Gal and gals

Fennel umbel

Umbel (this flower cluster) and umbrella are related etymologically, despite the inserted “r”; one is from umbra (shadow) and the other is from that word’s diminutive form…. Duh.

Attended a happy celebration of an amazing life; I found it difficult to be joyous with grief simultaneously hanging heavy.

Someday I’ll try to tell the pie story, a singular, true tale that cannot fail to induce gales of laughter. RIP, Lady N.

In a totally different moment and conversation, I heard about a six-year old, keeping himself busy in part by singing lyrics JCB played for him last summer…his version included “when the gals of November came early!” My suspicion: his vocab didn’t/doesn’t extend to “gales.”

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