Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"W" * Did I really never post this? Is my A-Z never going to be finished?

Oh horrors! I just realized that my draft for the letter "W" for the "A to Z challenge" never got posted! So, I didn't do all 26 letters last April! Yikes!

So, even though it's late, and in order to say that I did indeed finish the challenge, I need to print it now....


The World and the Word and the Woman at the Well. (We'll call her Wendy)

The woman at the well heard the Word from the Word and her world whirled in a worshipful way.

If you heard me try to say this sentence you would probably laugh. When the letters "w" and "r" are in a word together I end to lose the "r" sound. I think it comes from having a mother who was raised in Rhode Island... you know where they "pak the cas in the paking lot."

In elementary school in Pennsylvania, all of the teachers knew that my mom was from Rhode Island and when they heard me speaking without my Rs, they just smiled and said, "Oh she's just picking up her mother's accent."

It wasn't until 6th grade that someone realized that it didn't matter how her mother talked, Linda needed to learn to say her "r"s! So, I entered speech class at 11 years old in the sixth grade along with lots of other 1st and 2nd graders. I didn't really mind. I think it got me out of math class or something... and the homework was easy. I just had to practice things like "Robert ran down the road running after the rabbit."

It seems though, that I must have missed the sessions with words like "World War one", and "rural".

What does this have to do with the Woman at the Well?

Well, nothing really...She could probably say her "r"s just fine...



Arlee Bird said...

So I guess now you deserve an official congratulations for completing the A to Z Challenge. Thanks for being a part of it.

Tossing It Out

Sheila Siler said...

Yeah, you finished!