Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesday.. Wind ..Wind Blow This Bug Away!

"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

"Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size."
- Mark Twain

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship." - Buddha

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Happy Birthday Barbie!!



Barbie was born on this day in 1959 at the American International Toy Fair held in New York City... Ruth Handler had noticed that even though her daughter had only baby dolls.. she played with them as if they were much older.. looking for an adult doll She found Lilli.. though she was unaware that the German doll was modeled after a cartoon lady of the evening.. She convinced her husband Elliot.. to bring a similar doll to market... Mattel named the doll after Ruth and Elliot's daughter.. Barbie.. and has sold over a billion of them... a good many of them to me.. I even have a Lily doll that I was lucky enough to dig out of a box of old Barbies at a junk store.. I love to tell people that Barbie and I are the same age.. I guess though that she is actually a few months older than me.. I have many Barbies stored in boxes and cases.. I love to sew and crochet clothes for them and for the large family of dolls that has developed over the years.. Cousins.. boyfriends.. best friends... children.. furniture and even pets of Barbie are highly collectible..

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Sensational Haiku Wednesday- Hope



Hope

great expectations
pinned upon a knock on wood ~
Grim pens a new tale

Written By: Patricia Sawyer
3-9-2011

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dainty- Tantalize- Haunting

The Diet

dainty bites adorn
tantalizing emptied guests
fat me stands haunting

Written By: Patricia Sawyer
3-9-2011

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Acrostic Only-

Wow
wisest ones see all
others without rose tone shades-
wishing blindness yield

Written By: Patricia Sawyer
3-9-2011

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Thanks for stopping by today.. I have been way under the weather today and have been in and out of bed all day.. Finally I decided to see if writing would help.. It has.. only in that I am now tired enough to maybe actually sleep.. hopefully the rain will act as a lullaby..
I welcome comments and followers..
Have a great day!
Patsy

9 comments:

oldegg said...

I came for the 3WW post and was delighted to find a banquet.

Emily's Snapshots said...

Both Wednesday posts are grest!I love your poems and I also love Barbie's Just like my mommy!!

Greyscale Territory said...

An interesting series of poems for the various prompts! Each one is like a neat, thumbnail reflection on an idea! Delightful!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Is hope merely a "knock on wood"? Just wondering with you...

patcegan said...

Your blog is delightful. So nice to "meet you." Hope you are feeling better! hugs, pat

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

A knock on wood - love your take on that!!

Fear Not the Darkness but What lies Within said...

sheilagh lee said all wonderfully done!:)

ms pie said...

my dearest little friend... a 4 yr old female loves her barbies... and we play all day driving barbie and ken and her friends around... hope and diets too close for comfort...

Amanda Moore said...

I liked your WOW Haiku a lot but I really enjoyed your Haiku Wednesday submission wonderful writing!