SEYMS = MESSY
SSEEN = SENSE
SUEYNA = UNEASY
LAPLOG = GALLOP
WHEN THE TEACHER TAUGHT SUBTRACTION TO THE STUDENTS, IT WAS A – – –
ESS SEN NES LLO = LESSEN LESSON
Good Morning, Everyone! 2️⃣➖1️⃣ A LESSON TO BE YEARNED 2️⃣➖1️⃣
🎶 The modern family has time to burn…We all take LESSONS, we try to learn…The latest new thing’s we never do things…We just take LESSONS…. 🎶 “Taking Lessons” Allan Sherman…(circa) mid 1960’s
2️⃣➖1️⃣ It sometimes gets UNEASY, when the concentration seems
To fly right by the Little Ones…while lost in their daydreams…
It’s not like things get MESSY, but a SENSE of loss is felt,
When they sit and look right at you…with no knowledge ‘neath their belt…
Their little minds can GALLOP, from one subject to the next,
Sometimes leaving a teacher feeling definitely perplexed…
But bottom line it’s worth it, and it doesn’t pay to stressin’
They may not grasp the first time but there’ll be a LESSEN LESSON! 2️⃣➖1️⃣
So I’m figuring that almost all of you out there, at one time or another, have found yourselves in a situation such as what we have here today – Speaking with Little Ones, 3-4-5 years old…and dealing with what is sometimes the attention span of a gnat. And please…don’t get me wrong…I adore the Little Ones…but there are those times when you could be speaking to them about say…taking one apple away from two…and one of them pipes up and says…”Do you know that my Daddy’s not going to be able to play baseball this summer”. And for that minute, you’re like..”Huh”? Or maybe you’re talking about playing baseball…and another might bring up the rising cost of yak milk in Tibet. You know, things like that…It’s all in the attention span, Folks. The less there is…the less you’re going to succeed with a lesson…Ok…Time to concentrate on our puzzle…
Once again today, we’re not seeing any new words. While they were most recently seen in 2017, ‘18 and ‘19, all four do go back a few years…so we can’t say we weren’t taught them in the past. But what is new this morning is that the two five-letter words are both repeat anagrams from 2017. SEYMS from April 22nd, and SSEEN from September 29th respectively. And they’re both very well scrambled, considering we’re dealing with only five letters, and those S’s running amok...But they were easily solved by the Early Birds. As for our 6-letter words, UNEASY caused 4 of them a quick second glance, (the UN words tend to be tricky…and remember we just had one on Thursday)?…But it’s GALLOP that could possible be the runaway stumper, according to some of them this morning. The proverbial horse of a different color, if you will.. They easily solved it, but suggested that the scramble showing the presence of two actual words, LAP and LOG could be a little off-putting. A lesson of sorts? It remains to be seen…
Today our puzzle brings us into what looks like a pre-K, or Kindergarten classroom. I say that because my little nieces and nephews, all in school since they’re three years old, have already learned the basic “one plus one”, and “two take away one”. They amaze me with what they’re learning at what seems to be such a young age. But as I said earlier, it’s that attention span that gets me. I guess it works a lot differently in an organized setting, because they’re definitely learning…but somehow when they’re with me? I all too often get those yak milk conversations…you know the lack of concentration ones..Hmm. Maybe it’s because I’m usually wearing Mickey or Minnie Mouse Ears when I’m with them? You think that’s it? But seriously, Folks, the teacher here today is trying her best to explain simple subtraction, and the response she’s getting is less than ideal…Who likes apples, and who’s looking for a guarantee that he won’t have to share with his sister! Her LESSEN LESSON may have hit a snag…It’s yak milk all over again…
Eye candy? Doesn’t add up two much today…pretty cut and dry. Cutest little classroom scene…but what you see is what you get…more or less. So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Wishing you all a peaceful, happy day…and let’s not forget to count our blessings…2️⃣➖1️⃣🙋🏻♀️
Well good morning! With all this stay in place mandate, I finally have a little time to let you all know I’m well and still humbling along. Still on the job, albeit from home. I am directing a regional team on the SouthCoast of MA that is dealing with the mass “lessening” of workers across the spectrum. Yup – I’m the lucky guy who is coordinating Unemployment Claims by the thousands. And the Jumble keeps me and the others grounded before we start our 12 hour days. Truly a lessen lesson across country. Stay safe and be diligent folks – this is no joke and the road to adding jobs back will be slow and painful. Thanks Angela for keeping myself and others grounded in these challenging times!
