Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday Medley for May 29

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Wednesday again, and time for the Wednesday Medley hosted by Terri at Your Friend from Florida.  This week's Medley has an unusual theme, as Terri is basing the questions off National Paper Clip Day.  We all use paper clips, and this Medley theme is a bit of a challenge, so why not head over to Terri's and get the the questions to answer them on your own blog? Here goes ...

1.  Wow!  Had you ever heard of the Holocaust project involving paperclips?  It is a great teaching project, for sure!

No, I had never heard of the paperclip project, but I do think it's a wonderful idea.  It is all but impossible to picture what six million of anything would look like, and the significance of the paper clip to the Holocaust makes it the perfect symbol to use.  We need to be sure children continue to learn in age-appropriate ways about the Holocaust and other instances of genocide such as the killing fields in Cambodia.  Yes, it's horrible, but so very, very important.  Many would like to rewrite history and pretend these things never happened.  We must never forget and we must make sure succeeding generations don't forget either.  

If we ever get to visit Tennessee, I would love to tour the Children's Holocaust Memorial that resulted from this project.

2.  Have you ever created a paperclip chain?  How long did it get?

I don't think that I ever have created a paper clip chain.  I remember some of my friends making gum wrapper chains, but I never got the hang of that.

3.  I use paperclips as hooks at Christmas time to put ornaments on the tree.  Works like a charm!! What is something you used a paperclip for, other than holding papers together?

Let's see ... Probably the most unique was for starting a computer.  On our older computer, the power button stopped working.  My hubby found that if he opened up a jumbo paper clip and used one end of it as a hook, he could reach the hook in there and activate the power button.  

I too have used paper clips to hang Christmas ornaments, and once I used a few of them to temporarily hold a fallen skirt hem in place.

4.  I am amazed at the shapes and colors of paperclips available.  I found my favorite... share your favorite with us here!

Wow, I looked on Amazon and was surprised too at the variety!  Take a look here: paper clip shapes.  My favorites are the pink flamingos and the heart shapes.

5.  Say goodbye to May on this last Wednesday of May.  Be poetic if you will, or simply bid it adieu.

Oh, May.
What can I say?
So many cold
and rainy days.
I'm glad that June
is coming soon
and you won't stay.
Hooray, hooray.

6.  Tell us something about your week so far, please!

Oh, let's see.   I'm trying to do some deep cleaning in our bedroom -- have been trying to get that accomplished for several days but have not completed the task yet.  Monday, Memorial Day, was a lovely spring day and I had the windows open to the sun and breeze and birdsong while preparing food to bring to a cookout at our daughter's in the evening.  Today, Tuesday as I write this, we are experiencing pouring rain.  

And that wraps up this week's Wednesday Medley!


  1. I think I have a couple of the flamingo paperclips, they are cute! Have a great Wednesday!

    1. Thanks for the visit, Jodi! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Love the poem.. I beleive we msut have all the heat and your had the cold during May...!~!

    1. That poem described our May weather to a "T". We had a couple of great days in the month, but overall it was cold and rainy.

  3. I'd love to see some rain; our grass is very dry!

    1. Oh, that is too bad! Hope you'll get some rain soon.

  4. Your poem nailed it! Can’t wait for this not so pleasant May to be gone. Your task of bedroom cleaning is one I would like to do. Alas, no energy for that. Instead, I hope to get the sewing room straightened up.

    1. I know, it really has been quite the month. Hoping June will be nicer.

      Straightening up the craft room is another project I should be getting at. I'd love to re-do the entire room, but don't see that happening. Maybe when Mr. T retires ... we will see!

  5. I love all of your flower pictures! So pretty! It was hot here in May with tornadoes. I want that to go way. More storms today. Ugh! Loved your answers! Have a nice week!

    1. Tornadoes and storms ... that must be nerve-racking. It's still cool here today and we had a fire in the wood furnace. Crazy.

      Thanks for the visit and you have a nice week too.

  6. Love you May poem! Thanks for joining the Medley today! I like the flamingo clips too!

    1. Thanks, Terri! Glad you enjoyed the poem. Thanks for hosting the Medley!

  7. Love the May poem, I too am not familiar with Holocaust project.
    Your flowers are so lovely, thank you for sharing.


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