"Nana, one of the Skaters has her arm broken".
"Yes, I know, my observant Granddaughter,
it's what happens when you try skating on 'Texas'ThinIce'".
Yep, this GRIT tried 'Ice Skating' ONCE!
At the 'Mall Ya'll'! Imagine that...IceRinks in Texas...in the Summer!
Being a 'RollerRink Skater', I figured I could Ice Skate...no problem!
Dorothy Hamill I was NOT! Not even close, and I so wanted to do a Double Axel!
Instead the only Axel on Ice for this Iowa born, (IceSkating State), GRIT was on the Axel attached to the TailBone!
And that was from trying to skate going Forward!
Now, I could skate on those 'ThinBlades' all day going BACKWARDS!
So, the Moral of The Story Is... "Let Dorothy DoIt" and...
Wrap the Skating Figurines and Tailbone Axel in BubbleWrap!
Didn't you love watching Dorothy Hamill win the Olympic Gold Medal in 1976?
Did you follow the 'Hamill Hair Trend'? Yep, if I couldn't do the 'Hamill Camel Spin', at least I could do the HairDo!
Here's Dorothy's Bio on Wikipedia and Dorothy Hamill.com...if you'd like to read more about 'America's Skating Sweetheart.'
Do you 'Collect Christmas Stuff'?
I'd really like to know!
What's your most Unique Christmas Collectible?
ONE of mine are the Santa Snow Globes!
Most of mine have been gifts from
Friends and Family who say,
"Sue's EZ to buy for...She Collects Santa's"!
I love them All and enjoy decorating with them every Christmas!
Initially snow globes consisted of a heavy lead glass dome which was placed over a ceramic figure or tableau on a black cast ceramic base, filled with water and then sealed. The snow or "flitter" was created by use of bone chips or pieces of porcelain, sand or even sawdust. As they became more sophisticated, the glass became thinner, the bases were lighter (Bakelite was popular during the Art Deco period) and the snow was made out of particles of gold foil or non-soluble soap flakes although nowadays, for health and safety reasons, small pieces of white plastic are used. Later, the liquid was changed to light oil, then water with antifreeze (glycerin or glycol). An added benefit was that glycerin and glycol slowed the descent of the snow.
History of Snow Globes from Wikepedia.