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Quirky Characters

What is quirky? reads: “Definition of quirky: having many quirks; unusual in especially an interesting or appealing way”. Quirky characters might be your favorites or they might annoy you more than a little. Do your favorite quirky people have characteristics that you can name instantly? They may make you double over in laughter. Or you might cringe. What are quirky characteristics? Here are some potential attributes: Unexpected – Who does the things you would least expect? Are their actions Illogical, dangerous, or too dumb for words? Stand Out – What characters dress in a way that makes everyone look twice? Are they completely amicable or irritating? Brilliant – Do

P is for Poet - Fanny J. Crosby

My granddaughter introduced me to the works of Fanny J. Crosby. This fascinating lady, blind from infancy, wrote her first poem at age 8: Oh, what a happy soul I am, Although I cannot see, I am resolved that in this world Contented I will be. How many blessings I enjoy That other people don't To weep and sigh because I'm blind I cannot nor I won't. Here is another famous quote, said to her mother: "Mother, if I had a choice, I would still choose to remain blind...for when I die; the first face I will ever see will be the face of my blessed Saviour." A true inspiration for all times, Fanny also wrote many hymns. You might recognize a few, such as “Blessed Assurance” or “Praise Him, Prai

O IS FOR OLD DOG (I prefer mature dog): Dog Diapers or Pampers®?

Our 16+ year old Lhasa Apso, Molly Marie, recently suffered a bout of canine flu. Very nasty. Even before her illness, she showed signs of incontinence. During the flu, we kept her in diapers. Up until that time, I paid little attention to dog diapers. It’s been a rude awakening. I purchased two different sizes. Both stayed on initially, but they didn’t last long. I kept having to readjust and reattach them. With no elastic around the legs and the skimpy diaper itself, the venture was frustrating to say the least. They both proved completely unsatisfactory for a dog with diarrhea. I’ll spare you any elaboration on that point, but we had to use them for a number of days. Our daughter gave us

N is for Name: What do they mean?

First names. Middle names. Surnames (last names). First names and middle names Do you ever ponder the unusual children’s names you hear? Many unique names are created by combining two first names, possibly those of parents or grandparents. Examples: Tom + Marie = Tomari Favorite names: Lila + Rose = Lilarose or Rosila James + Helen = Jalen Jasmine + Angel = Jaselle Charles + Rose = Charose Joe + Mark = Jomark or Jomar John + Maureen = Joreen Ken + Brian = Kenbrie or Kenian A place or something important to parents might lead to such names as

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