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Happy Holidays from My Family

We printed, what I thought was enough of these. Our list grew this year and the requests came in for their cootie catchers. Thank you, Martha Stewart for the ideas. Our children LOVE cootie catchers.

We had a blessed year surrounded by family, friends, outstanding and fun clients. I looked forward to each day of work because of all of my creative, supportive, enjoyable, honorable, intelligent, patient clients. THANK YOU to my clients and their teams. You are an honor to work for and with:

Claudia, Bart, Madalina, Raymond, Adam, Aaron, Lyle, Caryn, Caisie & Brenda, Greg & Linda, Paul, Frank, Barbara, Byrum, Whitney, Sam, Bryan, Wes, Drew, Jeff, Valerie, Joey, Steve, Wendy, Kristin, Genevieve, Liz, Jack, Jodi, Kay, Bob & Lynne, Kristen, Linda, Michael, Mindee, Michelle, Charis, Crystal & Mike, Cionne, Tom, Matt, Rebecca & Scott, Dominic, Linda, Laurie, Kurt, Jim & Sue, Nancy & James, Matt, Valerie & Doug, Tia, Mark & Paige, Mari Anne, Wade & Laurie.

A blessed New Year’s to you all.

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Women’s Equality Day?? Take the Quiz.

OK, so today is "Women's Equality Day." But what does that mean for tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that? Every day is equality day at ProofreadNOW, so forget about patronizing and just get all the day's definitions correct.

1. beldam:
(a)
a young woman;
(b)
a woman supervising female prisoners (as in a prison);
(c)
an old woman;
(d)
a female relative.

2. calash:
(a)
a large hood worn by women in the 18th century;
(b)
the principal female character in a literary or dramatic work;
(c)
a female servant in eastern and southern Asia;
(d)
a female spirit in Gaelic folklore whose appearance or wailing warns a family that one of them will soon die.

3. doula:
(a)
an elderly woman;
(b)

a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information,
emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and
just after childbirth;
(c)
a female attendant who retrieves balls for players or officials (as in a tennis match or a baseball or basketball game);
(d)
a female adopted child.

4. modiste:
(a)
one who makes and sells fashionable dresses and hats for women;
(b)
placing a moderate estimate on one's abilities or worth;
(c)
marked by attentive concern and solicitude;
(d)
a woman who is the superior of a convent of nuns.

5. colleen:
(a)
a girl who is an attendant of a bride;
(b)
a flower girl at a wedding;
(c)
an Irish girl;
(d)
a woman employed in a dairy.

6. fatti maschii, parole femine:
(a)
deeds are males, words are females;
(b)
manly deeds, womanly words;
(c)
the state motto of Maryland;
(d)
all of the above.

7. Electra complex:
(a)
the Oedipus complex when it occurs in a female;
(b)
phobia for sleeping late;
(c)
propensity to mourn the slightest loss;
(d)
a penchant for vacuuming.

8. Pygmalion:
(a)
Greek god of transformation;
(b)
a king of Cyprus who makes a female figure of ivory that is brought to life for him by Aphrodite;
(c)
a young woman making her formal entrance into society;
(d)
pseudonym of Henry Higgins.

9. haute couture:
(a)
a woman of high social standing or rank;
(b)
a school in which the rudiments of reading and writing were taught by a woman in her own home;
(c)

an act of civility, respect, or reverence made mainly by women and
consisting of a slight lowering of the body with bending of the knees;
(d)
the houses or designers that create exclusive and often trend-setting fashions for women.

10. rebozo:
(a)
a pretty but often empty-headed young woman;
(b)
a long scarf worn chiefly by Mexican women;
(c)
a naive girl or young woman;
(d)
encore performance in a clown act.

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