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ANSWERS TO WORDS RULE

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

1. The words are composed of two shorter words in a row. (Example: carnation = car + nation.)

2. New words are formed when s is added to beginning. (Example: ash = sash.)

3. Letters can be rearranged to form new words. (Bean = bane, pea = ape, parsley = players, yam = may.)

  
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DONNETTASUE 5/26/2010 11:41AM

  Very interesting. Thanks.

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SVELTINGTON 5/25/2010 7:59AM

    Keep these coming. I need all the brain exercise I can get!

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WESLEYV 5/25/2010 7:31AM

    Thanks.

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WORDS RULE

Monday, May 24, 2010

1. These words follow a rule: buttercup, carnation, foxglove, larkspur.

These words don't follow it: amaryllis, hyacinth, marigold, peony.

Can you find the rule?

2. These words follow a rule: ash, oak, pear, pine.

These words don't follow it: birch, elm, larch, maple.

Can you find the rule?

3. These words follow a rule: bean, pea, parsley, yam.

These words don't follow it: beet, broccoli, corn, squash.

Can you find the rule?

(Borrowed from Marilyn von Savant in Parade.)

Answers will follow tomorrow.

  
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DAISES2 5/25/2010 1:45AM

    too much for my jelly brain today lol

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DENI_ZEN 5/24/2010 6:10PM

    LOL! I'll pass; I'm terrible at t his stuff :)

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SVELTINGTON 5/24/2010 4:38PM

    I think I have #1 but 2 & 3 I have no idea. Looking forward to tomorrow and the answers
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LLLAWSON 5/24/2010 8:04AM

    I'll be thinking about this all day. hmmmm I'll have to go to work and ask my dad. He has masters in horticulture. It will be fun to see what he comes us with.

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More about the Festival of Cultures

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Here is the lineup of the entertainment & cultures we saw yesterday:

Choom Sarang Korean Dance Group
Ballet Russe
Niles Korean School
Northshore Dance & Drama Center
Opening Ceremonies-Parade of Flags & the Singing of the National Anthem & the Pledge of Allegiance
Thai Classical Music & Dance of Wat Dhammara
Payaliya Dance Studio (Indian)
Sark Antaramian (Armenian, Russian & Assyrian)
Tibetan Alliance
Chinese Cultural & Educational Association & Chinese Language School
Tierra Colombiana Dance
Chicago, Okinawa Performing Group (Japanese)
Passport to Philippines
The Princes of Futa (African)
Evanston Scottish Country Dancers

Whew - when I list it all, it really takes my breath away. The music, the costumes, the background information - wonderful!

  
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SVELTINGTON 5/23/2010 10:25PM

    Glad you had a great time. It sounds like a lot of fun.
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STARRPARENT 5/23/2010 8:23PM

    WOW that was a lot. Glad you were able to go and see.

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PJSTIME 5/23/2010 12:44PM

    Thats a full day of diversified entertainment. Glad you enjoyed it.

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DENI_ZEN 5/23/2010 11:40AM

    Sounds like some fascinating, thrilling entertainment! What a great way to spend your Saturday!! emoticon

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MYFEETHURT 5/23/2010 8:35AM

  We have a cultural festival here as well each year. You are so right, Judy...it's wonderful to experience a little of so many different cultures...seeing the costumes, hearing the music, reading the history...and here at least...tasting their native dishes. glad you and DH had such a great time. mary

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FESTIVAL OF CULTURES

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Every year, the weekend before Memorial Day, Skokie Park District in Illinois puts on a 2 day Festival of Cultures. It features some of the diverse cultures that reside in our community, showcasing them in many ways. They have tents where they can show art work and other crafts from their cultures, along with the history of their people. In addition, there is non-stop entertainment, from 11 am to 7 pm.

Some of the entertainment is singing, some is dancing...all is entertaining and enlightening. It helps everyone present to see other cultures and learn about them.

My husband & I love this event so much - we haven't missed a year since we've been married. Before I got married, I went by myself every year since it has begun!

Today's the day! Cliff took the day off from work so we could spend the whole day there - we're meeting my Dad & his girlfriend there, too. The weather is supposed to cooperate, too, for a change. We have attended this event when it was really cold, broiling hot, and even when it was raining! Today should be relatively pleasant.

Can't wait!!!

  
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LLLAWSON 5/22/2010 9:40PM

    We have something like that. Local Colors - it's only a one day event. They have food, music, costumes. When my kids were younger I used to take them. Ours was last week-end. I just didn't make it down there. Hope you had fun.

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PJSTIME 5/22/2010 4:43PM

    What a great tradition. I hope you have a wonderful day. PJ

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DENI_ZEN 5/22/2010 1:18PM

    That's so exciting! I love cultural festivals :) I'm glad you'll have had a great day for it, too. I especially loved a Greek festival at an area church. They'd have retsina wine, lamb roast on a spit, and lots of bouzouki music and dancing! What's so great about your festival is the way it links you to other cultures within your area - fantastic!!! Have a great time - Sandi

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DAISES2 5/22/2010 10:57AM

    wow you must really like if you have been going all these years.
have a great time

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ETORRES88 5/22/2010 10:16AM

    I love learning about different cultures!!!!!!!

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Great Bear Wilderness

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Today, Cliff & I went to Brookfield Zoo. We visited a brand new exhibit (opened May 8th!) called Great Bear Wilderness. It was amazing. Compared to the previous exhibits the bears lived in...this is nirvana! They now have large grassy areas along with a huge pool to swim in. Plus, the bison are living in an area that really makes you feel as if you are back in the old days with Indians roaming the country. Gorgeous close up views of the bison.

We also had the joy of seeing a family of geese - mom, dad & their 7 newborn babies! Really neat. We got to get very close to them. It was really, truly awesome!

Oh, and we really got in some great walking - pretty slowly...but lots of walking! It was a win-win day all around.

  
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DONNETTASUE 5/20/2010 5:24PM

  What a relaxing and special day. Sounds like a place I should see. emoticon

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DAISES2 5/16/2010 8:46AM

    sounds like a really good day,we love going to the zoo,we go about 4 times a year

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DENI_ZEN 5/15/2010 8:48PM

    Sounds like a really delightful day! And don't you just love geese? They seem to pass through our area fairly regularly :)

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SVELTINGTON 5/15/2010 8:05PM

    But did they have honey?
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PJSTIME 5/15/2010 8:01PM

    Sounds like a wonderful day, Ours has been rainy and cloudy all day. So it was an inside day here.

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