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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Secret Lives of Letters: A&B

Words are intriguing.  I love reading in all forms. I always wonder about the origin of the names of people, towns, streets, books just everything.  So imagine my glee, while browsing through my November Reader's Digest,  I happened upon this article, 
"The Secret Lives of Letters", by Brooke Nelson.  Mr. or Ms. Nelson says letters may be small characters, but there are amazing stories behind all 26 alphabet all-stars.
I'll be sharing these 26 stories with you today beginning with A and B.






As always, this Thanksgiving morning's newspaper was full of

 Black Friday deals.....some thick some single page; however,

in total as thick as the book I am reading AND HEAVIER

ALL OF THE ADVERTISEMENT WENT STRAIGHT TO OUR RECYCLE BIN.
IF I HAD TO GUESS, I'D SAY THEY WEIGHED CLOSE TO A POUND

25 comments:

  1. We are guessing the book is a more satisfying read than the mountain of deals.

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  2. we like books but we also like that "buy something, stupid!" papers... to tell the truth... we love them to pieces...

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  3. Hari Om
    Good grief, your could paper a room with all that junk!!! In India, there are folk who make carrier bags out of such stuff; wonder if anywhere over your way could use it like that? YAM xx
    ps - love the letters!

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  4. Soon we will all just get a big pile of advertisements wrapped in one piece of news!

    Hugs, Pam

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  5. Ashamed to say we don't get a paper. I love all the letters because they make words into sentences in books, blogs, and notes from friends and family that I love to read. Thank heavens for our alphabet!

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  6. Very interesting facts about Letters A and B. I look forward to reading about the rest of them.

    Wow, that's a lot of ads.

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  7. our deals come in our mail box, because no one here gets the news paper any more. used to have one in every driveway, in the mile that I walk there are 2 newspapers. they started sending the stack in the mail box, but ours is not nearly as big as yours. I did not knot that about the letters and it is very interesting. when I read, sometimes I get up and look at a street or a building that is described in the book. or listen to a song that they person in the book is playing on the radio.... I love Sandra Brown

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  8. That is so interesting about the letter B, we never thought about it before!

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  9. ....and not to mention the long commercials on the 'we have extended black Friday prices'. I bet it weighed mire than a pound. lol

    ps...you should share your MIL'S gingerbread recipe on your blog!

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  10. How interesting about A and B. We look forward to more letters! The sales papers are just ridiculous at our house too. We love your holiday blog header photo!

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  11. That's interesting about letters.

    Oh, and all those ads go directly into our recycling bin too!

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  12. Some of the slick paper ads are not recyclable in our town! The Hubby is very mad about that; he wants the slick paper banned.

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  13. I pay a small fortune for my newspaper subscription and the Sunday issue is the only substantial one. A lot of the news is on their website. Did I mention I hate reading the news online?

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  14. All advertisements go into the recycle bin here too. Waste of paper.

    I love your new Christmas look. Very nice.

    Have a fabulous day. Big hugs. ♥

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  15. We look forward to learning more about all the letters of the alphabet. Our Black Friday ad section was bigger than yours. Ours also goes straight into the recycle bin.

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  16. We love this series about the letters!!! Mom used to use that fact about the letter "B" with her math classes.

    Mom used to read Sandra Brown all the time - maybe she needs to check her out again.

    As for that Thanksgiving newspaper - Mom did all her puzzles and left all the ads for the adult kids to enjoy.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  17. Lots of our junk mail goes straight into the recycle bin....doesn't even get into the house. Love the letter posts....look forward to more.

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  18. Very interesting about the letters. I felt there wasn't enough ads, I look forward to them. XO

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  19. It is interesting about the letters, but it seems that B is very underused. Only twice in that sentence excluding the capital compared with 9 Ts!

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  20. How fun to learn about the letters! Our ads went in the recycle too
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  21. We don't gets as many ads or coupons as we used to....we thinks the paper dude 'thins' the papers so he doesn't have to lift as much. Can't complain, cause there is no one to complain to anymore. That's okay, soon they will be gone all together. Better for the trees anyhu!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  22. That is very interesting about he numbers. I look forward to learning more. i miss reading the Reader's Digest. It has been a favorite for years.

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  23. Wow...I never knew the A or B information! It always amazes me how much the stores rely on Black Friday sales!
    xoxo,
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

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  24. Alpha, beta...can't wait for info on charlie and delta! Oh, and I remember, not too many years ago, when Black Friday was just one day.

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