Wednesday, March 13, 2013


 National Wormhole Day Blog Hop

Wednesday, March 13th and Thursday, March 14th

 March 14th is Albert Einstein’s Birthday so our own wormhole celebrities, Stephen Tremp, Laura Eno, and Luanne Smith bring you this blog hop to honor the man.

What would you do or where would you go if you could traverse a wormhole through space or time just once? One safe roundtrip passage (think of Rod Serling from Twilight Zone presenting this).

Would you go back in time and talk some sense into a younger you? Go five years into the future and bring back the Wall Street Journal? See just how the heck the Great Pyramids of Giza were really built? View what the other side of the universe looks like? Kill Hitler?

This is a quick and easy Blog Hop. Since we are all busy, take a moment to tell the world, in 100 words more or less, what you would do if you had a two-way ticket to traverse a wormhole. Let your imagination go wild!

Through the Wormhole                                        


The thought of traversing time gets my mind spinning with all sorts of possibilities. Should I go back and talk to younger myself? Go forward and find ways to make myself rich? I think not. I've seen the Butterfly Effect and realize that trying to effect the timeline rarely works out in one's favor. After much thought I believe I would travel back to see my mom as a girl. She was one of fifteen children living in rural Louisiana and the only picture we have is the one taken of her as she graduated from High School. I'd love to see if my daughter or I look like a mini-her. Do we share the same toothless smile? The same awkward hairstyles? If I could go back, I would take a sneak peek at my Mom as a young girl. I think I'd like what I see.

What about you? Would you travel through a wormhole? Have you already gone? Either way you're welcome to travel around with us and see how other bloggers would use their two-way ticket through the wormhole.

44 comments:

T. Drecker said...

That'd be an interesting trip. I have a feeling my mother was quite the handful as a little girl. She's never really said it, but that sly twinkle in her eye is all the proof one needs.

Stephen Tremp said...

I love your post! My grandpa ha 15 siblings and was raised in a rural environment. Thanks for participating!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a sweet idea. Yeah, don't want to go somewhere and mess up the timeline.

Lexie C. said...

What an awesome choice! Those family connections are so precious! I'd think that your mother would definitely approve! :)

Julie Luek said...

It's so hard to imagine our parents as young kids with dreams and hopes. My mom's childhood was so filled with pain and disappointment for her. I would love to see her on the beach, digging for clams with her siblings so they could have a dinner. Great topic.

Isis Rushdan said...

I don't have any pictures of my mom as a little girl. Cool choice.

J. A. Bennett said...

What an awesome way to use that trip. The would be something worth seeing!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

T. Drecker, the eyes are the window to the soul.

Stephen, big families were all the rage back then.

I sure don't Alex.

Thanks Lexie. I think she would, too.

Julie, it would be great to be able to give our parents the parents they were to us.

Thank you, Isis.

Nicki Elson said...

Aww, this is such a sweet use of a wormhole. When I was young, I used to look at pictures of my mom as a little girl and imagines going back in time and playing with her.

Damyanti said...

I don't know what my mum looked like as a little girl. Great way to have a look..:)

L.G. Smith said...

That's so sweet to want to see your mom as a child. I'll bet you'd see the resemblance. Neat trip back in time. :))

Julie Flanders said...

What a great choice! When I wrote about going back to see my grandparents I thought it would be odd to see my mom as a young girl, but now reading your post has made me change my mind.

DRC said...

Aw...that's made me feel all sentimental. So sweet :) My father comes from a large, sparse family and it would be interesting to see who these people were. I've never met them.

mshatch said...

It would be interesting to see the past but like you I worry too much about the effect I might have - even a tiny stone causes a ripple and I wouldn't want to ripple something out of existence!

M. J. Joachim said...

Sounds like a fun journey:)

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, what a fun idea! I hadn't thought of it, but I'd actually love to see my grandparents as kids.

kmckendry said...

That would be neat to see your mom as a young girl. :)

D.G. Hudson said...

That's a lovely thought, Jenn, I wouldn't mind doing that either.

The hard part would be not being able to ask them questions about what life is like when the worlds was theirs.

