high school, they were an item. They eventually married and so her name went from Patti Andrzejewski to Pat Benatar. They've since divorced but I guess eveyone knows her by Benatar.
Pat has always been good to her Lindenhurst High School classmates (many of my friends on Facebook). I've heard many others say that they also got backstage passes to have the opportunity to say hi and catch up before her concerts. She was so great with my niece Katie, giving her advice to do well in her studies at school. Thanks Pat; Katie's doing well and living in NYC now!

2. I've had the opportunity to do much traveling with my husband Greg over the years. I've been to England, France, Italy, Rio de Janiero, Norway, Canada, Mexico, among other places. I haven't done much traveling lately but ...I really enjoy it.

3. Although I've lived in Phoenix for 25 years, I miss the ocean. I grew up on Long Island across the street from the boat docks. But one of my favorite places to be is Carmel, California. I've had the opportunity to spend time there with friends who rent a house each summer. Things have been so hectic that I haven't been able to go lately but ...I do miss it. There's nothing like the sound of the surf; so peaceful and calming to me.

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Debbie Petras
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  1. Love getting to know you a bit more! YAY Phoenix, I was born in Tempe!

    Hugs for your day (especially in the heat),
    Sarah Dawn

  2. Wow, enjoyed learning more about you.

  3. Isn't that interesting that you know a rock star and introduced her to her 1st husband and boy you've traveled around. That's awesome.

    You are such a sweetie. I always am blessed to know more and more about you.

    Hey check your email...

    Love ya.

  4. Okay I'm stuck on the whole you went to school with Pat Benatar! LOL. My husband really liked her in high school. LOL
    How neato my friend.

  5. How cool that you knew Pat Benetar. You have been to so many wonderful places.

  6. Ah - the ocean - you are my kid of girl :) - I miss the ocean too. I do hope the my beloved and I can make it to California this fall...

    Wow how cool that you know Pat Benatar :) I loved her music when I was a lot younger - hehe...

    Thanks for sharing a little more about, my friend...

  7. Enjoyed reading this!!! I loved Pat Benatar while growing up. I too love to travel, would like to travel to some of the places you mentioned, but first on my list right now is Ireland.

  8. How cool that you knew Pat Benatar in HS, but wow that she has been so personal to her HS friends even after her fame.

    I'm so with you on the whole ocean thing. I was born and raised in CA and would drive to the beach most weekends during the summer. I have been in TX for 16 years now and haven't been to the beach since I left CA and I MISS it SOOOOO. :)

    Loved reading about you!

  9. Hi Debbie!

    I always love getting to know more about you! My goodness! You have had a super interesting (and inspiring!) life, my friend! I'm so thankful for you and your blog :)

    And Pat Benatar totally rocks! So cool.

    Sweet Blessings,
    Kate :)

  10. I love that you went to high school with Pat Benetar. I can't get over that! I love her. Now I am singing her songs in my head.

    Happy Blog Hopping!

  11. How cool about Pat Benatar! Thank you so much for the beautiful comment you left on my blog- it made me cry. Having chronic illness and depression has really taken a toll on my self esteem and God used you to touch my heart today! I emailed the lady you recommended. Thanks again!

  12. Dear Debbie,
    You are an interesting lady, that's for sure.
    Hope you'll be traveling again soon.
    Maybe you'll come back to Norway.
    Please let me know. It would be a pleasure to show you my part of the country.
    Wish you well.
    From Felisol

  13. Poppin'over from Brown Couch Events

    and Comfort Joy Designs


    You are invited to my Stella & Dot Jewelry Party happening all week at Comfort Joy Designs! Hope to see you there!

  14. Even though it's blog hop day, I actually found your blog through God Speaks Today's site.

    Very cool that you knew a rock star!

    I was #10 on the blog hop today, feel free to check it out if you have time!

    Nice to "meet" you.

  15. Hoppin in to say hi!



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