Quotation Saturday: Christmas 2014

Mamacita says: It’s been a while since I’ve done Quotation Saturday. I’ve missed it. I hope you have, too.  So often, we struggle with what to say about things we feel deeply and sincerely about, and then we find that … Continue reading

Eve & Morn & Those Who Appreciate Them

Mamacita says: It’s getting closer.  IT’S GETTING CLOSER. Everyone whose spirit of celebration is still alive and quickening, hark! There are a lot of old, boring, easily offended, humorless  people out there who don’t care much for the excitement, the wonder, the … Continue reading

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

Yard Sale

Mamacita says:  I had a yard sale today, and I have come to the following conclusions: 1.  People who bring $20 bills to yard sales are jerks. 2.  Many things I considered valuable mean nothing to other people. 3.  Many … Continue reading

Literature Quiz: Children & YA

Mamacita says: How well do you know children’s and young adult literature?  Can you give me the author and title from whence the following quotations are taken?  Some of them are quite obvious if you’re any kind of reader, while … Continue reading