Linda’s prompt for today is ” a word you have to look up.” There is more than one word I have to look up but this one came up again today when I was doing one of my recent favorite activities, the “Jumble, That Scrambled Word Game” by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek at the LA Times. I find that when I am trying to unscramble the letters and make words that I do have to check my spelling now and again. I know I have had to check the spelling of ‘vacuum’ before. I am thinking of the vacuum cleaner because I have been preparing to clear out my house and cleaning out all kinds of stuff. The other definition of vacuum is an empty space. I have not accomplished that yet in my house. I did clear a big space in my garage. As I sort through the contents of drawers and boxes I find a collection of saved memories like the guest list for my wedding and wedding invitation responses, the receipt for my wedding gown and vale, assorted greeting cards from my wedding, baby showers, Mother’s Day, and wedding anniversaries. I even have my wedding gown, vale, and petticoat vacuum sealed in a box by a cleaners in LA. I was told the process would preserve my gown for 100 years. I don’t know if any of my descendants will ever want to wear it. My favorites are the home made cards from my son and daughter. I have samples of my kids art work, school work, and a few of their report cards. I saved some of their baby clothes and a lot of their toys and books. I am thinking it is good that I am sorting through it all and not leaving it for my kids when I am gone. Knowing myself it seems like they will still have stuff of mine to sort out even with my good intentions.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, by Linda G Hill. The prompt for today is “a word you have to look up.” We all have words we can never spell. Use one of yours in your post and let that word drive your stream of consciousness where ever it goes. 

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12 thoughts on “Vacuum

    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      The Jumble can be trial and error. A couple of times I’ve solved the answer before all the words and then I know which letters I still need for those tough ones. Well we are going to be moving and I don’t want to take everything with me but I think the kids would appreciate it too. My daughter says she does. 😉

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Well I just am taking this up in my later years 😉 My mother-in-law used to like to do this. I did not realize there were different authors but I guess the other guys retired? don’t know.


  1. JoAnna

    Vacuum is one of those words I have to look up, too. I think I’ll be sorting through and reducing my stuff for a very long time. My collection now includes things I brought from my parents’ house last year. One pile at a time….. Goof for you for making progress!

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