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Debbie Sharp Loeb, teacher by training but full-time mom to a disabled son, craftsperson, bead artist, great cook, creative homemaker & terrific spotter of cool new products for everything under the sun, presents Hodgepodge: recipes, household hints, stories about children, friends & relatives, cool stuff, music, & much more.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Another Email from a Hodgepodge Reader


I tried to post this comment on your blog, but it wouldn't let me be so wordy! So I decided to put it in an e-mail to you.

I loved the idea about the scraps in the suet basket, and also the story about the mother cutting the little tow-headed boy's hair, and the birds using the hair as nesting material.

I brush my cats occasionally, and then take the hair out of the brush and put it outside on the lawn, and the birds always seem to make off with it. Guess they're not choosy about where they get the materials for their nests!

I also was reminded me of the children's book, Harry the Dirty Dog. Harry gets a new knitted coat as a present, made by the grandmother of the children he lives with. He hates it, and does everything he can to lose it (it has roses on it!). Finally a little thread comes loose, and a bird grabs it and flies off with it, unravelling the coat in the process. The illustration is wonderful, with Harry running along barking joyfully as the bird flies off with the thread in its mouth. Later the children discover a bird's nest in the park, with the same rose pattern as Harry's coat! My children, all grown now, loved this story, and we read it again and again.

Thank you for your wonderful blog. I loved checking Hodgepodge, and seeing your creative ideas.

Blessings to you,


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