Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Original Wonder Woman


This is my mother- the original Wonder Woman. Not only did she and my father raise 5 children to (nearly finished!) adulthood, she has a bounteous garden, is working on finishing her degree, and pulls out the 5-inch-thick "Webster's Dictionary" whenever someone asks "What is a...?" She ALSO babysits Ernie every Friday night- now THAT is wonderful!

By the way, for those who don't know, a cockle is a noun:
1.any bivalve mollusk of the genus Cardium, having somewhat heart-shaped, radially ribbed valves, esp. C. edule, the common edible species of Europe.
2.any of various allied or similar mollusks.
3.cockleshell (defs. 1, 2).
4.a wrinkle; pucker: a cockle in fabric.
5.a small, crisp candy of sugar and flour, bearing a motto.
–verb (used without object)
6.to contract into wrinkles; pucker: This paper cockles easily.
7.to rise in short, irregular waves; ripple: The waves cockled along the shore.
–verb (used with object)
8.to cause to wrinkle, pucker, or ripple: The wind cockled the water.
9.cockles of one's heart, the depths of one's emotions or feelings: The happy family scene warmed the cockles of his heart.

That's what the dictionary said!

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