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Since 2005, these small doors have been popping up all throughout downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Source: If you walk around this town, you’ll see these tiny ‘fairy doors.’ Here’s what they mean

 

Does this count as Thursday Doors, even though it isn’t Thursday and it isn’t pictures I took? (I live in the country and very few doors come into view.)


Recent studies suggest you can get better at a foreign language simply by listening to it, without speaking it yourself.

Source: An easier way to learn a language? This is what research says | World Economic Forum


Source: Al-Khemia Poetica: National Women’s Month: Lynne Bronstein’s poem “Enough”

From a friend of a friend of a friend.


Social Studies (Education) I was unaware social studies was among the classes targeted for budget cuts until reading this article. Certainly that wasn’t true for my sons, both of whom found t…

Source: 5 Interesting Links for 03-10-2017 | Tales to Tide You Over


Dar:  This is so great! I just had to reblog. These were my comments on Cee’s site:

I thought the 11:11 one was only one my friends and I shared. I was so glad to find it. As for the straw wrappers… The manufacturers of late make it difficult to take the wrapper off. It is so tight. But I used to us the wrapper for decisions. This guy or that? Should I ask for this or that? This name of baby or that? Should I stay or go? Any either or. But now I end up ripping the wrapper trying to get it off the straw. Thanks for sharing. I learned some new ones!

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Cee:

Here is my entry for this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge with the topic of Wish.  ENJOY. Below my photo gallery, you will find 21 things you can make wishes with. Click on photo to …

Source: Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish – Cee’s Photography


I commented on Cee’s site: This is so great I plan to reblog. I thought the 11:11 one was only one my friends and I shared. I was so glad to find it. As for the straw wrappers… The manufacturers of late make it difficult to take the wrapper off. It is so tight. But I used to us the wrapper for decisions. This guy or that? Should I ask for this or that? This name of baby or that? Should I stay or go? Any either or. But now I end up ripping the wrapper trying to get it off the straw. Thanks for sharing. I learned some new ones!

Cee's Photography

Here is my entry for this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge with the topic of Wish.  ENJOY.

Below my photo gallery, you will find 21 things you can make wishes with.

Click on photo to enlarge.  Thanks.

Wishbone. I don’t know about your family, but in mine everybody wanted the wishbone. After the turkey has been fully dismantled, the wishbone is set aside to dry. Later, two people take one prong and pull until it snaps. Whoever is holding the prong with the top still connected is gonna get their wish.

Straw Wrappers. This is similar to the wishbone. Remove the paper from the straw and tie a knot in it. One person pulls at each end until the paper tears, and whoever has the knot gets their wish.

Eyelashes. If an eyelash falls out accidentally (don’t pull it!), put it on the back of…

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A Poem by Ken Adams and a Reflection by Suzanne Stormon. I don’t know anyone else like Ken, the way he brings the past of his family into his art and his writing. The absolute way he is a carrier of the stories. I believe he feels a responsibility to those who went before him … Continue reading I Had a Brother

Source: I Had a Brother – Nevada Narratives


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Sorry I’m late to the SOCS, Linda G Hill, I was busy with all my PROJECTS. Yes, all those knitting projects have kept me going all day. I am nearly finished with one or two but they take the kind of concentration one needs as they learn new stitches. YouTube tutoring included. I’ll share again when finished.

Part of the reason I am late to the party was the weather. Yep, we got snow again, but with this system rolling in the bones and fibromyalgia knocked me for a loop and when I get to that stage the only thing I can do is nap and hope to wake with less pain. And that did work. Of course that means I may be up for another hour or so catching up on everything I should have been doing at naptime.

If it helps, I am reading your book: All Good Stories, now and hope to be finished tomorrow some time. It is fun.

Well, that’s all I got for now.

 


Because I love her books and her blog. I have to share! I feel she has given me quite the education of all things Japan.

Jonelle Patrick's Only In Japan

At night, the biggest doll displays in Katsuura are all lit up

There’s a little town about two hours from Tokyo called Katsuura, where one a year, dolls rule. 12,000 of them, to be exact.

Just for comparison, this is about the most extravagant display I'd seen before going to Katsuura. Most people just put out the emperor and empress, but the ones who really lay out the big bucks collect the whole set: three ladies in waiting, fivie musicians, three important ministers and a bunch of furniture and occasionally, livestock Just for comparison, this is about the most extravagant Girls’ Day display I’d seen before going to Katsuura. Most families just put out the emperor and empress, but the ones who are willing to lay out the really big bucks collect the whole set: three ladies in waiting, five musicians, two hoity-toity ministers, three drunken uncles and a bunch of furniture and occasionally, livestock

The most famous display is at the local shrine, where the dolls are set out every morning and put away every night by volunteers The most famous display is at the local shrine, where the dolls are set out every morning and put away every night by an army of volunteers

But it's not the only doll extravaganza in town – these things are EVERYWHERE But it’s not the only doll extravaganza in town – the other shrines and temples put out crazy numbers of them too, and because the town is small, you can just walk around and see them…

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The Curious Adventures Of Messrs Smith And Skarry

Hello! Mrs Albert Baker here, otherwise known as The Last Witch Of Pendle. Obviously there is no Pendle any more, since The Chronic Agronauts utterly destroyed it with treacle and sprats, but I’ve set myself up quite nicely here in Lancaster, running this little soup kitchen for the street urchins. There certainly are a lot of them and I’m always looking for helping hands to cook up and serve something delicious!

Helping me this morning is storyteller Margaret McGaffey Fisk, author of The Steamship Chronicles.

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Good morning Margaret, thankyou so much for coming to help me in my soup kitchen today! Do let me take your coat my dear and…oh! What an adorable mechanical puppy you have with you!

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Hopefully he can scare off that dreadful clockwork cat that keeps sniffing about; it is a dreadful piece of gutter-wizardry! There, I have set him a little dish of oil on…

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