Rabbit Trail Report

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An Old Coin and a New Word

My wife is a jewelry artist. Sometimes she reworks, rehabs, or repurposes other pieces. Since all the people in the family know this, she is the grateful recipient of everyone’s broken and/or discarded jewelry. A while back she was given a large plastic storage bin full of collected cast offs from various kin and friends of kin.

One oldie is a bolo tie with what looks like a silver dollar set in a horseshoe. That is cool enough, since I’ve loved old coins since I was a kid, but this one is older and more worn. The date is 1804 and the easiest lettering to read says “Carolus IIII.”

Hey, a Spanish Colonial coin!

A Trail About Rabbit Trails

For a first post, what better than a rabbit trail about rabbit trails? As with many trails, this one begins with a Google search: “rabbit trails”

Lo! and behold! I found a site that defines idioms. It doesn’t look like it’s been updated in a while, but it still contains some great information and temptations to wander away on many rabbit trails in the future. Cherie made the site to help non-English speakers understand some idioms. Here’s what she writes:

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