Shiny and Era

    Well, Tink’s Weekly Word Challenge really forced Chatty to put on her thinking cap. The words she assigned us are “shiny” and “era”.

   For some reason, Chatty had never noticed how shiny some ordinary objects are when viewed for that quality, rather than just their usefulness:


    These new quarters are really pretty – and a wonderful tribute to each state – but frankly, sometimes Chatty misses our beautiful eagle, which is why she put him in the middle, even though he’s not as new and shiny as the others…


    Of course, we all love our shiny cell phones:


    And while “Era” is a laundry detergent:


    the word “era” also describes other things, like a decade:



    The roaring twenties… what a decade THAT was, and an interesting era. In fact, American women got the vote…which eventually led to interesting things in another era – the 1980’s, and the fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment…


    It was during this era of campaigning for the E.R.A. that we learned having the vote was not enough to assure equality…


    So now, we’re all back in the kitchen (and the laundry room), with a detergent to remind us of how near we came, and how far we still have to go…




About merseamersea

setter of cryptic crosswords, designer of jewelry, paper and card maker, editor, quilter, embroiderer, cook, avid mystery reader and occasional writer. Find me on Facebook as Maggie-beth Rees Rasor.
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17 Responses to Shiny and Era

  1. Tink says:

    Great pictures AND a history lesson? You rock the casbah! 😉

  2. The E.R.A. thing is a stroke of genius.

  3. Newt says:

    Wow, that was a spectacular and creative use of ERA!!!!!

  4. gary says:

    oh yes, a shiny old car gets it all together in one

  5. Reb says:

    Very good job! Love the car and the flappers!

  6. Carly says:

    Very creative. For some reason I’m very fond of the cell picture. The way the light hits it and the colors are very captivating together.

  7. moo says:

    LOVE the shiny photos … they are just great!

  8. G-man says:

    Nicely done!! Excellent pictures. I thought about the detergent too late. :/ Good job.

  9. kcinnova says:

    ERA? Quarters? Laundry Detergent? Oh, the standards you set! I can only aspire to think 1/10th as creatively you! And the red fabric the quarters are reclining their shiny selves upon? Beautiful!

  10. farmerswife says:

    Wow! Great take on the “ERA.” The detergent was a great lead in and way to incorporate history!!! [Out of the Box]!!

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