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Wrap It Up

Used to be that department stores had a Gift Wrap department where you could take your gifts and have them wrapped in paper of your choosing. There was a free version available with minimal decoration or you could pay extra for more fancy wraps and bows. A display of wrapped boxes on the wall helped you make your selection. There were wraps for all occasions, like birthdays, baby showers, weddings, or graduations. I think many stores have done away with this now. Shops do sometimes provide a simple wrap consisting of a bag and some tissue paper. I miss getting the option of having my gift wrapped at the store. The ladies who worked in the Gift Wrap section were good at wrapping and could do a much better job of it than I could. The paper was always wrapped tight and folded just right.


The featured image is of Furoshiki by katorisi on Wikimedia.org  Furoshiki is the Japanese way of gift wrapping using a colorful cloth. It is environmentally friendly and very creative. You could wrap a gift for the kitchen in a colorful dish towel or something for the bath in a hand towel.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt words for today are “wrap/rap.” Use one, use both (for bonus points), use ’em any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Colored Pens

I like writing with different color pens and have a package of them to chose from. I have pens close at hand while I do genealogy research so I can take a lot of notes. Both my husband and I go through a lot of pens and I find myself always looking for replacements when mine run dry. Right now I have a bright blue ball point sitting next to my computer. Kind of a conservative color choice. Maybe switch to purple or chartreuse green next. What color do you like to write with?


Stream of Consiousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The “prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “blue.” Talk about the first blue object you see when you sit down to write your post.”

Featured image is ‘Testing every color pen’ by Marco Verch on Flickr.com

Which Way To Go

Bloggers go out their way to weigh in on many pressing issues of the day. Today’s Stream of Consciousness prompt led me to wonder how much curds and whey can you eat in one sitting on a tuffet. And would the amounts you can eat be affected by the presence of a spider sitting beside you?


Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt words for today are ‘weigh, way, whey.’

Featured image of ‘Maman’ by Louise Bourgeois at Bilbao Guggenheim Museum by Juan Carlos Garcia Menezo on Pixabay.com

 

Couch

Foreign language was an entrance requirement for college and it still is. I did not study one in HIgh School and needed to take 2 years of it at a community college near where I lived. I should have taken Spanish for many practical reasons, like living in California, and Spanish seems easier to translate because many of the words are spelled like English words. But I thought French was romantic. It was very hard for someone who does not have a foreign language apptitude. I barely survived. The French language is very beautiful though and their way of saying things poetic. I still remember ‘le coucher du soleil,’ the setting of the sun. The sun goes to bed.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt word for today is ‘couch.’

Featured image of a California Sunset is by inpirexpressmiami on Pixabay.com

 

Let’s Get Together

Let’s get together, yeah yeah yeah
Why don’t you and I combi-ine
Let’s get together, what do you say
We can have a swingin’ ti-ime
We’d be a cra-a-azy team
Why don’t we ma-a-ake a scene
Together, oh oh oh oh
Let’s get together, yeah yeah yeah
Think of all that we could sha-are
Let’s get together everyday
Every way and everywhere
And though we haven’t got a lot
We could be sharin’ all we’ve got
Together
Oh, I really think you’re swell
Uh-huh, we really ring the bell
Oo-wee, and if you stick with me
Nothing could be greater, say hey alligat-ah!
Let’s get together, yeah yeah yeah
Two is twice as nice as one
Let’s get together right away
We’ll be having twice the fun
And you can always count on me
A gruesome twosome we will be
Let’s get together, yeah yeah yeah!
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Richard M. Sherman / Robert B. Sherman
Let’s Get Together lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

 

Let’s get together. Isn’t that what we say when we meet old acquaintances at weddings, funerals, the supermarket, the mall, and then we never do.

Yeah, yeah, yeah!

OK, I know, I know, I did not start or end this post with a preposition but I thought this was a fun oldie. Blast from the past. Maybe I could end with a sentence that starts and ends with a preposition.

On the count of three let’s rock out!


Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt for today is “preposition” Start your post with any preposition. Bonus points if you end with one too. Enjoy!

Music video of ‘Let’s Get Together’ with Haylee Mills via Rumplestillskull on You Tube.

Where To?

“Where should I go?-Alice “That depends on where you want to end up.”-The Cheshire Cat”

I have been researching my family tree for a little over a year. I did not know very much about my ancestors and never imagined where my search would take me. I have gotten lost in many rabbit holes along the way and I can not see where it will end. I have learned a lot. Lately, I have been tracing some of those who were early pioneers of Nova Scotia. The people in those days often had many children and I am finding that many families are interconnected in that many married couples are made up of cousins of mine on both sides. It seems like if your family has ancestors from Nova Scotia they are probably related to me. I get so engrossed in the research that I can spend hours doing it. My daughter can’t understand why I am so devoted to this and says we are all related anyway, like everyone in the world, which is what I have thought too. I think I am starting to find out it is really true.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt word for today is “where.” Start your post with the word “where” and write whatever comes to you. Bonus points if you end your post with “where” too.

Quote from Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass’ via Goodreads quotes. Image of winding path from Wikimedia.org

Creativity Can Last A Lifetime

There are many negative stereotypes that can discourage us as we get older and they are very destructive. They paint a picture of diminishment and decline, but many artists demonstrate that our creativity can continue up to the end. Their stories always inspire me. Here is one story about a woman who is writing poetry at 101 and was recently published. “At age 101, this woman released her first collection of poems,” by Tara Bahrampour in the Washington Post. She explores this topic further in her article, “Creativity can last well into old age, as long as creators stay open to new ideas.”

 


Featured image of artist ‘Carmen Herrera laying out a new piece’ by Adam Reich/Lisson Gallery via wikipedia.org

This post is part of the We Are The World Blogfest, #WATWB. The cohosts for this month are:   Shilpa Garg, Simon Falk , Damyanti Biswas, Lizbeth Hartz and Eric Lahti.