My sentiments towards this doll & her quilt are rather intense. I was not a little girl who cared that much for dolls. And I have not taken to collecting dolls as an adult. But this doll, who is meant to be Jo from Little Women, came from a small shop that stocked hand crafted children’s toys.
I was allowed to select one item as a 5-year-old when I was on my way, without any toys, to live with an aunt & uncle. The little quilt was made by my grandmother. That is a fact I did not remember but my brother informed me (when I was in my late thirties) that our grandmother had made one for each of her grandchildren. Mine is the only one that survives. I guess that emphasizes that here are some lasting benefits to a strict upbringing where you had to take good care of your best toys.
Alpha — that brings to mind Alpha & Omega (religion), or alpha male (which the Online Etymology Dictionary says was coined by scientists studying animals c.1960 but not applied to humans society until c.1992) – I’m not a fan of alpha behavior or types. Then there is the frat/sorority “Greek” culture at colleges – I’m even less of a fan of that. So what photo image am I going to dig up or create for today’s word? I think I had best go for the “first in a sequence” sense of alpha.
My veggie garden is certainly still in its alpha stage
I have transplanted two varieties tomato plants but have yet to mulch or cage them. And I have plenty more space that needs prepping.
A staple in my cupboard.
Sometimes I buy a fancier brand but this store brand vanilla extract works just as well in most things.
The flags placed in cemeteries next to the graves of veterans remind us never to forget that Memorial Day is not just parades and barbecues.
Nothing but beautiful vistas.Okay, that is not the whole truth, but there are many beautiful views if you look for them.
I am a devoted water drinker, but when I have a cold I drink a few “Kat Cocktails”.
A Kat Cocktail = 4 oz OJ, a splash of blueberry or cranberry juice, plus club soda, & cold water.
There is no ignoring the classical statues and architectural establishments at Symphony Hall in Boston.