Good Morning Digital Neighbors! I hope you all had a great weekend. In my world, our parish hosted our Spring Sausage Dinner. We served 1906 meals between 11 & 6 that day and we were blessed with an abundance of volunteers. The day had the potential to be ruinous with forecast of thunderstorms and strong winds and we luckily avoided both until the final hour of the dinner. While normally we serve around 2400 dinners, this was a very good day. Now I get to peddle pork sausage as part of the church announcements for the next few weeks or months. Nothing says 4th of July like Vintage IHM Sausage!
Back to FUN WITH WORDS!!! During Lent I expanded my library with a few more books to entertain our brains with some fun words. This weeks selections are from Epic English Words by Robin Devoe. Robin Devoe also provided us the with the Dictionary of the Strange, Curious & Lovely.
Robin Devoe is the nom de plume of Rob E. Earl – an Alaskan who enjoys roaming boreal forests, collecting beautiful words, English Romantic poetry, backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and risk-reduced motorcycling.
OFF TO THE WORDS!!!! 😁
Acushla - term of address; darling [Irish a chuisle my pulse]
Any one familiar with the movie Million Dollar Baby will know the term from its use the the movie. Life doesn't have enough endearments. Like most things from the 60's, everything has been contaminated by pelvic fixation. Ok, I probably sound stodgy or curmudgeony, but the "revolution" of the 60's did not usher in a new era of sexual integration or liberty. It ushered in a lot of sex (something phenomenal in the proper context) and an overflowing sexualization of so much of life. Ugh, I sound too preachy so early in the morning. Sorry.
One of the causalities in my estimation is the diminishment of simple affectations and affectionate terms even within close family circles. Life is just more coarse, and perhaps I am just being sentimental and unrealistic romantic of the past.
Adorkable - adorable in a socially awkward way; a blend of adorable and dork.
I think I have heard this word before as well. Such a nice blend of words. While I have been called a dork in my younger year, I would like to specify that I fall more in the realm of geek than dork, but why quibble when talking of nerds, dorks or geeks, we all fall into the "no so in-crowd". I was content to have my niche of friends who enjoyed fantasy, sci-fi, board games, RPG stuff and other things marginal. We enjoyed fishing and nature as well, and a few of us ran track, but those were more auxiliary interest compared to our geekness. Utterly adorkable! Happy Monday Friends!
Teton Barn Spring Photograph by Mike Norton
Almost a BHC - language warning for gentle souls
Good Morning ADD Irregulars! While I cannot host Coffee Talk, I can share the goodness of the internet.🙄 Just remember to be a giver. 😊 I hope you all have a great day ahead of you. Mine is filled with conferences, which I hope are not snooze-worthy.
This popped up in one of my online newsfeeds...
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...