SEPTEMBER 2021 – QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER
NOTE: Eight pieces of FREE downloadable artwork are a part of this newsletter!
Everyone knows how to play Jeopardy, right? It’s been a popular TV game show since it first aired in 1964 with host, Art Fleming. But just in case you have never seen it, the show gives answers to questions and expects the contestants to provide the question. As an example, the Jeopardy host might say, “This American philosopher, essayist, and lecturer led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.” The successful contestant would supply the question, “Who was Ralph Waldo Emerson?”
I use this example because of my parents. They both loved Jeopardy and had a running gag whenever they watched it. If the winning question involved a person’s name and my parents did not know the actual name, Dad would intone – with great solemnity – “Who was Ralph Waldo Emerson?”
As I write this for my September Newsletter, I am thinking of my parents. We Jewish folks remember our deceased annually on the anniversary of their passing. We call it a yahrzeit. Since Mom died in August, 2002 and Dad died in October, 2010, I remember them fondly at this time. In their memory, I share this game of Jeopardy.
For the following eight images, imagine the TV show host saying: “This mid-19th century Transcendentalist famously said…” Then imagine Dad shouting the CORRECT question: “Who was Ralph Waldo Emerson?”
GOOD NEWS: If you love any of these quotes, I have created them as PDF files that you can download and print at home. See the end of the Newsletter for tips on how to get the best results when printing these 8” X 8” designs.
The Jeopardy Game, Part 2:
Here is the next Jeopardy answer: The place to go if you need a good book to read.
Here is the CORRECT question: What is the Book Blog page of Lorie’s website?
As an example, check out this book by Annie Lyons. If you liked A Man Called Ove, you are guaranteed to like this one. By the end of this book, Eudora Honeysett gets exactly what she deserves! And I mean this in the kindest of ways and with some rejoicing.
The Jeopardy Game, Part 3:
Here is the next Jeopardy answer: This is literally the HOT new item in Lorie’s Etsy Shop.
Here is the CORRECT question: What Are Cozy Corn Cushions?
Is your neck or back aching? Let this Microwavable Corn Bag come to the rescue! Each bag is made of 100% cotton fabric and filled with field corn. It measures 7″ X 11″. It’s a great gift, but you’ll want one too.
Printing tips for the Emerson Quotes:
As promised, here are tips on how to get the best results when printing the FREE 8” X 8” designs offered in the Newsletter.
- All files are set up for easy at-home printing on letter-sized paper (8 ½” X 11”).
- I recommend using 80 lb white cardstock for home printers.
- You may also take the file to your neighborhood print shop or send it to an online printer.
- Such printers can enhance the finished product by printing on high quality paper or even on canvas and they can adjust the size to your requirements.
- The Emerson prints can be trimmed easily to 8” X 8” and will then fit a standard picture frame perfectly.
- Download it now. Print it now. Frame it now. Hang it (or gift it) now.
Here are the PDF files:
Want to read more great quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson? Click here: https://parade.com/1079155/stephanieosmanski/ralph-waldo-emerson-quotes/
A note in closing:
Thanks for reading this quarterly newsletter. I am hoping two things:
- That you tell your friends about me and ask them to join my mailing list.
- That you will think of my Etsy shop whenever you need a gift.