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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Secret Lives of Letters C and D

November Reader's Digest and I happened upon this article, 
"The Secret Lives of Letters", by Brooke Nelson.  Mr. Nelson says letters may be small characters, but there are amazing stories behind all 26 alphabet all-stars.
A and B can be found by clicking here
I will be sharing all 26 stories with you on Wednesdays.





In honor of one of today's letter C I'm posting a photo of my most yummy 
Christmas Collards. I realize collards are an acquired taste and many don't like the lovely aroma they put off when cooking but I was raised on them.  Their aroma tickles my nose and makes my 
mouth water.  They are now in the freezer awaiting Christmas Day.


29 comments:

  1. wow that was interesting ... many thanks for explaining the d-day... the mama grinned gleeful because now she knows that the peeps of normandy have no clue about that hehehehehe

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  2. Hari Om
    This is a great little series! mmmmm those greens look good!!! YAM xx

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  3. Sometimes inventors are just a bit too inventive for their own good!

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  4. I can't imagine banishing those letters from our alphabet. Mom remembers collards from her years living in LA and they were always bitter and nasty. She needs to find a recipe and try them out for herself. Collards are healthy for us!

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  5. Who knew letters had histories. But then, of course they do. This will be fun. Have a great day.

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  6. Interesting about the letters! Your Christmas Collards are interesting, too! That is a nice sized pot! So it will be an alphabet kinda day on Wednesdays!!!

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  7. I like the info on C and D.
    Oh, I need collards now.

    Happy Wednesday.

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  8. We could get away without q as a letter. So interesting.

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  9. I love collards and yours looks devine from here. I have to get mine out of a can.. I guess I could buy them and clean them and cook them, but ummmmmm I really hate to cook... I do know they are hard to get the dirt out of... turnip greesn, collard greens and mustard greens, raised on all 3. very interesting info on the letters and I do wish he had simplified our language.

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  10. I can't wait to hear all about famous Matildas when you get to the M. What ELSE could he talk about with Ms?

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  11. We bet Franklin was on to something there as the English language is so complex and difficult for foreigners to learn. We have never had collards, Mom either. We are curious to see what you do with the frozen collard.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  12. I didn't know about the letter "C". Wow. I did know about the letter "D".

    I'll eat those greens. I was raised on them too. They are delicious. Do you put a bit of bacon in yours? My mother did.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

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  13. Dang, where would music have been without CD?!?!

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  14. How interesting about 'c' and 'd'!
    I haven't ever developed a taste for collard greens even though I grew up in the South. Now red cabbage I did -- which is another acquired taste! :)

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  15. Without the letter C we both wouldn't have first names! How dare Ben Franklin try to eliminate it. We've never had collards but would love to try some of yours someday.

    Millie, Walter and mom Cindy

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  16. I'm also really enjoying the letter series...and had a giggle at Ben Franklin's arrogance.

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  17. That Benjamin Franklin must have been a real hoot to hang around with!

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  18. If he had done away with the C, would you have been cooking Ollards?

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  19. We love collard greens! We cook them with smoked turkey wings or drum sticks. Yummy!

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  20. We are going to enjoy learning about the letters!
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  21. Very interesting about C and D. I have never had collards.XO

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  22. It’s interesting that Benjamin Franklin wanted to get rid of those letters. We’d like to know what letters he invented.

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  23. Never had the collards. The only Southern foods Ma has was in OK, and that was fried everythings! BOL!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  24. Very interesting alphabet facts! We love collard greens but I have never tried to make them.

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  25. *Gulp* I think I skip the collard, Cecilia :D Pawkisses for a Happy Day🐾😽💞

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  26. Love learning about our alphabet.....must admit though, collard greens aren't on Mom's list of "must haves".....she goes green for Christmas dinner though with a green bean casserole. LOL

    Hugs, Teddy

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