Lavamus, it’s not what you think…

 A creative illustration found in The  Daughter’s Memoria Press Workbook.   So, I said, “What’s wrong with this picture?” And she said, “Mus indicates the pronoun “we,” not moose.” Then I replied,  “Right. So what’s wrong with the picture?” After which she retorted, “I don’t think the artistic quality of my cartoons should be evaluated by whether or not they follow the rules of Latin grammar.“ (fyi –lavare is the Latin verb “to wash”)   Continue reading Lavamus, it’s not what you think…

Limericks After Dinner

We are wandering our way through A Child’s Introduction to Poetry this summer.  Actually the full title of the book is quite long,  A Child’s Introduction to Poetry: Listen While You Learn About the Magic Words That Have Moved Mountains, Won Battles, and Made Us Laugh and Cry. Indeed! We are not strangers to poetry.  On our shelf are several children’s poetry anthologies, from which we would read a selection or two at bedtime.  The repetition alone caused me to memorize the oft-requested Wynken, Blynken and Nod by Eugene Field quite by accident, and The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward … Continue reading Limericks After Dinner