Saturday, January 23, 2010

sepia saturday


born October 20, 1956
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lived across the Midwest, including
Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri;
the last 27 years in Ohio
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sometime artist
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soccer mom
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spoiler of children and dogs
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flibbertigibbet
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entrepreneur
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entertainer extraordinaire
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empty nester
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genealogist
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woolly socks fanatic
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bibliophile
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hopeless romantic
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poet
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duchess
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magpie
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me


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65 comments:

  1. And as lovely then . . as now.

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  2. What a sweetie! I'd like to see a "sisters" shot too.
    You are all those things, Willow and so much more!

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  3. What a total cutie you were! You wear many namesso well...but don't forget...
    "Blogger Friend" ... {smiles}

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  4. Very sweet and great description! You're the age of my "little" brother. :-)

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  5. delightful....

    however, I admit I had to go to the portal of all knowledge to define fibbertigibbet!

    "flighty or whimsical person, usually a young female. In modern use, it is used as a slang term, especially in Yorkshire, for a gossipy or overly talkative person. Its origin is in a meaningless representation of chattering...this word also has a historical use as a name for a fiend, devil or sprite."

    hmmmmmm...well I will go with the whimsy and sprite-like spirit,

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  6. My interest is peeked! You live in Ohio?!? I've been enjoying your poems for awhile now, but didn't know you were in my state. Never have the bloggers I admire been anywhere nearby. Cool.

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  7. fibbertigibbit. Oh I would love to be called a fibbertigibbit. I bet that is what I am a fibbertigibbit. Love the picture.
    QMM

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  8. And a wonderful blogger with personality! That's you.

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  9. cute kid!

    'Renaissance woman'

    'blog cabin dweller'

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  10. awwwww! Cute then and now. Sweet sepia photo. Have a great weekend, Willow!

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  11. Absolutely lovely. You as a little girl, the list, and you now.

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  12. Such a sweet picture and fun description! How'd they get you to sit still long enough to pose - you look like you have better things to do on your mind.

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  13. A delight to "know" this flibbertigibbet!

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  14. You were - and are - so cute, you flibbertigibbet you

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  15. Aw, such a sweet little dumpling! Love the photo--and the poem

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  16. That expression speaks volumes! Very nice post Willow.

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  17. I can imagine there are many, many of us who want to rush in and add that you are a kind and caring blogging friend as well.

    I'll also chip in a couple of other metaphors you wear so well from the old classic "All the Things You Are":
    You are the promised kiss of springtime
    That makes the lonely winter seem long
    You are the breathless hush of evening
    That trembles on the brink of a lovely song
    (music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II)

    Now let's see if between all of us we can get the lovely sepia photo to blush a little

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  18. aww....cute. love your descriptions as well. happy weekend to you!

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  19. Aw I knew it was you th' whole time :) HUGS!

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  20. I knew it was you!! How amazing to be able to really 'see' you in that adorable, mischievous little girl.
    Doesn't anyone recognise 'flibbertigibbet' from 'The Sound of Music'? That's how the nuns describe Maria :)

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  21. What a sweet face. Adorable picture.

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  22. Yes, Shaista is right! Remember flibbertigibbet is from The Sound of Music. Heehee, I thought everyone would remember! But then, maybe everyone isn't as nutty about Julie Andrews as I am.

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  23. 'Renaissance woman'...Phil I love that. And it's high time to put "make me a willow cabin" back on my sidebar, me thinks.

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  24. Eryl, I know, I hated that pixie cut. I wanted a ponytail so badly, I used to attach a sock to my hair with a bobby pin to improvise!

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  25. Glad for the chance to meet the real willow.
    Forgive me for mentioning it, but in Shakespeare a flibbertigibbet is a fiend, a devil.

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  26. Berowne, shh! I keep that side a bit dark. :^)

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  27. Yes, wonderful you.

    Funnily enough, the book I'm currently reading used the word flibbertigibbet. Not something one hears often.

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  28. your young face shows so much interest in life and intelligence

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  29. willow - such a sweet picture! the words really only begin the story of you!! have a lovely day at the manor. steven

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  30. Yes, but where is the winter hat? lol

    You are very unique to the blog landscape!

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  31. I'm so glad you included "magpie" on the list.

    You were adorable then, beautiful now. Formidable now, too, I should mention!

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  32. Formidable? Wow, Reya, that's a powerful word. Gosh, I'm gonna go conquer hell with my squirt gun today! :^)

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  33. Hello Willow,

    Here's looking at you, kid!

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  34. Her Redoubtable Blogginess . . .

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  35. Her Redoubtable Blogginess . . .

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  36. Lovely post. And I totally forgot flibbertigibbet was from The Sound of Music. How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria...right?

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  37. That face is adorible, HOW can you not love it??

    Yvonne

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  38. How precious!! You were a cute doll then and a lovely duchess now. And your smile is soooo sweet.
    I really like the song from "Sound of Music" with "fibbertygibbet" in it. I also like the part where they call her a clown, I think that is a compliment, too. Although, I know I shouldn't mention clowns here : )
    Have a good weekend, my dear!

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  39. You had it in your eyes all along!

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  40. LadyCat, you're so right. Flibbertigibbet, or even Will-o-the-Wisp, but definitely NOT clown! heehee

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  41. ...I had those short, short bangs too:)...must have been a 50's thing...

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  42. You never looked so good! You sound like a very interesting person with your great writing.

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  43. Oh, willow, you were beautiful as a child and you continue to be beautiful, in all your manifestations - from soccer mom to duchess!!

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  44. I love this deeper look into "you". Of course I already knew some of it, but the flibbertiething I didnt. I also didn't know it meant devil :)
    ps- You're adorable

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  45. what a sweet photo

    i like your smile and straight straight fringe

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  46. A Lovely Photo.A Bonny Lass!

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  47. You are the sweetiest!!! :)The Bach

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  48. Great photo of your young self!

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  49. We were born the same year. You are one flibbertigibbet I can relate to.

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  50. '56 was a fine vintage Willow. I had a fringe too, except mine was full of licks. Yours was perfect - I expected that.
    Millie ^_^

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  51. Brand new to your post and what do I see but a description of ME!!!!! I was known as a flibbertigibbet at school by our headmistresses and it has stayed with me always.But the rest of your description fits as well so now I will just have to follow your posts. How wonderful to come across you Julienne

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  52. What an adorable child you were! I love the little Dutch Boy haircut.

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  53. I love this, Willow! And the picture is adorable :)

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Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence.
― O. Henry (and me)