* Dord and sharing my world

Oh, what a joy to rejoin Cee and her Share Your World blogging challenge!  Check out the adorable Miss Mackenzie in Cee’s photo!

A piece of clothing from my childhood that I still remember:  This one is easy because I remember lots of my clothes, probably from photographs.  I do recall that my sister and I were often dressed as twins and my mother would even sew herself a matching dress.  For this photo, my curly hair had been pasted into place, giving me temporary bangs and braids that were hanging almost vertically.  I probably remember more about the agonies of getting my hair braided than any clothing!

1956 visiting Jeanette PA on way to Germany_0005

Irregardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility: If you could be an athlete what would do do?   Remember this is SYW, dreaming is always allowed.  I have long pursued my desire to do a cartwheel.  I could run and jump but never managed a cartwheel.  When I took a gymnastic class at college, my instructor was thrilled with my passion and told me she would make it happen.  I was a bit anxious, having had a number of falls in previous attempts (seriously, how do you fall while doing a cartwheel?).  She lined up all the participants on both sides of me, placed a lane of mats in between, and said she would also spot me.  After watching my first attempt, she encouraged me to start with more “spring.”  I sprang and flew over the line of spotters, landing with a crash on the hard gym floor.  On my ambulance ride to the ER, I decided I would never attempt another cartwheel.  Maybe in heaven….

In a car, would you rather drive or be a passenger?  Having “conquered” my driving phobia (thanks to the Lord), it is hard for my dearest teaching widower to wrest the steering wheel away from me.  It’s a sign of how far I’ve come that I do let him drive us occasionally, no longer needing to practice and practice.

And dord?  This is a ghost word that made it into the Merriam-Webster dictionary for a surprisingly long period of time.  What do you think it means?

 

6 thoughts on “* Dord and sharing my world

  1. Y’all are so cute in the photo! … Sorry for your accident in trying the cartwheel. I never could do them either. … I love the concept of a ghost word. I’d not heard of that before. Now…dord? Have no idea, but maybe an early version for nerd? haha 🙂

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  2. I don’t even want to attempt what Dord means. I’m sorry about the cartwheel incidences, although I did have to laugh at how your wrote it up.
    NOTE: I looked Dord up. But I will stay quiet. 😀

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    • Haha. Ford is an interesting story, right? I can now laugh about the cartwheel fiasco, too. That instructor was horrified and when I said I wanted to try anything new, she wouldn’t let me!!

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