Thank ! You ! Jenny at Mama Drama. After you tagged me with this ABC MeMe, I have categorized every waking moment of my life since then with a letter of the alphabet. My research took me to Stephanie who was the culprit who tagged you. So ... Thank ! You ! Too ! Stephanie.
It is my understanding that the directions are to relate each letter of the alphabet (thank goodness there are only 26) with something that pertains to my blog or about MeMe. It didn't say anything about writing a poem, which I found that Min at Mama Drama also felt compelled to do.
In keeping with the general theme here at The Asylum, I have chosen to just ramble with randomness, provide links here and there, and sprinkle in some pictures along the way.
A is for: A Story of How All This Began
B is for: Being Bald (Many October posts were about Breast Cancer Awareness.)
C is for: Cruella...
D is for: Daisy Dog... (A sweet little Blue-Heeler who plays with Junior, now.)
G is for: Girlfriends...
H is for: Hurry Home Ben, our son-in-law stationed in Iraq (and for Harrison)...
I is for: Icicles in Colorado...
J is for: Junior...
L is for: Lurking my Blog with Bubba...
M is for: Moon...
N is for: Notes left for theHansMan...(click it to read his Notes back to me.)
O is for: OU Sooners, West
P is for: Pilots...
Q is for: Quail that live at my house
R is for: Refrigerator with a pictorial story of its own and a Hanstory ...
S is for: SwampDrainer: aka: theHansMan...pronounced theHawnsMawn...
T is for: Tailhook.
U is for: UP a Tree Without a Paddle...
W is for: "Whose horses are these...could they be Ree's?" ( a short little ditty of a poem)
X is for: Xylophone...an instrument I can't play but this 3 year-old can.
Y is for: You fill in the blank ________________ with questions or comments.
Z is for: Zorba the Greek... a story I have always liked.
"I remembered one morning when I discovered a cocoon in the bark of a tree, just as a butterfly was making a hole in its case and preparing to come out. I waited a while, but it was too long appearing and I was impatient. I bent over it and breathed on it to warm it. I warmed it as quickly as I could and the miracle began to happen before my eyes, faster than life. The case opened, the butterfly started slowly crawling out and I shall never forget my horror when I saw how its wings were folded back and crumpled; the wretched butterfly tried with its whole trembling body to unfold them. Bending over it, I tried to help it with my breath. In vain.
It needed to be hatched out patiently and the unflolding of the wings should be a gradual process in the sun. Now it was too late. My breath had forced the butterfly to appear, all crumple, before its time. It struggled desperately and, a few seconds later, died in the palm of my hand.
That little body is, I do believe, the greatest weight I have on my conscience. For I realize today that it is a mortal sin to violate the great laws of nature. We should not hurry, we should not be impatient, but we should confidently obey the eternal rhythm."
---Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
ABC's for life:
Count your blessings
Harm no one
Open your mind
Yearn for peace
Zealously support a worthy cause.
An ABC idea from my days in the classroom:
This is a little book that can be used to record memories. It is especially useful for children when traveling or just as a "journaling technique." List names of people, places, events, phone numbers, restaurants, draw illustrations, etc. in ABC order. Different trips can be dated and color-coded, and the book can be used many times. Makes a great reference book for later.
Or, a sheet of lined paper with the ABC's listed down the pages works just fine. These pages can be titled, dated and kept in a 3-ring notebook. "Kids" like the idea of jotting down words or phrases instead of complete sentences. This teaches "note-taking" techniques with the use of key words.
Whew ! ...Oops ! I forgot ! Stephanie, in her comment, reminded me of this one:
T is for: Testicle Sorority of which I am a member at Mama Drama.