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WHILE THRALLING THROUGH some of her late Nineteen –forties –
Forties diaries recently, Nella came across an old Autograph
Book circa 1942.
Two of the more interesting entries by her schoolmates were
On the subject of “MOTHERS” and as we be celebrating
MOTHERING SUNDAY on the 10th of March, Nella has
decided to reproduce them here :-
(1) Written by Violet aged 10 yrs
“A MOTHER’S LOVE IS A BLESSING
DON’T TREAT HER THEN WITH SCORN
CHERISH HER WHILE SHE’S LIVING
FOR YOU’LL MISS HER WHEN SHE’S
(2) Written by Enid aged 11 yrs.
“WHO TOOK ME FROM MY WARM
AND PUT ME ON THE CLOD COLD POT
WHETHER I WANTED YO OR NOT?
THERE you had two different aspect of mother-love seen
through youthful eyes, but, moving back into modern times,
here is Nella’s 2013 contribution to the gentre!
A CANNIBAL MUM said to her son
‘There’s nothing left in the larder
We sure could do with some
SO! Go hunting with your father.’
FATHER AND SON
Hunting far and long –
They couldn’t have hunted harder
When all at once
There came along
A candidate for the larder
A PLUMP YOUNG GIRL
With hair acurl
Came wandering through the jungle
OH! CRIED THE SON
WE’LL CATCH THAT ONE —-
SHE MAKES MY STOMACH RUMBLE!
Or hot from the cooking pot
I’ll consume her with no bother
OH NO! my son
We’ll take HER home
AND I’LL BOIL UP YOUR MOTHER!!
SORRY MOTHERS — Nella ONLY JOKING!!
On a more serious note,
Here is Nella’s thought for the month,
In anticipation of spring—-
COME THE SPRING
despite my nearness to the grave
COME THE SPRING
The page that I was ending
Images fall upside down on the retina just as they do on a camera’s film. “Why is the world not upside down to us?” asks Dr. Short. “Because,” he explains, “the brain has developed the habit of reversing the impressions.”
Special glasses have been designed to turn the image around. In scientific experiments, people who wore such glasses saw everything upside down. Then, after a few days, something amazing happened. They began to see normally! “The miraculous teamwork of your eye and your brain is exhibited in a number of ways,” comments The Body Book.
As your eye moves across this line, the cones distinguish the black ink from the white paper. Your retina, however, cannot respond to characters of a man-made alphabet. We learn to give meaning to a string of characters in another part of the brain. A transfer of information is needed.
The retina sends a coded message via a million nerve fibers to a part of your brain situated near the back of your head. “The projections from the retina to the cerebral cortex,” explains the book The Brain, “are highly organized and orderly. . . . If a small light is shined on each different part of the retina, a corresponding part of the visual area [in the brain] will respond.”
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I THINK my Carbon Footprints are quite small.
In fact, they hardly make a dent at all.
I TAKE my glassware to the Bottle Bank
Recycle my “grey Water”…
Use a Compost Bin and Water Butt –
Do all the things I oughter !
DON’T drive a car to travel far
Always on holiday…
And I mow the grass and wash my clothes
In a purely a manual way!
BUT: when I scanned my shopping list today
I found my Celery came from U.S.A.
AND MY NICE Organic Cabbage came from SPAIN.
So, I realised I’d have to think again.
MY RICH ROAST Fair Trade Coffee beans
Were grown in NICARAGUA…
The Lemons in my lemonade came
Over from SOUTH AFRICA!
THE PINEAPPLE I just picked up
Came all the way from GHANA –
AND I hardly dare to think where
They grew this Fyfe’s Banana!
I’VE GOT Baby Leeks from EGYPT
Asparagus from PERU….
AND AS A Vegetarian
I don’t know what to do!
TO SAY I use no Air Miles
Now seems a little silly
When I’m drinking wines from
ITALY-AUSTRALIA and CHILE!
IF I COULD scrub my conscience clean
I’d never eat a Nectarine –
There just one thing I can devour –
This lovely CORNISH CAULIFLOWER
OH! YES! OH! YES!
I’m afraid I must admit –
NELLA IS N’T HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT
NELLA’S question of the months;
As “SET-ASIDE” is set aside
What will come in our tide?
And will the future Golden Rule
CROPS FOR FOOD or CROPS FOR FUEL
©Sheila Allen - 11 February, 2009
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