Word of the Day – 24 October 2017: Fememorial.

Yes, I am a day late but I wanted to try my hand at this. I have never participated before.

This is a daily challenge from Love Will Bring Us Together’s Blog.

From the website:

So, today’s word is: Fememorial. (Noun).

Pronounced: Femm-em-or-ee-al.

A plaque, cairn, monument etc, erected as a commemoration of a woman or women in general. Also any formal reminder intended to do the same.

A word i just made up from the combination of Fem, an abbreviation of feminine/female and memorial, a remembrance.

Eg:  Since time immemorial there have been far to few fememorials – we need to address this imbalance between monuments to each sex.

A monument or memorial of a woman that could be considered one of the oldest would be the Virgin Mary. She might not be for everyone, but her image is known world wide.

mmary

Her image is on many religious items:

Another Victorian example of memorials was the Mourning Brooch. This particular brooch was of a young girl that grew up to become a nun and the items above belonged to her. She was one of the women who would have prayed to Mother Mary.

winny

I do not follow any one religion and believe that everyone should have their choice in what to believe or not. Since I am on the topic, (even though I prefer rock music), I will include a song I just love: Holy Mother by Eric Clapton and Pavarotti. What a powerhouse of a duo!

It would be nice to see more recognition of women who have been a source of change and inspiration in recent years. I can think of so many women of courage that would deserve a monument.

rebel girl

 

26 comments

  1. Great Post – thanks for the link 😉

    It never occurred to me that a Madonna would be a fememorial, but of course it fits perfectly! 😉

    I have a stylised one my Father carved sitting in my living room, now i can call it my fememorial! 😉

    Love the song/video.

    love

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    1. I am glad you approve! I wasn’t sure it would fit but I was darned if I was not going to find something for it! 🙂 I’d loved to see the one your Dad carved. There was a better version of that song years ago, I couldn’t find it the last time I checked, it must have been taken down.

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      1. I am so confused right now. How did I know what? I’m sorry <—- I am having brain fog. 😦
        Oh, you can link. I checked the settings.
        No worries if it doesn't work. But thank you for trying.

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      1. LOL! I have been laughing at out communications all day. Or miscommunications.
        When I tried to get to the link (the one that didn’t work) The page popped up and it said: “We cannot find what you were looking for” please check link…
        Then the song “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2 popped into my head and wouldn’t go away. 🙂

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    1. Got it! That is beautiful! He must have been a great woodworker. Did he have a lathe? I think you mentioned he hand carved it.
      It is beautiful and thank you so much for all your efforts to show me. Did he do it for a living?

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      1. On his behalf/memory I thank you very much.

        He was a boilermaker by trade but was very talented in art and woodwork which was his hobby.

        Yes he had a lathe he built himself using an old washing machine motor! 🙂 He turned the base then hand carved the figurine. Fememorial 😉

        love

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      2. I moved Madonna to take the pic….

        … normally she stands on the other side of the shelving unit in mum’s lounge…

        … right next to Dad’s ashes!

        I would probably not have made the connection if you had not written this post!

        Deepest thanks 🙂

        love

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