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C is for Cotton, Concentrator, and Christmas Card Bowl

Posted by lindamartinandersen on April 4, 2016

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A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart  “C is for Cotton, Concentrators, and Christmas Card Bowl” by Linda Martin Andersen

This month I’m sharing photos and blog posts from A-Z.  I’m excited about trying something new.  I hope you’ll stop by often throughout the month.

Check out the participants for the April (2016) Challenge.  There are plenty to choose from http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

An ABC Find:

First Presbyterian Church. Copyright 2012. Linda Martin Andersen

First Presbyterian Church. Copyright 2012. Linda Martin Andersen

Yesterday, I discovered an ABC Find.  While driving, I turned from  Ann Street onto Bow Street, where our church sits on the corner. I like that the word “church” completed the ABC find.  I never noticed this ABC Find until participating in the 2016 A-Z Blog Challenge;  yet I’ve passed by these street signs all my life.

C is for Cotton

 I live near cotton fields.  I tease that it’s as close to snow-covered fields as southerners usually get.  Squint and see if you can imagine snow.

Riddle:  What do you call a cotton-picking good friend?

Answer: A cotton harvester.

Fall 2012. Close up. Copyright Linda Andersen

Fall 2012. Close up. Copyright Linda Andersen

Fall 2012. Copyright Linda Andersen

Fall 2012. Copyright Linda Andersen


C is for Concentrator

IMG_0583  Two of my family members now require oxygen and concentrators provide it for home use.  This model comes with a top attachment that refills small portable cylinders, often referred to as tanks.  “E” cylinders, larger ones, are most often delivered by medical suppliers.  Patients place these on carts for portable use.  Smaller tanks are sometimes carried on the patient’s shoulder.  Do you know anyone who requires supplemental oxygen?  I’m thankful concentrators are a medical option available for patients who want to remain in their homes.

C is for Christmas Card Bowl

Years ago, when shopping in an antique/vintage shop, I spotted some reduced Christmas merchandise.  I fell in love with a set of bowls made from Christmas cards and stitched together.  Have you ever recycled cards?  What did you make?

Christmas Card Bowls. Copyright 2015. Linda Martin Andersen

Christmas Card Bowls. Copyright 2015. Linda Martin Andersen

What “C” words come to mind for you? I hope you’ll share why they’re special to you.

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

22 Responses to “C is for Cotton, Concentrator, and Christmas Card Bowl”

  1. C is for caring friends. 🙂

  2. Gretchen said

    C is for celebrating changes.

    • Interesting choice, Gretchen. We don’t always welcome change. It’s great when we have changes we want to celebrate. I hope you’re experiencing positive change at this time. Thanks so much for commenting.

  3. Bee Halton said

    How could I miss you do A-Z too? So sorry. I love the Christmas Card bowl. It’s just so cheerful 🙂

  4. Joan Y. Edwards said

    Dear Linda,
    May all who need an oxygen concentrator be blessed with better health and well-being.
    Sometimes a need a concentrator to help me focus on the positive!

    May God bless you, Linda Martin Andersen.
    You’re a blessing to our world.

    • What a sweet message about wishing well wishes and better health for those who need concentrators. I wish there were concentrators for better focus too. But I don’t want the tubing to trip me up either! 😉 Gotta laugh where we can.

      Thanks for your kind words about me, dearest of friends! Best wishes right back at you.

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  6. C is for CREATIVITY and your post was fun and full of it. Happy A to Z and best wishes for the greatest success.

    • Thanks for saying my blog post was fun and full of creativity. I’d love to consider a Happy A-Z Challenge. What a great idea. Thanks for the well wishes. I checked out your blog and signed up for it. Thanks for following mine too!

  7. C is for calico cats, candy and other goodies, cologne, candle light, and best of all for Clever Linda.

    • Sarah, I always liked calico cats. They have a cool look. Candy is always good–hard to save for special occasions. 😉 I just put my window candles away about a week ago. They brought warmth to cold, dark nights. I am honored to rank among your other fun “C” things. Thanks so much! I love that you’re playing this with me. Love you, girl!

  8. godselfie said

    I am enjoying your posts Linda! You are so creative with your alphabets. Your C for Concentrator is thought-provoking. How often we take for granted the oxygen that we breathe. May God bless you and your family members.

    • Renee, thanks for letting me know that you’re enjoying my A-Z Posts. The Concentrator one does remind us how fortunate most of us are to be able to rely on room air to breathe. Thank you for your compassion and blessings! It’s always great to read your inspirational posts and view your art. You are blessed by God to be a blessing. I’m thankful we connected online.

  9. A few people at church use the oxygen in tanks. They carry the cylinders in a nylon bag that I think has extra cannulas (cannulae?). Occasionally I’ll see someone wheeling the canister around (not one of the big ones, of course…).

    We saw cotton fields in Mississippi and Alabama when we were driving back from a wedding in Missouri. That was the only time I’ve actually seen how it grows.

    • John,

      Thanks so much for visiting my post today. Most appreciated.

      I remember the first time I saw a man carrying a oxygen cylinder in a shoulder bag. He was attending an auction. I remember thinking what a blessing that he wasn’t homebound. Now, I more frequently see portable tanks in nylon bags or tanks pulled on single or double carts.

      I’m glad you got to see how cotton grows. It can be a pretty sight.

  10. It’s a good thing you have access to a concentrator. Where would be if we lived a very long time ago? And you’re a cotton harvester, Linda. If you want to see snow, come for a visit. We got blasted with a storm the other day. I have plenty to share. Love the Christmas card bowl too. 🙂

    • Tracy, I’ve thought on the way it used to be and my guess is many wouldn’t be alive today under yesterday’s health care conditions. I’ll pass on the chance to see snow right now. I probably would have jumped at the invitation when I was younger. 😉 Maybe this last cold snap reminded me of my Christmas card bowls, plus I had a photo ready to go. Thanks for visiting and playing along. You’re so fun!

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