Monday, December 13, 2010

"Cold Enough for a Fire".. I Can Almost Hear Daddy Say!

"A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. "
- Joyce A. Myers

"Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling."
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton

"The writer doesn't need economic freedom. All he needs is a pencil and some paper."
- William Faulkner, 1897 - 1962

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Microfiction Monday #61 -




Rub a dub dub.. the wash board in a tub.. Little Miss Mary splashed her best dress with water while the "wash woman" was in the outhouse..

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( just a side note from someone who has had the chance to wash clothes on a washboard in a tub... though the picture is cute.. there would be no way she would be still dry.. washing clothes on a scrub board is back breaking.. hot.. and very tiring.. I actually own two well worn wash boards and each of my children have had a chance to learn to use them.. in fact I insisted that they wash their own things while we were on a camping vacation.. yes I am a mean..mean... mean woman... )


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Ceremony

selfish blunders jolt
wedding trinkets soon tarnish
apathy begins

Written By: Patricia Sawyer
7-1-2010

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Shielded

love a sweet buffer
hardest work a pleasant chore
poverty giggles

Written By: Patricia Sawyer
7-1-2010


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Burnished Bog

ghostly lily pads
brightly adrift in moonlight
alligator sleeps

Written By: Patricia Sawyer
7-1-2010


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It is bitterly cold here.. as Christmas draws nearer and nearer.. I don't have much spirit.. I think about all the ones who we will be missing this year.. some who have been gone for a long.. long time and some who have recently passed.. I have heard that they sell "spirit" in colorful bottles.. and I have been wanting a bottle tree... I wonder what "spirit" will taste like.. thanks for stopping by my blog today to share a few moments of my world... I welcome both comments and followers.. Have a great day!
Patsy

9 comments:

Susan Fobes said...

I think Mary needs to have a talk with the wash woman. LOL!

Sylvia K said...

Somehow I suspect the wash lady spends a little too much time in the outhouse! Fun one for the day! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

sylviamorice said...

I think the 'wash woman' should be pleased to see some of her job attended to while she 'otherwise occupied'!!!
Have a great week. Cheers!

Big Time said...

It is sure cold out tonight.....

izzy said...

yup, wash boards and pounding the dirt out with a rock! thanks.

Jim said...

Ooh! I hope Little Miss Mary doesn't get caught playing in the tub.
I am still smiling, Patricia.
Thank you, :)
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Lisa Ricard Claro said...

The wash woman is probably off having a little nip! :) Very cold here this week, too...didn't get up past 28 today. Brrr...

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

One more comment, regarding you teaching your daughters to be responsible for washing their own things. Not mean, mean, mean. You are smart, smart, smart!

gaelikaa said...

Lovely MM. Like the story.