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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.
4. I am amazed at the shapes and colors of paperclips available. I found my favorite... share your favorite with us here!
5. Say goodbye to May on this last Wednesday of May. Be poetic if you will, or simply bid it adieu.
What can I say?
So many cold
and rainy days.
I'm glad that June
is coming soon
and you won't stay.
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!