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This is a great children's story! Superbly written with brilliant visual descriptions! I wish I could draw so we could do a book together and I could create the illustrations I see in my mind. But I can't, so... Forget that. Ha ha
This reminds me of something that happened when my daughter was in first grade. She is now 32 years old. A boy was annoying her. I told her to be nice to him because he might just be trying to make a friend and didn't know how. She took my advice, and they became friends. In junior high and high school, they dated for many years. They are still friends today. Bullies really can be changed with kindness.
Very nice story. Just a knock on the door and, a smile from the delivery boy calm the whole family down. Just show you what kindness will do.
very good poem
the saved word definitely does all you say it does
hope it gets saved
have a smiley day
It must be a generational issue, Mary. I say this word
often enough that it won't be obsolete in my sphere of
influence. It really is a terrific word to have in your
BTW, I too went to Cath. Univ. and I studied at the Paulist
Seminary. Long story. But I finished my Masters and PhD at American.
Mary Kelly how nifty of you to chose this word to be saved. It is a good one and yet a lot of young people today may have no idea of what it means. Many blessings for a great day. Patricia
Lol! I like "nifty," too. I used to say it more often and my kids said it. I remember when my daughter used it, my mother didn't know the word and was impressed by her vocabulary. Yes, hooray for "nifty!"
Go, Catholic University of America!
I like your poem. The word "nifty" I'm not certain of. I think it has been gone for some time. The last time I heard it was on the TV show of the 70s, Happy Days, which was set in the 1950s! I wasn't born until the next decade, so I really have never heard it used. Your argument for saving it is valiant, though, and your word choices are wonderful. Your cadence is my favorite part. Left me tapping my toe...
"Nifty" IS a nifty word, by heavens! I would be devastated to think that we might lose it!! Egads! *smile* Thanks for doing your part to keep this wonderful word alive and well. Good luck!
I think the word was popular in the twenties or thirties. New generations have introduced weird replaced as in "That's bad." Makes no sense!
Definition in stanza one, examples in stanza two, argument for its use in three.
A well-constructed nifty poem. Good luck in the contest.
Nifty is one of those seldom used words that does have a particular meaning and can by used to describe almost anything.
Should make an interesting entry into this contest.