So now that you know all that -- can you answer a question for me? Where should I put this unique item? Cookie (the cat) investigated it -- and from the look on her face, she does not want it in her area. Feel free to post any suggestions you might have! :-)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
...not really. This is what one of Sofia's teachers handed me when I walked through the classroom door during Parent/Teacher conferences this afternoon. It is an amphora. An amphora (plural: amphorae or amphoras) is a type of ceramic vase with two handles and a long neck narrower than the body. The word amphora is Latin, derived from the Greek amphoreus (αμφορεύς), an abbreviation of amphiphoreus (αμφιφορεύς), a compound word combining amphi- ("on both sides", "twain") plus phoreus ("carrier"), from pherein ("to carry"), referring to the vessel's two carrying handles on opposite sides.
Thoughts shared by my happy bluebird at 6:03 PM