The Thanksgiving Cornucopia, or Horn of Plenty

Mamacita says: The cornucopia, or horn of plenty, has such a wide, fascinating, and diverse history that you’ll just have to look it up for yourselves, because there’s not enough room here. I do love words, expressions, traditions, etc, that … Continue reading

Thanksgiving, Indeed

Mamacita says: Thanksgiving, indeed.  When I first saw this picture, I was a small child and all I could think was, “Why were this mother and son seated at the same table with roughshod strangers?” Because this seems so odd … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving, Part 1

Mamacita says: I love Thanksgiving.  Sexist though it may sound, it usually takes a woman to fully comprehend what goes on in the kitchen before all that wonderful food appears on the table. I have several male friends who know, … Continue reading

The Maladroit

Mamacita says:  I’ve been reminded of this classic fairy tale several times this week. It started when I got out the Christmas things and found a few broken ornaments. The breaks were simple, so I got out the little tube … Continue reading

Thanksgiving, Part the Seventh

Mamacita says: This painting by Norman Rockwell, is quite possibly the most well-known image of Thanksgiving that most people know. I wonder how many of your realized that Rockwell almost always used live models, and that most of those models … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving: Cornucopia

Mamacita says: The cornucopia, or horn of plenty, has such a wide, fascinating, and diverse history that you’ll just have to look it up for yourselves, because there’s not enough room here. I do love words, expressions, traditions, etc, that … Continue reading