Here is the original list, as amended to extend the ending date and additional alternatives to accommodate having to shelter in place/stay at home:
- in the bag
- the way to go
- a garden gate
- I stood here
- 11 o'clock
- the little things
- time for tea
- a keyhole
- flavour of the month
- a barrier
- a line
- a chain
- an alley
Alt B: Market
Alt C: The View From My Front Door
Alt D: Three Colours One One Item
Alt E: I Am Reading
Alt F: The Sky Today
Alt G: Free Choice
Alt H: Free Choice
It was a bit of a challenge to find photos for one or two of the prompts, because I had ideas for what they should be and then, couldn't go looking for the appropriate items to photograph. But, in the end, I think I liked that challenge, because it made me think "out of the box", so to speak.
My other photos for this WPSH are here: (December Photos), (January Photos), (February Photos), (March Photos).
These are my additional photos for this month:
#3 The way to go:
|#3 The Way to Go - A Map of Jerusalem|
I have two possibilities for this prompt; I couldn't quite decide between the two, so I am showing both!
#6a: My Mother's China Figurine.
My mother had said that she had this figurine and its lady companion since she was a teenager (my mother was born in 1920). I don't remember seeing the lady, though, so she must have broken a long time ago. But, my mother brought this figurine with her when she left Sri Lanka. I honestly don't know the significance of this figurine or why she chose to bring this particular item when she got rid of so many other items. The arm holding the red rose broke off once, and I glued it together and I think the head broke and I glued that together, too. Every time I declutter, I hold this figurine and ponder, but, I put it back on the shelf, simply because it was my mother's and she chose to bring it with her. It is about 6 inches high and has no identifying marks that I can make out.
|#6a Vintage: My Mother's China Figurine|
#6b: Pair of Dictionaries.
Charles Henry Carter, a Baptist missionary to what was then called Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka) compiled two dictionaries, an English-Sinhalese Dictionary and a Sinhalese-English Dictionary. According to my mother, her paternal grandfather is supposed to have worked on the compilation of the dictionaries, although I haven't been able to verify that! My mother didn't have a copy of the dictionaries, although one of her brothers had a set which went to his daughter. Then, on a subsequent visit to Sri Lanka, my step-father's sister, Aunt SM, decided to gift to me the set of dictionaries her mother had given to her, on May 6th, 1944. Her copies were printed in 1924 and in 1936 and her mother had written the date they were given to Aunt SM.
|#6b Vintage Dictionaries|
|Inscribed by my Step-father's Mother|
#8 11 o'clock:
|#8: 11 O'Clock|
The anniversary clock on the mantel. A gift from my step-father to my mother, who had a fondness for clocks. It was meant to replace another anniversary clock (one that had to be wound with a key, approximately once a year, which, apparently is why they were called anniversary clocks) that she had to give up, on the rather acrimonious occasion of the household goods being divided after my father's death. This clock is battery operated and one of the points that connect to one of the batteries broke. So, now, it runs on two batteries instead of three. It is yet another object I look at and debate whether to keep or not when I declutter.
#10 The little things:
|Display of my Collection of Little Things|
|#11 Industrial - Utility Pole|
|Industrial - Alternative!|
Or, maybe I can substitute Alt. A Chess or Checkers (below) for this! This prompt was a hard one for me!
#13 A keyhole
|#13: A Keyhole|
Alt A Chess or checkers:
|Alt A: Chess or Checkers|
Alt E: I am reading -
|Alt E: I am reading|
I am very happy to say that I have been able to take photos for all the prompts on the original list and even some of the alternatives, as well. Thank you, Eileen, for hosting this and, I am hoping that there will be a summer one, as well!