The Wee Peeple Newsletter

March 2020                                Issue 157



...time for...





OOPS! Nope! Closed for Pandemic!



Sherwood managed to stay open for three weekends.

By the fourth weekend they were shut down.




The Dollmaker and Company had already attended on Opening Sunday-


right so... these pictures were taken just before

the excrement hit the fan....


...just a buoyant  Dollmaker and her friends-

having a beverage and listening to good music

Huzzah with perhaps a little

hanky-panky going on there in the back row?

Love was in the air, one supposes..

this was all before.... "social distancing"...

here you see unsuspecting Townspeople blithely gathering

 to welcome their guests into another century... ha.

...little did they know...

that in a few short weeks

a Scourge would descend upon the Land,

this Stage would be empty and they would all be home in their pajamas

wondering WTF happened!





watching a poppy... rising...




yes indeed, people of Earth are rising to the challenge

embracing the fine distinction made between

"Night Pajamas and Day Pajamas"...







yup- things just got strange...


really did happen:







The Dollmaker's Global-Crisis Shopping Experience!

Geeze Louise!!



More than the End of the World at the Turn of the Century,

More than the End of the World predicted by the Mayan Calendar,

more than Tsunamis, Volcanoes, Wildfires, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, Sun Spots

Nuclear Meltdowns, Oil Spills, Oceans full of plastic, Climate Change 

and even more than the forced abstinence from Bluebell Ice Cream

this latest Catastrophe has served as a wake-up call...


The unprecedented glomming of Toilet Paper

sent shockwaves throughout the civilized world...

(and if people didn't hoard it before they sure will now!)

So... humans have been on the planet- say- 200,000 years, roughly-

and toilet paper has been available for approximately 163 years...

 hmmm- not long- yet at this point it could be argued that

 the use of Toilet Paper actually has come to Define Civilization as we know it!

 Without Toilet Paper, we are simply Brutes in the Wilderness...  





The Dollmaker is basically a hermit, anyway- social distancing a way of life...

but everyone has that one thing- without which Life would be unbearably dreary...

Determined to find Half and Half for her coffee

the Dollmaker finally dared to venture forth into

 a Walmart store- now populated


by gloved and masked wraiths appearing on the periphery of her vision

holding back deliberately at a certain prescribed distance..

like cautious wildlife

approaching food on the shelves

 like spaced out slow motion Hokey Pokey dancers

put your right hand in, take your right hand out...

shooting quick furtive glances.. subtle nods of the head..

like spies, in silent acknowledgement of dangerous information...




 the Dollmaker did get her Half and Half...

and gave thanks that she made it home and lived to have it in her coffee!
















The dollmaker liked the yarn known as "Thick and Thin"...

She found some on Etsy, bought 7 skeins...



and started using it right away...












Now then...

About Civilization...

 Anthropologist Margaret Mead was asked by a student

what she considered to be the first sign of civilization in a culture.

The student expected Mead to talk about

 fishhooks or clay pots or grinding stones.

But Mead said that the first sign of civilization in an ancient culture was a
femur (thighbone) that had been broken and then healed.

Mead explained that in the animal kingdom, if you break your leg, you die.

You cannot run from danger, get to the river for a drink or hunt for food.

You are meat for prowling beasts.

No animal survives a broken leg long enough for the bone to heal.

"A broken femur that has healed is evidence that someone has taken time to
stay with the one who fell, has bound up the wound, has carried the person
to safety and has tended the person through recovery.

Helping someone else through difficulty

is where civilization starts," Mead said.


~ Ira Byock~ *The Best Care Possible:

A Physician’s Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life*






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