Friday, August 13, 2010


I'm trying to remember -- does Auntie Em wear a shawl?

Certainly not when she's out by the hen house with Uncle Henry, putting the new chicks into coops just ahead of the looming storm.

Maybe later -- there's those scenes after the house and everyting else has been carried up into the sky, remember the despicable Miss Almira Gulch riding her bike in the wind, and Auntie Em swinging back and forth in her rocking chair, blissfully knitting as if she were sitting in her parlor firmly on the ground?

Didn't Auntie Em wear a shawl then?

The blue-green shaded triangular shawl I've just finished is for the silent auction at the 2010 Kansas Authors Club on October 1-3, but I'm tempted to keep it for myself. Only, you know Auntie Em would be wearing brown, not blue.

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