BTW - you can go into the future with me when you return (I'll sneak you on the ship)

roe2me said...

That is so sweet travelling back to see your mom as a young girl.

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

That's a great sentiment and would be worth the adventure, I'm sure.

You'd be a mommy peeping Tom, but that's cool. Would you see if you could take a camera with you and sneak a photo? I don't truly know the rules for wormholes.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Nicki, you are lucky to have those pictures. I bet playing with our moms would be fun!

Damyanti, come through the wormhole with me. We'll find your mom, too.

L.G. Smith , thanks. I think I would see the resemblance.

Julie, I do wonder what we would see. Temper tantrums? Lies? All the things they scolded us for? I would love to take that peek. :)

DRC, large families are fun, but it's hard keeping up with all the extended relatives.

mshatch, I worry about that ripple effect, too.

M. J. Joachim, Hart Johnson, roe2me, and kmckendry, I think it would be fun, neat and super cool!

D.G. Hudson, not talking to her would definitely be the hardest part. Thanks for adding me to your journey. I'll go pack ;p

Nancy, I hadn't even thought about taking a camera. I'd have to take one. I'm sure my siblings would love to see her, too.

Sherry Ellis said...

I'd go to the future. I'd be curious to see what the world will be like a couple hundred years from now.

Sandy Campbell said...

That was a great story. Yes, it would be fun to go back into time and see our relatives as they were when they were very young!!

I enjoyed that very much!

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Tyrean Martinson said...

That would be a wonderful and interesting trip so see your mom as a little girl. :)

Nancy Thompson said...

That would be fun to go back and check out the parents when they were kids!

Adriana Dascalu said...

It's close to my idea - I wanted to be at my parents' wedding.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's precious!

nutschell said...

Wow. Seeing my mom as a little girl would throw me way off!But what a cool thought though!
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Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Wow, one of fifteen children? It must have been something else growing up in a family that large. My mother's family was big, but not that big. Still, it would be fascinating to visit her and her siblings when they were children.

Elise Fallson said...

Fifteen siblings! Wow. I grew up as an only child who always wished for siblings. I think going back to see your mom as a child would be really special.

Kym-n-Mark Todd said...

Jenn, this is one the nicest ones we've read (yeah, yeah, you're near the beginning of the list, but we started in the middle to come full circle!)

Love the Flaubert quote, btw.

LuAnn Braley said...

Visitng from the National Wormhole Day blog shop. I went with studying wormholes with Einstein in attempts to replicate the process.

I'd like to go back and meet my maternal grandmother around the time she emigrated from the US to Switzerland. I found a copy of the passport application with her picture at the age of 17.

Poisoned Rose said...

Aw that's a great thing to go back and see. Make sure you take a camera along! :)

Trisha F said...

I think it'd be fun to see my mum when she was in high school, getting into mischief with her sisters :)

EvalinaMaria said...

What a lovely idea! Would you like to know about my trip? Go to my blog and check it out :)
Evalina, This and that...

laurie said...

That's a sweet idea. Yeah, don't want to go somewhere and mess up the timeline.

Lynn(e) Schmidt said...

That's a lovely idea. I'd also like to see what my mom is like. If you read my blog at all, you know she and I are kind of at odds (she's a little crazy), but it'd be nice to see if she's been that way all her life...

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Nicole said...

That would be kind of neat to peek in on family history. :)

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words. My mom thanks you, too. She would also like to travel through the wormhole and see her childhood herself. Until then, I guess we'll have to use our imagination.

Yolanda Renee said...

I missed this blog hop! Too many things going on! Such an interesting concept to travel back to meet your mom, good idea!

Lexa Cain said...

I'm stunned about the 15 children. Wow. That must have been a busy household! I agree, worrying about the butterfly effect would stop me from going back to fix my past mistakes, so I think I'd go visit the future! :-)

Tim Riley said...

Excellent use of the wormhole Jenn. Great post.

michelle said...

I agree with your comment on the Butterfly Effect. Leave well alone, is what I say.
My mom is the eldest of 14 children... so I know all about big families with lots of relatives...
Great wormhole jump, Jenn!

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