It has been almost seven months since I have done a post cataloging responses I’ve received on my blog. So here are some that might be of interest. Mary who is one of my most faithful blog readers was intrigued by my post on Warli art. She used the technique to make a birthday card for her grandson.
Probably my most popular post in the last while is the one I did about my husband transporting a pineapple crisp on the back of his bicycle. My great-niece Isabella and her grandma, my sister-in-law Shirley, told me that after they read the post about the pineapple crisp they were inspired to make a peach crisp. My Auntie Mildred read the post about my grandmother’s honeymoon journal and told me she remembered my grandparents as wonderful, sweet people who were such fun.
When I did a post about A Men Working sign wondering why it didn’t include women, my friend Millie said it was because women don’t need a sign to let people know when they are working.
My post about Thin Places prompted a blog reader named Dean to write that his thin place is Tsawwassen British Columbia.
My cousin-in-law Joanne could identify with the post about my Dad and my aunt spending time together. She said she and her three sisters are very close. They get together all the time and help and support one another.
My former colleague Perry who lives in Halifax now liked my post about Peanut Park in Winnipeg. When he and his wife were first married they lived right across from the park.
I got quite a few responses to my post on the word ‘Yeet.’ My friend Jennifer who lives in Hong Kong said her pre-teen has been using the word and she’s glad now she knows what it means. A former teaching colleague said she had learned the word from her students. An art gallery colleague who considers herself a linguist said she was surprised she’d never heard the word. My friend Heather said her teenagers just roll their eyes when she tries to use ‘yeet.’
Probably no post in recent months had as many likes and shares and comments as the one I wrote called Pro-Life or Anti Woman. Abortion is clearly a topic that people feel very strongly about. Interestingly that post led to me meeting with a woman who identifies as being pro-life and we talked about all the things we had in common. I wrote a post about that too.
My post about Miriam Toews and her relationship with her hometown received plenty of responses and was shared on many different sites. One Facebook responder suggested we put up a sign in Steinbach honoring Miriam Toews, but writer Armin Wiebe reminded him that it took ten years after Margaret Laurence’s death for her hometown of Neepawa to honor her in any way.
Thanks to everyone who reads my blog and especially those readers who take the time to write comments. I appreciate them all.