Friday, December 21, 2018

A Crumping Through the Snow Weekly Link Round-Up

I've been having fun with a link that I found: "15 Long-Lost Words to Revive This Christmas." What kind of fun? Well... using them in conversation or incorporating several into sentences and then posting them on Facebook... and elsewhere. I think I'm trying to see how many people I can confuse, but I also know that the more I use them, the more likely it is that I'll actually remember to use them next year. (See? As Denis has learned over the years, there's usually a method to my madness.)

I received this Western-themed Christmas card many years ago, and I love it. Although the landscape is ninguid, at least the cowboy doesn't have to meggle through the snow. Just a bit of crumping, methinks.

Due to the hard work and talents of my mother and grandmother, I learned to look forward to the belly-cheer of the holiday season, although avoiding the yule-hole is a must!

Now that I've got you all in a dither with these strange words, there's nothing left to do but wish that none of you have toe-covers beneath your tree nor any suffering from crapulence after!

It's out to the corral for me. Head 'em up! Mooooove 'em out!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
  • A mini Terracotta Army has been unearthed in China. 
  • Authorities have recovered three Moundville artifacts that had been stolen in a devastating 1980 heist.
  • A shipwrecked bottle of stout has returned to Glasgow after 150 years.
  • Washboard abs and unusual toes convince experts these sculptures were crafted by Michelangelo.
  • John Ringling's mobile mansion is now open for digital visitors.
  • Facial recognition software is helping identify unknown figures in Civil War photographs.
  • Vanilla's first-known use came 2,500 years earlier and half a world from where we thought.
  • This homeless man sold a Bambi drawing for $20. When the antique shop owner discovered it was worth thousands, he paid it forward.

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►Fascinating Folk◄

►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. I love those words, Cathy! I've often thought there were plenty of words that we ought to revive, so I'm glad you're doing your part. Hope you're feeling better. Now, I'm off to check out that terra-cotta army...

    1. I was feeling better, but Round #2 hit me Thursday night. *sigh*

  2. Fascinating stuff, these words to revive: My friends would be so confused if I used them in speaking or writing emails.

    That card is so cute. I like the puppies riding on the back of the second horse. Now what is the story behind that, I wonder? Dog rescue? Bringing dogs to the local residents?
    Whatever, it's a nice touch.

    Happy holidays! Hope you are able to enjoy reading, knitting and TV movies while you celebrate.

    1. As far as the card goes, methinks some children on that ranch are getting puppies as gifts. Happy Holidays, Kathy!


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