ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our NINTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "W".
Ever wonder where the tradition of naming the collarbone of a fowl, a 'wish bone' and why you're supposed to make a wish before breaking it? The tradition goes back 2,400 years ago and was borne out of the beliefs of the Etruscans in regards to squawking hens. The link provided will take you to the rest of the story behind the tradition and how it came to New England with America's early settlers. This one is a chicken bone.
WINGS/WING SPAN/WING SPREAD
Eagles have large wing spans or a large wing spread, depending on how you want to use the the word. I don't normally encounter live eagles with their wings spread open, so this will have to do! By the way, the wing span of the American Bald Eagle is anywhere from 79 to 90 inches! My husband saw one flying over the Rio Grande river at 7 a.m. on his way up to Angel Fire the other day. He did comment on how large the wingspan was on the eagle.
Depending on if you want to refer to this line of service by gender or not, where would we be if no one took on this job? I was a waitress in college and it put me through school. Whenever we go out to eat, if my husband realizes that our wait person is working their way through college, he leaves them an even bigger tip as he knows from my story telling, that it is a hard job.
It is quite possible that you've never had the occasion to use Webril wipes in your lifetime. I've had to in printmaking. We use them to wipe our photo-sensitive plates dry. Webril wipes are lint-free, so it is a specialized product.
I just noticed that today is the last day of fall and tomorrow marks the first day of winter. Also known as the winter's solstice. I think we have had an early start here in NM as we've had blizzard like conditions off and on throughout the day. The good news is, that the temps averaged around 37 degrees, so it makes for a lot of slush.
It's definitely a white and whacky winter here.
I hope everyone has a Merry Happy Christmas Holiday!