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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy 2019 and Secret Lives of Letter I and J

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.
G and H can be found by clicking here

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog make over.
I'm a fan of  (only) looking at Hot Air balloons.  It hangs in the corner of the office.
I just happened to look up on a rare SUNNY day to see the shadow.
Found the background under the customized backgrounds in blogger.


  1. Hi Cecilia, Happy New Year to you and your family!
    But we are puzzled by the apparently late invention of 'J' as Gail definitely remembers the letter featuring in her latin lessons at school?
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (and Gail).

    1. Hari om
      Until the 16th century, the 'juh' English and other languages was actually pronounced as the Germanics still do... 'yuh' and in those older languages such as Greek and Latin as the letter I... Frenchman (not Italian) Pierre Ramus is actually credited with starting the move to adding a more defining letter. Read some fuller answers in the link that follows. YAM xx

  2. Not sure if it was nov or dec Readers Digest but there was a story on a church in Centralia PA surviving a mine fire.. anyway Mommy went to that church for a pilgrimage in August. Happy New Year!

  3. How interesting. Happy New Year, Miss Cecilia!

  4. A very Happy and Healthy New Year to you.

  5. some of my finest moments are when a sunbeam touches something and changes it, and I notice it, like you did the balloon shadow... I read the post to bob and he now wonders and so do I if the dot under the exclamation point is a tittle. neither of us ever heard that word before...

  6. Happy New Year Cecilia and Family! I don't know why but it makes me happy that the little dot has a name... :) Good Morning!

  7. Happy New Year hugs from all of us!

  8. That is very interesting to find out that the alphabet wasn't as we know it now so many years ago. I would have thought the alphabet was complete before the 1500's.

    Happy New Year to you and your hubby!

  9. I didn't know either of these things. I do now.

    I had to go look at your new blog makeover. How did I miss that? I'm usually very quick in noticing. I do love your look.

    Have a fabulous day and a happy and healthy New Year. ♥

  10. Love the I and j AND the new header!
    The end of every year marks a new year. We wish your next year to be filled with wonderful promises. Wishing you all the best for the upcoming year!
    Marv & Mom

  11. I love the hot air balloons! They give a whimsical sense of happiness. What a fun name for the dog - "tittle". I don't remember learning that in school!

    I am wishing you a very happy 2019!!

  12. Very interesting about the letters. Happy New Year! XO

  13. Happy 2019!! Wishing you, BCat and the rest of your family a happy and healthy 2019!!

    Beth, Ed, Jakey, Arty and Rosy

  14. Mom has used that funny word in WWF but never knew what it meant. Just played it by accident one time:)

    We wish you a wonderful year in 2019. Lots of joy, fun, good health, and happiness with family and friends.

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    ║╔╗║╔╗║╔╣╔╩╗╔╝ ★ NEW YEAR ☆
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    Woos - Lightning, Misty, Timber, and Mom

  15. Loving these details about the alphabet! We also do love the hot air balloon - remember Sammy's "final trip around the world" ? Today is Angel Sammy's birthday. I bet Madi threw a party for him!

    Hugs, Pam

  16. I love your makeover!! Looks so cheerful and fun!!! Happy New Year!

  17. We hope you have a wonderful New Year - full with love, peace, and happiness.

  18. Hot air balloons look fun, but haven't been tempted to go up in one. Doesn't help to have two accidents in the news in the last two weeks! Happy New Year!

  19. I've noticed and liked your new hot air balloon header too, Cecilia. I know a family named Tittle. I wonder if their ancestors were in charge of dotting the i's, he, he.

  20. We enjoy reading about the secret lives of the letters. Who knew they had such secrets? Happy Mew Year!

  21. Love the new look! :)

    Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

  22. okay, now I understand the post about the tittle


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