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I say today is Wednesday…

Today at Patricia’s Place it is Wednesday.
It doesn’t matter what the rest of the world says
this is my place and if I want it to be Wednesday so be it.
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Today I am linking to
Word for Wednesday

My word is

STUMBLEBUM

noun,
clumsy, incompetent person, derelict, alcoholic,
destitute or down and out person

That’s the official definition, but my gramma and ma
used the word quite often to refer to their husbands.
Neither husband was incompetent, derelict or destitute.
They did however sometimes have a bit too much hooch
and that made them seem a little down and out and definitely clumsy.

When I was a kid I thought it was a term of endearment and maybe it was.
No one seemed angry with the men when they were in stumblebum mode.
In fact, there was a lot of laughter when the stumblebums were being…clumsy.
Now, if stumblebum mode got to the falling down and embarrassing stage,
I’m not saying it ever got to that stage, but if it did that could be a whole ‘nother word.
We’ll just leave it here with stumblebum.

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Okay, now it can be Thursday.

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cats · family · Five Sentence Fiction

Looking for family…

Today I am linking to
Five Sentence Fiction
the prompt this week is
Family

catandkitI thought I had found the perfect place with the best people for us to live with quietly and peacefully. The people here surprised me and I am not easily surprised. They talk sweet and nice, but they don’t love us or even like or understand us and they certainly don’t respect us.  When they started teasing and playing rough with the kid, my kid, I knew we had to leave before they broke his spirit.  So, here we are on the road again looking for a safe place to live, a sanctuary, a family.

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