Followups to Blog Posts 13 and 14
In Blog Post 13 I told the story of my Grandma Hall falling in Love with Peter Doke at age 74. I told how she and Peter both loved writing poetry.
Well, after posting that story, my sister Deborah sent me a copy of the poem my Grandma wrote about her wedding night — truly a family treasure! It’s not very romantic, but here it is in all its gory glory:
Grandma Hall’s Wedding Night with Peter Doke Poem
I’m going to tell you about a groom
Who left his bride to shoot a coon.
Not only one but there were three
Six eyes shining in a tree
This is not all of the story —
It is terrible — awful gory
The Bride felt like a poor old hag.
Mopped up blood with a dirty rag.
Sure it happened just this way
But she’ll love him every day.
After posting “My ASL Bloopers” I was asked exactly how the blooper words were signed, and how they should have been signed. So I made a video demonstrating how to sign these pairs of words that confused me. Click here for the Video demonstrating the correct way to sign word pairs, and the trouble they can cause if mixed up.
Hay vs Salad
Horse vs Rabbit
Cell Phone vs Period
Follow vs Chase
Sin vs Spaghetti
LESSON LEARNED: Wedding nights are unpredictable, whether you’re 18 or 74!
LESSON LEARNED: Poetry can be a treasure for family descendants.
LESSON LEARNED: Remember: Whether saying, singing or signing, pay attention to your words, lest humiliation (or worse) awaits.
LESSON LEARNED: Life’s stumbles at the time may bring pain; but helping others learn from your mistakes turns that pain into gain.
Here are the links to my signing and cueing YouTube “Word Of The Day” channels. I post a new word every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Check it out and I would love to know what you think of them!
YouTube ASL Word Of The Day with PSE Sentence Examples: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLOG4fqHRMQ8zL3llMl9YDg/
YouTube Cued Speech Word Of The Day: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxojUy-dP6C2YKp3BWQPg1w/
Also, Check out my Adventure Games in the App Stores:
Please join me for my new blog posts each Friday. Have fun with your ASL and/or Cued Speech Adventures!