Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Give and Take

It requires the knowledge of a lifetime to work the daily crossword puzzles. Fiorella calls upon her late father's golfing days for terms like tee, fore, putt, eagle, and birdie, names like Slammin' Sammy Snead. Dad's interest in baseball gives her homer, Mel Ott, Matty and Felipe Alou, Babe Ruth, Shea stadium. Her own history supplies her with such as (Yoko) Ono, Nehru jacket, and the Indian honorific, Sri.

On the other hand, Fio has also learned about things from crossword puzzles--things like the Ural and Altai mountains, several obscure European rivers, cold weather terms from the Northeast U.S. Today she discovered that the call of a moose is called a bugle.

So if you want to start your day off right,


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