Author: LindaLee

Midday Matinee – The Jackalope

The jackalope became a topic of discussion and much laughter last night. Supposedly a jackalope is a horned or antlered jack rabbit. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. The first jackalope was a taxidermy joke perpetrated by two brothers, the Herricks of Douglas, Wyoming in 1923. A rabbit carcass was tosssed into a pile and landed near some deer antlers. Through the magic of taxidermy, the jackalope was born. The first one sold in 1932 for $10. The jackalope became a popular local attraction...

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Midday Matinee – Normal?

What does “normal” even mean anymore? I am losing track of the usual meaning and it stresses me. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Here are Miriam Webster’s definitions of normal: 2 b : conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern normal working hours He had a normal childhood. the effect of normal aging 4 a : of, relating to, or characterized by average intelligence or development IQs within the normal range 4 b : free from mental illness : mentally sound symptoms...

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Midday Matinee – Governor Steve Beshear

Steve Beshear, former Governor of Kentucky, gave the Democratic response to the Presidential address last night. If you find yourself in need in talking points on why Obamacare is worth defending, his speech is a good guide. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. He successfully implemented KyNect, Kentucky’s state-administered version of the Affordable Care Act. +++++ Credit: Adobe Stock Images. Standard...

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Midday Matinee – Seeing “Hidden Figures”

I went to see Hidden Figures on Saturday afternoon by myself. I am not a regular movie goer but had heard an interview with the author, Margot Lee Shetterly. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. I have been struggling with despair since the election. I could not march given my recent broken ankle, but I did knit pussyhats for those that could. I needed some sort of emotional connection to a larger vision. Listening to interviews with Shetterly, I decided to see this movie....

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Midday Matinee – Selling the Green Beans

My parenting and grandparenting approach has been to “sell” the experience to my kids and grandkids. I think kids take clues from how we present or react to things. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Yesterday I was giving my 6 month granddaughter green beans. Her mom had tried and couldn’t get any in. I mixed the beans with a bit of rice cereal and got into totally emotive selling mode. I smiled. I grinned. I smacked my lips. I said “yum yum.” I...

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