DEMMO – MODEM
KEHRI – HIKER
TAYRIF – RATIFY
CEJERT – REJECT
CARTOON ANSWER: WILLIAM CLEMENT INVENTED THE GRANDFATHER CLOCK BECAUSE HE WAS ABLE TO – – –
MEM HK ATI EET = MAKE THE TIME
Good Morning, Everyone! 🎶 TIME IS ON MY SIDE 🎶 The Rolling Stones -1964 https://tinyurl.com/y74lanhf
🎶 My GRANDFATHER’s CLOCK was too large for the shelf, so it stood ninety years on the floor…It was taller by half than the old man himself…Though it weighed not a pennyweight more…🎶 “My Grandfather’s Clock” – Johnny Cash 1959 https://tinyurl.com/y9yf3wx5
🕰 In the days before a MODEM and the like became the norm,
Was a man named William Clement with a clock of stately form.
So determined to perfect it, he would REJECT social fun,
And the drive to RATIFY his clock began to get humdrum.
But he knew that he could swing it and a HIKER he became,
Going back and forth with paperwork so he could claim his fame…
And in 1680 England things finally did chime…
And all because Bill Clement made sure to MAKE THE TIME 🕰
After all the new words we’ve endured this week, today we get a reprieve…all old TIME favorites. Would you believe that between 2014 and today HIKER has appeared 10 TIMEs? And what really got me was that not once was it anagrammed the same! It’s only 5 letters! Talk about I before E, etc, etc…!!! Anyway, HOUR other words are all Repeat-Repeats also, with MODEM, appearing for the 6th TIME and being our most recent entry, dating back to October 16th ’18. None of HOUR words took much TIME in solving, but RATIFY did look like Tariff to a few of the Early Birds at first glance, and called for a SECOND look…So, on to HOUR cartoon…
Today we travel back to circa 1680’s England, and find ourselves in the home of Mr & Mrs WILLIAM CLEMENT. Mrs Clement looking ever so fashionable in her Blonde Gibson Girl upSWEPT do and high ruffle-necked blouse, is ready to leave for the Opera, and goes looking for Bill. But Bill is so WOUND UP in MAKING his clock, that he REJECTs the invitation, and CHIMES in with the news that he’s going to spend a few more HOURS working…Wait a MINUTE, again? Poor Mrs Clement, always coming in SECOND…No wonder she looks a little TICKed off…But in answer to our question…William invented the GRANDFATHER CLOCK because he was able to…MAKE THE TIME.
Eye candy? With the panel shaded completely in Purple, the Brown color of the CLOCK and the Workbench definitely STANDs out. Beyond Mrs Clement, we see Patterned wallpaper, with Lattice work above it. The CLOCK is opened, and we see William with his right HAND inside the clocks’ PIT, and the PENDULUM, which is Gold, is being held. His left hand is adjusting the HOUR hand. A missing LINK though is that we don’t see the CHAINS. Perhaps it’s a little too EARLY in the process…On his workbench are the two Gold WEIGHTS, the clocks’ Gray DIAL, 3 Gray gears and a small Gray handle. A Brown Phillips head screwdriver lies nearby. Jeff’s expertly drawn the CLOCK to MINUTE detail, with flowers engraved on the upper door, and showing both the ornately-carved SPLIT PEDIMENT at top, and the PLINTH at the bottom, besides the little hook inside where the PENDULUM will HANG, and the tiny latch on the door. William, sporting long Grayish hair SWEPT up on the sides, is casually dressed for the TIME in a beige vintage draw-string shirt. Mrs Clement, as mentioned before, dressed in TIMEless elegance befitting her NIGHT at the Opera, is draped in layered Purple, with a White Collar. She’s seen with her right HAND rising up, in a SWINGing MOTION…But the eye candy today? If you look real closely…William has a single BEAD OF SWEAT on his brow…Maybe it’s TIME he took a break…So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! And keep in mind…THYME waits for no man…but BAY LEAVES…🕰🙋🏻