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    Today is a National Holiday, and yesterday was Sunday, with no mail delivery, so no new mermaids have swam ashore.
    I will wait with towels and comforters for them to arrive tomorrow.
    It is COLD today, 28 degrees F BELOW ZERO, and although Mermaids have adapted to cold climes, this is COLD>

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    Please sign me up.

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    Welcome boots, I signed you up

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    Sign me up for sure Vicki.

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    Marvelous Mermaids received from aginghippychic.
    Thanks so much for including a hostie card.
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    Please sign me up too. I was able to work on some cards while snowed in.

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    Welcome JenUrebel.
    I signed you up.

    Welcome slipperyfox.
    I signed you up.
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    Magic Mermaids received from Karch.

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    I mailed mine yesterday.

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    Thanks.
    I will watch for them.

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    My mermaids will be in the mail on Monday, March 1!

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    When I was a little girl, I used to always ask my folks to take me out to eat at the El Rancho Motel. I think I had spaghetti or something, but the mermaids were the real draw. I was fascinated by them and wanted to know more about them - how they lived underwater and what they did. I believed. I still believe. Some bar up here decided to bring in some performers and do some underwater stuff, but I don't believe that one lasted. And it certainly wasn't like the El Rancho Motel.

    Here's a link to an old advertisement. https://www.flickr.com/photos/79761301@N00/2210838610

    There were other favorites I'd go with my dad - Millbrae Pancake House. Once, the Easter Bunny was there and scared the daylights out of me (I still have the picture) and that's where I learned that Rick Nelson had died (front page of the newspaper in the newsstand). They had the best pancakes and boysenberry syrup and the best staff. For frozen strawberry sherbet, we'd go to Shaw's Ice Cream parlor.

    Well, I'm headed out to a painting workshop now (well, out via my in home painting studio that is).

    By the way, I once drew a hippocampus and didn't realize what it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrinaLD View Post
    When I was a little girl, I used to always ask my folks to take me out to eat at the El Rancho Motel. I think I had spaghetti or something, but the mermaids were the real draw. I was fascinated by them and wanted to know more about them - how they lived underwater and what they did. I believed. I still believe. Some bar up here decided to bring in some performers and do some underwater stuff, but I don't believe that one lasted. And it certainly wasn't like the El Rancho Motel.

    Here's a link to an old advertisement. https://www.flickr.com/photos/79761301@N00/2210838610

    There were other favorites I'd go with my dad - Millbrae Pancake House. Once, the Easter Bunny was there and scared the daylights out of me (I still have the picture) and that's where I learned that Rick Nelson had died (front page of the newspaper in the newsstand). They had the best pancakes and boysenberry syrup and the best staff. For frozen strawberry sherbet, we'd go to Shaw's Ice Cream parlor.

    Well, I'm headed out to a painting workshop now (well, out via my in home painting studio that is).

    By the way, I once drew a hippocampus and didn't realize what it was.

    HOW wonderful!
    I grew up in a farm in Iowa, and was considered Iowa Corn "backward" early on.
    But I was smart enough to WIN a sewing machine at age 9, and have sewn incessantly since, and have subsequently won "Bernina" contests, "Elna" contests, Pattern design contests for Mccalls Patterns, sorry, I am wondering.....

    Anyway, I had a thing for mermaids, and I sewed me a mermaid tail that pulled on like a pair of pants.
    Then, as soon as the local irrigation pond thawed, I "turned into a mermaid" by pulling on my tail, and I dove into the pond.
    I near drowned!
    Unless one does the "Dolphin Kick Stroke" (legs together kicking together), as versus scissors kicking which most of us are taught and are used to using, one can't swim effectively with a tail holding ones legs together.
    Plus the weight of a water-logged tail is difficult to maneuver, and pulls one DOWN>>>>>>
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    Vicki, I've been sewing since at least that age. I never maid a mermaid tail, but I can image yours and have this vision now of you diving in with it on. So, was it difficult to maneuver when you had it on? I still love to sew and also have a collection of vintage machines and supplies. I also still have, and use, my very first sewing machine that has travelled far and wide with me.

    Congratulations on the contest wins!

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    I don't know which was worse....the crochet/knitted mermaid tail "blankets" that are sold everywhere

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    or the "improvement" I made by using swimsuit fabric, which is made to go into water and I thought would work better.
    I still almost drowned!

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    AWESOME Mermaids received from Donnacr.
    These only took about 2 1/2 weeks to reach me -- slightly quicker than usual.
    Thanks so much for including a hostie card, and postage.

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    FABULOUS Merpeople received from JohnK.
    Thanks so much for including a hostie card, and the Trivia cards.
    I played, and I refuse to tell you how I scored on the Trivia questions..........
    Last edited by Vicki Z; 02-28-2021 at 09:01 PM.

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    I drop my cards off yesterday.
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    FAB ATCs.
    I will let you know when they arrive

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