I Never WANTED To Be A Writer

Did that heading surprise, perhaps even shock you? Well, let me explain.When I say, "I never WANTED to be a writer," I really mean that I never had to say, "I wish I could write," any more than a fish would say, "I wish I could swim," any morethan a lilac would say, "I wish … Continue reading I Never WANTED To Be A Writer

Choosing A Bible

In "The Wide, Wide World", by Susan Warner, [a best-seller in its day, and still worth reading, either for the religious views, as an example of the popular literature of the 19th century, or just for the story] there is a scene where Ellen and her mother have gone to a bookshop so Ellen can … Continue reading Choosing A Bible

Mom Was A Phillumenist

Yes, in her teen years, Mom was a phillumenist. In other words, as I mentioned in my recent post, "Collection Of Collections", she collected matchbook covers. When I wrote that post, I didn't know the word for matchbook cover collectors. I found that word, and nineteen others, in this article.https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/28228/20-obscure-words-describe-collectors I wanted a word, a … Continue reading Mom Was A Phillumenist