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Friday, November 6, 2015

friday5: Symbols of Life, and beyond!

Friday 5 for November 6: Symbol

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

Sorry about the plain new look. It’s temporary.

1. Which of the standard keyboard symbols best describes your mood right now?
A.  Well, I had to strip out the little heart and put in the newer one.  :-)  Blogger's HTML doesn't like greater than 3 even if I do! hehehe  ♥♥♥♥♥♥

2. On your brand-new family coat-of-arms, created right now whether you already have one or not, what animal is the central figure, representing the spirit and character of your family?
A. Beats me what the three white things are but the one in the middle is a Stag.  Maybe they are white nags?  I honestly can't tell!
Source for this Particular Coat of Arms
Apparently there are at least a half dozen- lol

3. In what ways is your vehicle symbolic of you?
Well, it's an off road 4X4.  You must decide on the symbolism. hehe

4. What charms, figurines, or objects do you keep at hand to remind you of something or someone?
A. My mother was in love with all things Oriental.  I have a few things  of that origin which remind me of her because they were hers.  I picked up my love of all things "Chinese" from her, only she called them, "Chinesey".  I still have an old (1930's) sewing basket and a few other things along those lines that I collected.  

Now begins a small rant:  
I still haven't quite forgiven all the imports of craft from China, especially Folkart style, but meh...  Things change.  Western cultures, particularly Britain, stole so much from Chinese culture, and made big bucks from it, that maybe all this is merely payback.  
Anyway, this activity in the return volley has crashed American folk-craft in a big way.  
This result was partly because of American entrepreneurs sought cheap labor for their now VERY over priced "collectables", none of which retained their quality.  I will not name names but they are some biggies.

5. What song lyric best sums up your feelings heading into the weekend?
ZZ Top:

" ' When I hear that Santa Fe start blowin'
I wonder where it's been and where it's goin' " 

Thanks for participating and a ♥ weekend!


  1. Fun answers, even the rant was interesting!

  2. Glad you liked my squeaking, A. They were fun questions. Have a great weekend in the cooler weather!


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