Good Morning, Jim. It’s so good to hear from you…it’s been a while, and I’ve thought of you often. I’m glad you’re safely at home, but a twelve hour day must be grueling. Please take care of yourself, I’m sure there are many people depending on you. Thank you very much for the kind words. You’ve always been a true gentleman. And yes, challenging times for sure…So whatever you feel I’m offering in the way of help, know that I’m happy to do so. Be well, and stay safe, Jim. All my best to you and yours…(And I’ll take care of the typos)😉🙋🏻♀️
⏱ Feeling UNEASY with the MESSY situation he inherited, he had a SENSE of resentment, since time was of the essence, and he couldn’t just GALLOP through it…it was a LESSEN LESSON he was learning…⏱🙋🏻♀️
🐎 The horse made him UNEASY…with its GALLOP way too quick,
And he wondered if the horse could SENSE it..and not care a lick…
It could become quite MESSY if he couldn’t get it tame,
He didn’t want the others pointing fingers, shifting blame…
He’d need more time and definitely needed better sessions,
To make sure that he’d not end up with just a LESSEN LESSON…🐎🙋🏻♀️
The only problem I had with this is figuring out which LESS*N goes first.
Interesting point, Jim. It didn’t occur to me. Good Morning, and I agree…Another easy, breezy puzzle. Be well and stay safe, Jim, 2️⃣➖1️⃣🙋🏻♀️
Good morning. At first for the word Sense I had Essen which is German for Eat. I have that sign above my stove from a German Theme dinner at a restaurant last year. For the cartoon I was able to get both words but wasn’t really sure I had it right. Thank you Angela for that great song choice today. I really enjoyed it. Until tomorrow stay well.
Good Morning, Brooklyn. And it’s also a city in Germany…well-known to us crossword aficionados! But I’m glad you got your “S” in the right place! 😉 Glad too that you enjoyed the song…I hoped you might. YW… Funny, there’s like a gazillion songs out there with numbers…but somehow I felt we could all use the laugh…Be well, and stay safe, Brooklyn.2️⃣➖1️⃣🙋🏻♀️
Hey Angela, I just saw this video that you’ve got to see! It’s the Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” updated to “I Gotta Wash My Hands” for Coronavirus!
Hi Mike…Where’ve you been hiding? (In light of things…no pun intended)…Good to hear from you…hope all is well. This is too funny, thank you. There’s so many memes and things going around, especially on Facebook. I’ve been bombarding Steve with them. And the funny thing is you cant help but laugh, despite the seriousness of the subject. I sometimes feel guilty! And some of them are soooo outright irreverent to boot. But as I told Paul about my song choice, God knows we need to try to laugh, right? Mixed emotions…The Beatles pic..I think that was the cover of their first album, no? I’d have to look..but I think it is. They’re so young there…and there’s so much hair!😂 Thanks for the diversion, and again it’s good to hear from you. How’re you doing with the new puppy? Got him completely trained yet? Be well, Mike…stay safe. 2️⃣➖1️⃣🙋🏻♀️
I was dogless for 4 months, but I finally adopted a male American Eskimo a month and a half ago. Sometimes it feels like he’s the one training me, like how he likes his food, than the other way around.
LOL! I hear ya! But you know it’s now or never as far as showing him who’s boss. You let too much time go by…there’s NOME telling what may happen! 😉 Hope he makes you happy, Mike. Have a good night. Stay safe. 🐶🙋🏻♀️
No, Mike. Wrong photo…but it sure looks familiar…🤷🏻♀️
Angela, The photo looks so familiar I thought it would be really easy to find – thought it was one of the US album covers – but the only one that came close was this one from Capitol’s “Early Beatles” compilation:
Yes, I know, I already told Mike that I checked it out. I think it’s from those cards that were sold back when they first became popular here. 🙋🏻♀️
(Butting in here), Mike! That is fabulous! (Or should I say “gear fab” 😂). I’ll be sending that to a lot of people.
Especially after just reading Paul and Angela’s comments about German and Germany – had to send this one – “Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand”:
Steve–I was wondering who was Sid Berstein, the name that appears behind the guys in the video. I found he was the American music promoter who first brought the Bealles to America. In the link below, he is shown next to a Beatles concert poster, and the lettering looks exactly like what we can see in the video. So maybe the pic in the video is based on one of their posters.
