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Saturday, August 9, 2014

* SERENDIPITY IN IOWA *

While I was in Greenfield last week, I did a lot of walking. Why? For one reason, I didn't have a car, but also because the entire town is small, and level, and the weather was perfect. The Hotel Greenfield was right at the edge of the town square, too, so I could walk all the way around, browsing and window shopping, and purchasing some items, of course!
 
I'll be posting more photos in the next few days, but for this evening, I just have to share one of my serendipitous finds in an antique store on The Public Square.
 
 Eek! It's multiplication...with a 9!

Ahh, to find the answer, just turn it over!

After digging through a box of old flash cards of various sizes, I bought this one in J's Variety Store. Anyone who has read my memoir will know what is so significant about these particular numbers! The humorous chapter is titled, "Multiplication Made Easy." It's about how a possible life of crime was cut short at an early age!

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I'll be sharing more news and photos as soon as I can. I'm happy to announce, too, that I went all the way back to my July 8th Tea Cup Tuesday post to catch up on my replies to your comments! Wow ~ nothing like being a month behind. I promise to do better on that, and also on visiting other blogs much more often!

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10 comments:

  1. Wow that was some attaching up. Have a serene easy Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Yikes I hate autocorrect that was supposed to be catching up....
    Molly

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  3. Eeek! algebra - is there a flash card for finding X? I volunteer in a 3rd grade class. I am finally understanding fractions. I love walking and exploring towns. thanks.

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  4. Serendipity is SUCH a wonderful word - and always seems to visit in a very positive way.
    If we are talking nines, one night washing up I realised that if you multiply any whole number by nine and add the digits up - the result will be nine. I am not mathematically minded, and have no idea why I was doing mental arithmetic while I was washing up. Fascinating result though.

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  5. Amen...I am one of those not good at math. *sigh*

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  6. Math gives me hives. I love the quote and the pictures of you. You look happy.

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  7. I am way behind on blogging too, Becky. Glad you had a good trip!

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  8. I've always liked that little match joke, because I am the stereotypical "good at English bad at Math" person.

    =)

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  9. I like that cute quote at the end of your post, and your find of the multiplication cards.

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