Monday, January 26, 2015

Magnet Monday: Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement

Cheesy Refrigerator Magnet for Monday, January 26, 2015
Thoreau quote, vinyl on magnet, circa 2003

In honor of Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement. Not at all related to children's books and amusement parks, it was the brainchild of one Ralph Morrison, a Michigan storyteller and sometime teacher. He meant it to be a day of kindness to each other, explaining that Toad Hollow was not on any conventional map but could be found in each person's heart.  

Many moons ago, I relocated closer to family after living for many many moons some distance away. My decision to leave was rather sudden, came as a shock to some, and a genuine surprise to most everyone else (love can have that effect). A very dear and supportive friend gave this to me as her way of saying "screw the critics - do what makes you happy." You go, Toad!

Magnet Monday features a selection from our semi-vast and ever growing collection of cheesy refrigerator magnets. Without doubt the perfect souvenir. Only slightly less cheesy than collecting snow globes but maybe a lot easier to smuggle in your bra. If need be. Which I hope it never is. Unless it's really worth it.

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