Thanks Mike! The name sounded familiar but I didn’t remember the details. Gotta love the prices on that poster – you had to shell out $4.50, $5.00 or even – gasp! $5.75 for the big spenders.
I suspect that photo is from a British photo shoot or maybe even one of Astrid Kirchherr’s (there’s that German connection again!) but I haven’t found any further info.
This is interesting:
“The front cover photo for this album features the same back cover photo for the British LP Beatles for Sale.”
Here it is from a Chicago Tribune obit for photographer Robert Freeman.
I think this is it. They’re standing in the exact positions as on the poster and the video:
I think you’re right. They’re in the same positions and the expressions look the same. I don’t remember seeing EPs back then. Must have been more in the UK.
👏🏻👏🏻 You guys were on a mission! Well done! I asked the Lou’s if one of them would go up into the attic to get my Beatles boxes…but so far no one’s bit. There were two sets of cards, if I’m not mistaken, with 60 or so cards in each. It’s all part of the stuff that was left to me by my Father, and uncles, and I know I’ve seen the picture before. Whether it’s part of the sets, or an 8 by10, or something in an old magazine from back then, I’m not sure. I haven’t looked into the boxes in at least 20 years. Note the coloring and shading? Like how those old movies look on TV after the colorization is done? The original pic was black and white. A lifetime ago…Again, Kudos! 👏🏻🙋🏻♀️
Thanks, Angela! I kind of surprised myself that I could find it, but then again there are two factors; One, Google and Wikipedia make it possible and even quick (can you imagine trying to track down the photo without them?) and Two, I seem to have plenty of time on my hands lately! All that said, it was a fun search! 🙋🏻♂️
Impossible without Google and Wikipedia…🤷🏻♀️
And one more (hopefully last) thing I just found – this is the entire back cover of “Beatles For Sale” including the picture and rest of the info. Mike, I’m not sure where you got the EP impression, but this is the standard UK LP version.
Oh, and I never heard of the Beatles’ card sets. What a wonderful keepsake to have!
They’re like Baseball cards. I know, it’s nice. 🙋🏻♀️
S’s running wild this morning.Uneasy gave me reason to pause as well,as I tried to make uneasy into any use at first.Lesson was an obvious second word,but lessen took a little more thought.Missing our trip N to see our lovely grand kids,especially the darling 5 year old twins,Kate and Jane,in Ronald Reagan country,Dixon,Illinois.
Good Morning, Professor. I hear ya. We’re all missing being with our loved ones. This is all so unnatural. But we’ve no other choice right now…so we do what we gotta do. What you’ve said about LESSON?…You’re right on the money. I meant to mention that this morning, but forgot. It was definitely a given. As for Any Use? 🙂 You gave me a CHUCKle! Another one that eluded me this morning! Hang in there, Prof…And I hope you get to FaceTime with the Little Ones. It’s a blessing…Be well and stay safe. 2️⃣➖1️⃣🙋🏻♀️
Hi all – For the third word I put the Y at the end and saw EASY and only then noticed that ‘UN’ was also there, so that was doubly “easy” (a “two-trick pony”?) Didn’t guess the answer, but saw LESSON when I wrote down the letters which showed the cute pun.
This is why I could never teach kids – I’d be shouting “ANSWER THE QUESTION” and then they’d have to come and drag me away. 😂 I do feel sorry that they don’t have desks and chairs, though, and the teacher really went the extra mile getting the apples red on a blackboard (in my paper, anyway).
Good wishes to everyone.
“As the equestrian’s horse approached the hedge at a GALLOP, she had an UNEASY SENSE that this could get MESSY.”
LOL! No, you only think you’d yell at the kids..Kids often sit in circles on the floor on mats…depending on what they’re doing…but the chairs and tables are always there. No desks though…those come later. And nice slant on the sentence…👏🏻👏🏻 Messy, indeed! Be well, Steve…stay safe. 2️⃣➖1️⃣🙋🏻♀️
Uneasy gave me pause this morning but otherwise no problem with the puzzle. I love the Beatles parody, Mike M. Thanks so much for sharing it. Stay well fellow Jumblers.
Hi Betty…Something about those UN words that always seem to rear their ugly heads…but we prevail! Be well too, Betty…Stay safe.2️⃣➖1️⃣🙋🏻♀️
Yea!! Thanks for the easy day. Have a good weekend.
Yes, it was Jane. Wishing you a good weekend too. Be well and safe. 2️⃣➖1️⃣🙋🏻♀️