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Marilee J. Layman

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08:48 pm: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
We discussed hair carpet makers in bookgroup today and then went out to Friday's (people wanted something fast and inexpensive). I gave the jewelry-type donations to the boy scout, and wore all three of the necklaces I won from BFAC -- serially, not at once -- and people liked all of them.

I didn't cook last night because I actually finished online in time to watch TV in real time instead of on tape and then I read 2.5 old newspapers. Not really much interesting today.

The WashPost did their second Peeps diorama contest and here's their top 37.

While i was reading old papers last night, I ran into a Tom Toles' cartoon that I put on the fridge.

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From:mplsvala
Date:April 20th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
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Human hair? I haven't heard of that. I know a few people still use it for art, but it is not so common as in the Victorian era when lots of little tokens were made from the loved one's hair. I met a lady who used her dog's sheddings. Originally she made sweaters, but found that they smelled bad when she was caught in the rain. So she switched to little rugs which she suggested be used in areas where they wouldn't get wet. How did it work for carpet?

And lol on Tom Toles. He's good.
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From:mjlayman
Date:April 20th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
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Oh! I forgot to give the book review! I'll do that after I put up today's auctions. We talked about our bookgroup book: The Carpet Makers.

I've heard of things from pet fur, but I don't think I'd like that!
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From:mjlayman
Date:April 22nd, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
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I can't find this online, but Dennis M. McCarthy, executive director of the Reserve Officers Association, complained about the cartoon on 3/29:

"Tom Tole's March 25 cartoon exceeded the bounds of good taste or fair comment. Any suggestion that senior military leaders don't care about the sacrifices of the troops and their families must be labeled false. No amount of investigation could lead to such a conclusion. One can certanily disagree about strategy, tactics or execution, but to argue a lack of concrrn for individual sacrifice is just plain wrong."
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