Saturday, April 13, 2019
Mama (and Sherry) tried
Trucks of Art
I would love to be a ‘Wordsmith’ (I think that is a word). I have for years said I have the vocabulary of an 8th grader (C student) and I do. But now when I read and talk to HS and some college grads I think the world has 'dumbed down' or I have gotten smarter. LOL
I have worked college grads who could not write coherently in a pass-down log. (Notes that tell the next shift what has been accomplished and still needs attention.)
I have had a problem with the English language especially since 'trying' to write BECAUSE I never considered it that important. As long as I could get the point across, what was the use of ‘tenses, correct verbs and ‘them’ adverbs? I seldom gave a thought to what someone who 'knew' thought.
The only thing I enjoyed about English Class was diagramming sentences, I loved that. Story telling came natural to me. (not lying, but at times, as a kid, I was pretty good at that also LOL). A story teller can ry to cover up ignorance by appearing to ‘colloquialize’ his language.
Third grade, I wrote a book report once on a book entitled ‘Rockefeller’. The book had a picture of a steam shovel on the front, so I did as I had in the past, made up a story instead of reading the book. Imagine my surprise when the teacher KNEW the book was not about a steam shovel named Rockefeller, but John D Rockefeller. LOL She did give me a ‘C’ for imagination but warned me that was the last time.
I am getting a ‘little’ better with my English, Sherry tries. (Sorta like the country song, “Mama Tried.”) Sherry and her friends Evelyn & JoAnn were the smart ones in school and assist in keeping me strait(er).
I admire and thoroughly enjoy Susan Kane and ‘ol Rick Watson (whatshisname, as Jilda must call him) and their succinct, ‘easy read’ writing.
I am sure when I reach 90, imma gonna ‘write’ a best seller. Shucks, maybe 'out do' my 322 seller. LOL