The Wee Peeple Newsletter
February 2017 Issue 120
This month the Dollmaker learned how to take "screenshots" heehee (these are from moo.com)
She also enjoyed designing 13 new
Name Tags for the Dolls
...Signs of the Times....
The hotel was packed with Seasoned Veterans
fondly remembering Yesteryear over drinks
those good old Acts of Non-violent Civil Disobedience... oh yeah!
those crazy Arrests, Rallies, and Confrontational Moments of Times gone by...
oh yeah... currently sharing Common Cause with a bright new Generation
of young ladies affectionately thought of as
the "Daughters of Co-operative Instigation"
All were swept into the kaleidoscopic intertwining of Joy and Outrage
forthrightly sharing Tales of Empowerment...
delicately, with relish, (and drumming), extracting the "Be Wild" from the Bewilderment.
an unexpected Doll Cognizance
at the 2017 Women's Conference...
Many "Regular Dolls"
(Wise Women, Healers, Catpeeple... and that lot)
congregated along the banks of the "Grande Doll March Route" (which occupied 3 tables)
and these "other Dolls" became the "spectators"...
observing (carefully, it would seem) from "the sidelines"....
evidently, those "Spectator Dolls" were
paying FAr more attention than the Dollmaker gave them credit for...
while that tiny -but dedicated- Legion of Pussyhatter Dolls -marched effervescently-
down hallways, across tables, and up into hotel rooms...
...each one carrying a Sign, some Dolls carrying Two Signs...
...all seemed well and good...
...but soon afterwards....
Ordinarily demure, normal, well-adjusted Dolls, like the
Wise Women, the Greenmen... and even the Healer Dolls,
previously content to have their message "tacitly understood"...
"expressed non-verbally"... "implied indirectly"...
and so forth...
boldly following the provocative example of their peers, suddenly waxed Articulate!
demonstrating an Explosion in Communication previously unprecedented
complete with pertinent
and then! they, too,
the Wise Women, the Greenmen... and even the Healer Dolls
began to March!
oh good grief.
well... for cat's sake!
They will NOT be ignored!
the Catpeeple Dolls
so... (between naps)
they wasted no time
oh c'mon now... no, wait!
the Fairies of Delight just HAD To.
They simply had to do it, too!
Somehow agreeing solemnly that every Sprite has the
Right to Delight
they promptly established the first
March For Magic
or, in their language,
Flitter For Magic
the Dollmaker never knows nowadays
WHO WILL MARCH NEXT ?
the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry presented
for the 13th year in a row...
Many savory Soups waited inside the Bastrop High School Event Center (aka: Cafeteria)
Many Hand Decorated Bowls waited on tables near the door...
Accompanied by Carol, the Dollmaker arrived (very) early...
"We take these bowls seriously!" Carol laughed,
as they determinedly held their ground at the front of the line...
It's funny how some things can get
SO competitive SO suddenly...
anyway... just sayin... the struggle was real but...
those girls GOT the Bowls they wanted...
"The Tiger"... "The Queen"... and "The Indian-blanket Flower"
were the themes of this year's Chosen Bowls..
Thank you, Food Pantry,
for using the money from this fund-raiser
to Feed the Poor!
Thank you to the 16 local Restaurants who participated!
The Soups were Amazing!!!
And Thanks to all the Teachers who helped
and the Children who decorated the bowls!
LOVE the new bowls!
Five years ago, the Dollmaker's home burned to the ground
which instantly made her a HOMELESS PERSON. An Evacuee.
...some would say... a Refugee.
now THAT was weird.
So she KNOWS what it feels like to be a disaster victim
innocent of all blame, yet still
in a load of......
...that moment when one fully realizes there's no place
Therefore, in the Spirit of Compassion for ALL people who have lost their Homes
(or even worse- their Homelands!):
...no signage or pink kitten-hats here...
They don't even march.
But they Do represent real people temporarily in trouble
doing the best they can to move on.
Thank you to everyone who helped ME...
and to All souls who Help those in
is usually... Visiting Month! Lunch Month!
this February the Dollmaker did not meet her usual quota
of "lunches" with girlfriends
She did still get to spend SOME quality time with friends!
and 30 What's Up PussyHat Dolls found homes around the country...
which is why the Dollmaker felt it would be OK to
go back on Ebay and purchase those Other
perfectly round Stone Balls she's been Watching...
The real white ones are from Florida- the darker smoother ones are from Oregon.
The ones from New Mexico and Texas are in the mail!
And she is Still Looking... maybe some day she will find
a perfectly round stone ball made of chert
like the one she lost in the fire...
She's getting close...
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