Monthly Archives: September 2008

Counting to 20

My grandmother Flossie Skaggs taught me how to count from 1 to 20 in a little jingle like this: teen, tain, tether, feather, phipps mathy, lathy, cathy, w, bodix teen dick, tain dick, tether dick, feather dick, bumpit teen bump, … Continue reading

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My Olive Tree

┬áMy favorite tree is the olive tree, the Halkidiki olive tree that produces the largest olives in Greece. Olive trees predominate the rural countryside in Sithonia, the middle peninsula of the Halkidiki (sometimes written Chalkidiki) province. Olive trees that produce … Continue reading

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