The Wee Peeple Newsletter
March 2020 Issue 157
OOPS! Nope! Closed for Pandemic!
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!
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...
Anthropologist Margaret Mead was asked by a student
The student expected Mead to talk about
fishhooks or clay pots or grinding stones.
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.
Helping someone else through difficulty
is where civilization starts," Mead said.
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