Words for Wednesday

 

The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.

If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.

This month the words/prompts are supplied by ME and can be found right here

This week's words/prompts are:

a saying I heard a lot when I was very young, but not so much now, 

1. "wrap your teeth around that"

and/or:

1. treehouse

2. ferry

3. statue

4. step

use either list or both, or mix and match, just have fun.


Comments

  1. Siento que hay cerrado su blog. Espero que muchos se animen a escribir una historia.

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    1. VENTANA DE FOTO; I had to go to google to translate what you said. My blog is not closed, I just don't write as much as I used to, certainly not every day.
      I also hope many are encouraged to write a story. Thank you for coming.

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  2. You catapulted me down memory lane with that phrase. It was ‘wrap your laughing gear around that’ in our household. And wasn’t a phrase I liked to hear. It was used as an instruction to eat what was on my plate – and used about foods which emphatically didn’t make me want to laugh – or to wrap my teeth around them. Offal for me, but at least one of my brothers heard it on the subject of rice. Decades later he still doesn’t eat rice willingly and I don’t eat offal.

    So I stepped away and let my memories ferry me to happier places. I remember playing ‘statue’ as a child. At a given signal we had to freeze in the position we were in. The first one to move was the loser.
    We had a tree house too. It wasn’t fancy – just a few boards across branches in the oak tree out the front, but I spent hours there. Hours and hours, with a book and sometimes an apple. A memory I hug to myself still.

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    1. Memories...joys to behold and worth holding on to!

      It's ages since I've heard that expression, too! :)

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    2. Your memories would make a lovely story.

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    3. Elephant's Child; you did very well and thank you for 'laughing gear', which I also heard a lot, but had forgotten. I never heard either of them at the table, usually at barbecues as the sizzler handed out sausages and sauce.

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    4. We could have been siblings, I still do not eat boiled cauliflower. We also played Statue - althought I did not know the English word for this game until now, thank you or words and smiles.

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  3. When my brother and I were kids, in our back yard was a sturdy, tall camphor laurel tree. Proudly it stood like a statue honouring all trees. It was begging for a tree house to end all tree houses to be built in it. So build a tree house, we did.

    Our first step was to ferry the necessary building material to the tree’s base. This we did with use of a wheelbarrow, muscle, sweat...and I, guess, some tears when our efforts didn’t go to plan. However, we let nothing get in our way; we allowed nothing hamper our determination.

    Clearly, as if it was yesterday, I remember after our first morning of hard labour, our mother arrived with a pack of thick ham and salad sandwiches. Handing them to us, with a wide smile across her faces, she said, “Wrap your teeth around that!”

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    1. It seems that River has sent both of us waltzing down memory lane again.

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    2. What fun! We built a clubhouse, not a treehouse, but yes, it was worth the effort.

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    3. Lee; colour me envious, I never had a tree house, just plenty of trees with branches wide enough to sit on. I love your memories here.

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    4. We always deramt of a tree house, and would have loved yours.

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    1. messymimi; I'll be over first thing in the morning :)

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  5. That's a good saying, 'wrap your teeth around that'...lol

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    1. Margaret D; I actually prefer "wrap you laughing gear around that", but I'd forgotten it until EC mentioned it above.

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  6. Totally unknown saying here! I prefer the thought of laughing. And I never had a tree house, so... all I could refer to are The Simpsons and how I go on people´s nerves with all things referring to that yellow family from Springfield ;-)

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    1. Iris Flavia; the Simpsons are a great reference for almost anything.

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  7. And at long last I sat down to continue my Words for Wednesday tale of the Christmas at Unicorn Farm.

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    1. Charlotte; I'll be over to read in just a minute.

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  8. Here we say, sink your teeth into that! :) - I haven't been on a ferry since I've moved to Idaho. Not much water out here.

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    1. Magical Mystical Mimi; I haven't been on a ferry since 2013, when I visited my brother in Fremantle and we went across to Rottnest Island on a ferry. I have heard of "sink your teeth into that" but not often.

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  9. She had always been afraid of the water and sat still as a statue ion the seat of the rowboat as her blind date proceeded to ferry her across the pond. Relief washed over her when she took the first step back on land, then she walked a few more paces to face another of her terrors. A 30 foot ladder leading to a treehouse. With her heart racing she started climbing, reached the top and surveyed her surroundings. If the height did not cause such anxiety, she might have been charmed . Instead the moment she was seated she put her phone in her lap and surreptitiously texted the friend, who set up this night of horror date
    "I can't wrap my mind around why you thought I would like this"
    And came the reply, "He's a great guy and the food there is delicious. "If you can't wrap your mind around it at least there is something tasty you can wrap your teeth around"

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    1. Love it - though fear totally cancels any appetite I have. Perhaps I need to go on a fear diet.

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    2. Anne In The Kitchen; I like the idea of a Treehouse restaurant. Thank you for joining us :)

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