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.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Succinctly Yours: Another Problem with Patriarchal Societies


Many thanks to Grandma’s Goulash for hosting Succinctly Yours! The idea of this meme is to use the picture to tell a story in 140 words or 140 characters. The bonus word was “banish.” Mine has 138 characters.
Despite the possibility that the elders might banish them, the Yodelhosen youth held their first prom. They didn’t yet know that girls were typically included.


You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~Anonymous, seen on plaque on a teacher’s desk.

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  1. Hilarious! I love the humor in your story. And your quote is so true!

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  2. Hahahaha! Perfect for the pic. hehehe....aw, thanks for that. :)

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    1. Thank YOU for stopping by, Lisa!

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  3. Yodelhosen? That is too funny to be true. It sounds like a Tammyism.

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    1. No way. I'm descended from the Yodelhosen. That's why it's okay if I poke fun just a bit.

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  4. Clever story for the picture. Two of my grands just went to the prom so that is so apropos. I love your quote too.

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    1. Thank you so much, Judy! Since you are knowledgeable about prom - don't you think the boys chose the venue and decorations, too?

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  5. Thanks for my first smile of the day. You are quite the word tinker, Miss Reader's Digest Finalist!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Aww. Thank you, Pat. In truth, Succinctly Yours has been a wonderful writing exercise for me!

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  6. Hari OM
    Oh this one made me cackle...not a good look on a hairy-chinned, grey-haired, black-clad YAMster!!! &*<> xx

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    1. I laughed at your description, but surely we all look more lovely bubbling over with effervescent laughter, right? ;)

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  7. You are good with few words... hence the Readers Digest 100 word WINNER. Love the quote too!

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  8. Lynn, you always say the kindest things! :)

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