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As a child, it was one of my greatest delights to visit my grandparents in the spring when the whip-poor-wills began to call. Grandma and Grandpa lived in a remote valley of the Ozark Mountains where there were trees a plenty, and, seemingly, a whip-poor-will, or two, in each one.
My grandmother insisted that a whip-poor-will's call was not "whip-poor-will," but instead, "chip-butter-white-oak." I would listen really hard trying to hear it exactly as she said it was, but all I could hear was "whip-poor-will, whip-poor-will,..." But, I never let on to her.
I remember my grandpa watching and listening, with an amused look on his face, to one of these listening sessions. Shortly after that he began to call me, just for fun, "Chip Butter." It is a name I am proud to wear for I still love to hear that long, lonesome call on a warm summer's eve. And, sometimes, when I listen really, really hard, it seems I can hear quite clearly, "chip-butter-white-oak, chip-butter-white-oak..."


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Let Us Give Thanks...





9 comments:

  1. Oh how sweet! The most perfect Thanksgiving card!

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving Mary, your dolls are wonderful!

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  3. Wow, what a beautiful group. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

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  4. This is such a wonderful grouping, so nice to see them together! It really shows off the individual personalities of each doll.

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  5. So perfect! They look like they were made for each other.

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  6. Whooo Hooo! So cool to see all of them together, and with props too! Beautiful!

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  7. These are such splendid dolls. It's wonderful to see them all together. Thanks for sharing and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving Day.

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