Wednesday, April 7, 2010

ABC Wednesday: L

The letter L has diverse connotations for me.

One of my earliest memories is going to the Library with my mom.We went all the time and always checked out a stack of books. As soon as my own kids were walking, we went to the library. They didn't love it :(

Maybe I'm just different because I'm Left-handed. That makes me part of the 10% of the general population who are southpaws. Unfortunately, it also gives me an increased risk of breast cancer. (Left-handed women have double the risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer.)


In an attempt to improve the tenor of this post after the breast cancer mention, I'll think about the day I got my driver's License. It was thrilling, but now that my daughter is old enough to begin driver's training, I don't feel the same excitement.

My children recently asked me for confirmation that mothers can't remember their Labor pains. I thought about my labor pains times four, and said, "Sorry to disappoint you."
When I lived in Massachusetts as a child, Lady Slippers grew behind our house. I can't say that I've seen once since then.


One time Checkered and I were boating on Lake St. Clair, and when I pulled my feet out of the water, they had small leeches on them. No, I am NOT going to show you a picture.

Oh, that's gross!! So one more positive L word. Let's see. I was going to say my name, but Caution starts with C!

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11 comments:

Lucy and Ethel said...

Well, blech to the leeches and the increased risk of breast cancer, but otherwise, this was Lots of fun :)

I also LOVED the library and the bookmobile. Our kids loved the library, too, until they had to start reading big books for school. And that was the end of that.

Lucy

The Incredible Woody said...

Ack! Leeches! Good thing you didn't take a dip!!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
I like all your "L"'s. The lady Slipper is beautiful and I love my library. Have a great day!

Sherrie
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http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2010/04/abc-wednesday-round-6.html

Busy Bee Suz said...

I loved all this except for the leeches and the cancer...even the labor pains are ok. (good outcome, right?)

imbeingheldhostage said...

I am so glad your name starts with a "C" because "laution" just doesn't sound right ;-)

Fun post, again-- although I have to say the pictures of leeches on legs would've made it perfect.

Mrs4444 said...

You're so funny. I like the ABC Wednesday idea--you're already on L??!

Really? You're not making that breast cancer thing up? Weird.

Totally feeling you on the drivers ed stuff--soooo scary!! Kendall's turn is right around the corner, and I'm still getting over Kyle's!

Double Wide Mom said...

My son has been begging all week to go to the Library! What kind of Lousy Mom denies their Little one a visit to the Library? I'll labor over this one a Long time...

That corgi :) said...

too cute the kids weren't fond of the library

really, I know iti s scary to think about, but when the kids get their driver's license, it really does free up time taking them around places and it does give them a sense of independence (and a lot of prayers are said for their safety :)

cute "L's"

loved the picture from Easter; sounds like it was a most delightful day :)

betty

Jay said...

Oh, auugghhhh!!!! LEECHES!! Uck!

I didn't know about the breast cancer link - that must be a worry. Hopefully you won't be in that percentage. But libraries! Oh, as a child I loved the library - it was something to look forward to each week.

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

Nezzy said...

Ewwww, leaches...hate 'em. From one lefty to the next, the breast cancer thing...really? I'd never heard that one before. I loved reading you L's.

Have a beautiful Thursday filled with sunny blessings!!!

Roger Owen Green said...

leeches were important in medicine, once upon a time.

as a librarian, obviously I approve of THAT reference.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!