Walking softly

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Following diplomatic advice with a branch of cinnamon camphor. Koishikawa Botanical Garden, January 10.

What Theodore Roosevelt said was not "walk softly but carry a big stick" as is often mis-quoted. He gave his famous quote during a speech in 1903:

There is a homely old adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.

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was that psycopatic-1930's-english-whodunit-murderess-look
aimed for?;-)

1823 the year a bully was born.

Tod managed to capture my alter-ego. Usually I keep her carefully hidden away, but the feel of the cudgel in my hand undid me.

You look like mom! Is she a psychopathic english murderess? Eeek!

I'll bet that cinnamon smelled wonderful.

You found the cloche, too!

I seem to have the Jenkins Neck. Not a shock, since I take after that side of the family so closely, but I wish I had a more svelte neckline. At least I look a little mysterious. "What is that crazy lady going to do with that stick?"

I dub this photo "Sister with Cudgel - Run, Run, Run!"

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