I didn't participate in Friday 56 this week, for some unknown reason. But I do have a few lines to share with you from "Fall on your Knees" by Ann-Marie MacDonald.
Mercedes doesn't much care for dolls any more, but Lily is passionate about them and so is Frances. ...At the moment, they are all nicely lined up against the hope chest: there is Maurice, the organ-grinder's monkey;there is Scarlet Fever, the girl baby with the porcelain head; there is Diphtheria Rose, whose velvet dress Frances has shortened fashionably; there are the twins sailors, Typhoid and TB Ahoy, and the little boy doll, Small Pox. There used to be a lovely lady doll in a ballgown, Cholera La France, but she got lost somewhere. In pride of place is the flamenco dancer with her crimson dress and castanets. Spanish Influenza.
Doesn't this make you think what on earth was going on in the world, that these little girls found this language so familiar. It's a must read, recommended by "Lennie" from Alphabet Soup.