Tuesday, April 21, 2015

No hing. DONT GIVE UP.


Hmph. The co-op doesn't carry asafoetida (hing). I even dared to try to pronounce it so I could ask.

I must go on a field trip. That's another thing I'll miss from Memory Care: a couple times a month we'd take an outing.
I've heard tell of a fabulous Indian market across the river (the Mississippi)––perhaps I'll head over there today.

So, no to hing . . . but yes, see-through cloth!

The Thrift Store had a yard and a half of this >
material for $1.50.
It should sew up nicely as produce bags.

I also signed up to cashier at the store again, after months of only sorting, to make sure I get my recommended daily dose of human contact, annoying as it can be.


This is one day early for Earth Day 2015, but here's Walt Kelly's Pogo poster for the first Earth Day, in 1970. 

According to This Day in Quotes, the tag is a take-off on. . .
"We have met the enemy and they are ours — one of two famous quotes from U.S. Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry after defeating a British naval squadron on Lake Erie during the War of 1812. 
(Perry’s other famous quote was, Don’t give up the ship.)"
 That's a good one for Earth Day too. Here, I made my own poster:

But, hey--Perry didn't actually say "Don't give up the ship"--he had a personal battle flag sewn with this, the final command of his friend Captain James Lawrence as he lay dying in a ship battle during the War of 1812.

Margaret Forster Stewart, her three daughters, her sister, and a cousin made the flag.

There never was an apostrophe on the flag's DONT. 
NASA image from Ten Historic Photos of Earth From Space

Image of and info about Perry's battle flag in an article in the Pennsylvania Heritage Magazine.


Clowncar said...

Add a T and the co-op has nothing.

The Crow said...

Beautiful fabric, Fresca; great find!

Fresca said...



(Heh, no, I get it.)

CROW: So... want a produce bag?