Friday, December 7, 2018

340/365/Happy Free-for-All

I went to book group for the first time in thirteen months, and the book was treecentric, so Elizabeth brought acorns she’d gathered from her woods and placed them at each place setting, and I said that when I was a kid we’d use the caps to make shrill whistle sounds, and none of them had ever heard of that and they asked me to demonstrate, as Julie’s cap had fallen off her acorn, and I said flatter caps were best, and the one I was handed was decidedly not flat, which I joked would be my excuse if I couldn’t do it, but after a few tries I got it, and everyone was very impressed.


  1. We did that! And people are impressed when you do it.

  2. I want to learn how to do that!

  3. I didn't know about whistling with acorns. Very cool.

    Was the book "The Hidden Life of Trees?" Clare gave me that over a year ago and I have not yet read it.

  4. So now I know another thing you can do, that I cannot, and I am plunged, yet again, into what can only be called a pit of what must be despair. You are lucky that you are cute.

    1. We must find a warm afternoon to devote ourselves to acorn screeching. I will try to teach you.

  5. What??? We have acorns. Why didn't anyone ever show me how to do that?