Yearly Archives: 2011

Six Sentence Sunday # 24

Had that really been just a week ago?  A wry smile tugged at her lips. Her new life was  a far cry from the sunny bungalow-on-the-beach with art-trumps-comfort furnishings she’d shared with David. Though centered on a wide tree-lined lane in

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Trivia Thursday # 23

In the 1840s the slave-merchants who had previously sold slaves from the Wekalet el-Gallabeh in Cairo were forced to transfer their trade to a “city of the dead” (cemetary city) outside of Cairo called Kaid Bey because of the government’s belief the slave markets

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Four Bad Mommies

Today I’m confessing my motherly sins over at http://www.4badmommies.com. Please join me there!

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Six Sentence Sunday # 23

“Excuse me,” Lou Ann held up a finger to the women. She met the man as he reached the bottom step, arching her back just a little so that her round bottom stuck out and her even rounder chest thrust

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Trivia Thursday # 22

In the early 1800s in Cairo native Christian and Jewish men were easily distinguishable by the color of their turbans, which were black, blue, or light brown. – source: The Englishwoman in Egypt by Sophia Poole 1846

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Six Sentence Sunday # 22

From the moment Cherry dried her tears and set her jaw to fight, Ro had begun gleefully rushing her all over Triple Oaks and beyond. “Gatherin’ ammunition” the old woman had called it. They’d visited carpenters, roofers, tilers, and painters,

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Trivia Thursday # 21

In the early 1800s, in letters home, Sophia Poole describes the street of Cairo as generally narrow (5 to 10 feet wide) and unpaved. Though some streets were as little as 4 feet wide and a few could be forty or

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Journal

“Do you believe in miracles?” “Yes.” “Do you think I could get a miracle?” “You’re going to get a miracle, Mom. Just not the one you think you want. It’s going to be so much better than that.” She nodded. Two

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Six Sentence Sunday # 21

Cherry  tapped her forehead lightly against the pine door frame as if to knock some sense into herself. She shouldn’t be here staring at her husband as he slept, taking the chance of being discovered, tempting herself to throw caution to the wind and touch

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Trivia Thursday # 20

In the early 1800’s snake charmers where plentiful in Cairo. Upon visiting a home the owner believed to be troubled with a snake the charmer might say: “I conjure thee, by our Lord Suleyman” (Solomon, son of David) “who ruled over

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