Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stuff from Around my House: Heart-rended

I love it because my daughter bought it for me at the school fundraiser when she was little. And I hate it because she bought it at the school fundraiser of all places. Surely someone there should have caught such a glaring grammatical mistake! This hangs near my desk. All these years later, that apostrophe STILL drives me nuts. Making plural’s into possessive’s is one of my biggest pet peeve’s. Or is it a contraction for Mom IS?

But I love that she bought me a cute little heart-sign! With her little pennies! Stupid, grammatically incorrect sign!

Torture. Just torture.

Sign taped to a desk in a 6th grade science room: Mrs. McNerney Rox! Woot Woot! Ooooh ya Go go go!


  1. I love thos'e extra apos'trophes', too. Perhaps' a bit of white-out will end the torture?

  2. As an ex-secretary, I would have dibbled a speck of white out on that little apostrophe. Remember the sign at the St. Louis Art Fair? (Michelob was the proud "sponser")

  3. That is really funny! It's like that site that posts all the incorrect quotation marks!

  4. Pink paint and a dab of green would make a nice little flower bud where that dadgum apostrophe is. Love it though.

  5. Very funny. I've seen street signs with errors, too!

  6. Oh...duh! It never occurred to me to correct or paint over it!!! Great ideas, thanks!


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