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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Friday, January 16, 2009

MAD AS A HATTER

Ya know how much I enjoy reading, love words and question where phrases originated and what the meaning was. I figured every once in a while, I'd share one with all of you.

IN THE 19TH CENTURY, CRAFTSMEN WHO MADE HATS WERE KNOWN TO BE EXCITABLE AND IRRATIONAL, AS WELL AS TO TREMBLE WITH PALSY AND MIX UP THEIR WORDS. SUCH BEHAVIOR GAVE RISE TO THE FAMILIAR EXPRESSION "MAD AS A HATTER".

THE DISORDER, CALLED HATTER'S SHAKES, WAS CAUSED BY CHRONIC MERCURY POISONING FROM THE SOLUTION USED TO TREAT THE FELT. ATTACKING THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, THE TOXIN LED TO BEHAVIORAL SYMPTOMS. (provided by htt://corsinet.com)

2 comments:

  1. At least they have an excuse for being irrational and excitable. I don't!

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  2. Well, I'm sure there must be an acronym someplace to describe how you are feeling! 50% of the population would probably say "It's a female thing!"

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