Fire and Three

    Tink’s latest Weekly Word Challenge is “fire” and “three”.


    Chatty loves the “fire” part especially, because she gets to mention the wonderful Museum of Firefighting, which is located here in Phoenix. It is known, fittingly enough, as The Hall of Flame


    Arizona is also proud to have:


    Here in Glendale, the fire vehicles are no longer red, but yellow. Research indicates that yellow is easier to see at night:


    Now, Chatty was a Brownie in her youth, but her best friend was a Campfire Girl. Chatty yearned to be a Campfire Girl, because Brownie uniforms were frumpy and very very brown – and we had to wear beanies. Really ugly beanies (come to think of it, are there any attractive ones?) Campfire girls wore pretty blue uniforms with nifty red kerchiefs around their necks. *Sigh*

    Chatty’s friend had a book passed down from her grandmother to her mother and finally to her. It was an old book when my friend’s grandmother bought it, but my friend and I loved it. It was a thrilling adventure about plucky Campfire girls who got lost on a long hike at Christmas.  The really great stories never get old *smile*. Chatty went looking for the book, and sort of found it – at least online. It is called “Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains, or, a Christmas Success Against Odds”, by Stella M. Francis, and it dates from 1918:


    Please note on the cover that Campfire is wrongly hyphenated, and Allegheny is miss-spelled. I guess survival skills were more important than grammar and spelling…at least to the book’s publisher – and possibly for those THREE plucky Campfire girls, too!

   Rounding out the “fire” category, here’s a nasty critter the Campfire Girls were lucky not to run into when lost in the wilderness (although if Chatty can trust her memory, they ran into almost everything else…):


    Now, once again, a number from the series by Robert Indiana:


    The word “three” comes up in a lot of movies.  Here are a few examples (and Chatty’s very first attempt at a collage):

    And this is the logo of a very small but very cool jazz club in London, where Amy Winehouse (appropriately enough) played one of her earliest gigs:


    A little music, please, maestro!

    That’s it from Chatty for this week’s challenge. Thanks again to Tink for letting everyone play!


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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3 Responses to Fire and Three

  1. Newt says:

    Ok, you take the cake on the creative use of WWC. Wow, I’m really impressed. The movie thing was what put the icing on the wwc award cake. That and the campfire girls. Most impressive!

  2. Karen says:

    Woo Hoo! I came back to see if your comments were working, so far so good!I just had to say I was a Campfire Girl. Okay, I was a Bluebird, which is to Campfire Girls what Brownie is to Girl Scouts. But nobody I know has ever even heard of such a thing!

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