Wednesday, February 20, 2008

leaving on a jet plane

tomorrow morning the mouse will be boarding a plane for a wee trip down to metro dc. no new posts until I return! looking forward to visiting family and friends - and especially meeting a couple 'friends I've never met' from the cyberhood!

in case you haven't heard tomorrow is also the 50th anniversary of the peace sign!

the peace sign ☮ debuted on february 21, 1958. it was designed by gerald holtom a professional designer and artist based out of london. holtom created the symbol for the direct action committee against nuclear war. the symbol is a combination of the semaphonic signals for N and D. since the 1960s the peace symbol, as designed by holtom, has become a ubiquitous image for peace movements world wide.

one last thing I have to just share the joy - today's post brought the cutest mouse ever from my wonderful sister annie. then later when jane and I did our monthly stop at the junk shop on the way to book group I found a kermit needing a home (for 3.50 - yes a total steal! hey, I was willing to pay up to 20 bucks if necessary!)
photos: top: peace flag flying proudly on ave C; middle pics peace flag with f and w/ k at mother's day peace rally at edgewater park, cleveland 2007; bottom ~ kermie and kim taken at bookgroup @ c's house.


R.L. Bourges said...

the mouse is the cutest; thanks for the heads up about the peace sign. I'll try to do something on it tomorrow.
Enjoy d.c. Tell Reya the crazy one in France says hi.

lettuce said...

i LOVE the knitted mouse.

have a great holiday and fun with Reya.

jenclair said...

I had no idea about the origin of the peace sign - Thanks!

Love the mouse. Have a great time, Kim!

Unknown said...

Hope you have a great time away.

That mouse is too cute for words and Kermie ain't half bad either!

Salty Miss Jill said...

I love feminist mousie and your beau Kermie! You keep good company.

Dumdad said...

Have fun.

P.S. Maurice likes the mouse.

Steve Reed said...

I never knew that history of the peace sign! That's great info! :)

Have a great time in DC and say howdy to Reya!

Gary said...

Have a great trip. I look forward to reading about it when you return.

Barbara said...

I LOVE Kermit. One of my favorite homemade Halloween costumes was a Kermit, size 4. My daughter was still wearing the head piece in high school!

Looking forward to lunch tomorrow!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

happy the cutest mouse and kermie brought some smiles. I just got the story about the mouse - it was made by a scottish woman who lives in zambia (where my sister lives) - annie picked it up at a holiday craft show in early december.

pretty cold in dc - where are the crocuses? yesterday when I arrived it was clear and blue and beautiful. excellent weather for a little walkabout. today icy stuff all day, good for staying in and working on projects with my folks!

all hellos will be passed on. and reya, barbara and I will send out some energy to all of you in our cyberhood during tomorrow's meet!


WAT said...

Wait, does the drawn peace sign anniversary coincide with the finger "V" shape we do too?

D.C. again huh? I could've sworn I remember you going not too long ago, and it sounds like fun all over again.

KERMIT! A true bargain! He graces my cubicle at work as I've already told ya. Now I just gotta take his picture! HE IS SO AWESOME!

Professor Montblanc said...

I am finding that i am in love with the knitted mouse.

Tres interesting the beginning of the sign of peace. I had no idea.


Ruth L.~ said...

I wandered here from "The Life of Tere." I saw your avitar-- the camera-- and I saw you were a reader, and I thought, what better combination?

Avid Reader said...

have fun in D.C!!!!

dennis said...

Dennis wants to know who is watching Kimy's MICE while she is away!?!

Ms. Mamma said...

Very cute and anyone who gives respite and sanctuary to wayward frogs is a gem in my book!