The idea just hit me while I was out driving.   I really love those “bolt  out of the blue” kinds of creative moments.

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I’ll give you a hint to today’s “I Knew That!”  Think about well known expressions or sayings.

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Answer: (Click, hold down, and move your mouse to the right of the arrow to reveal the answer)===============>A Caboodle.  As in, “the whole Kit and Caboodle.”

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Years ago, a pay phone was something completely different than it is today.  Today’s “I Knew That!” celebrates this new “pay phone” technology.

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Answer: (Click, hold down, and move your mouse to the right of the arrow to reveal the answer)===============>Apple with their new Apple Pay.

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As of this writing, it appears the East coast is bracing for a rather large snowstorm.  And, by the time you read this, you may be hunkered down checking online radar and weather reports.  So, today’s “I Knew that!” celebrates the white fluffy stuff!

Answer: (Click, hold down, and move your mouse to the right of the arrow to reveal the answer)===============>Anne Murray


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EASY GHOST

To wrap up Inktober, this is probably the easiest ghost to draw!

It’s just a swooping line (to represent the sheet over the characte’s head), a couple of lines for feet ( shoes) and two ovals for eyes.  Add a smiley mouth and you’re all done.  Give it a try!


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FRANKIE ATM

Last year, upwards of 350 children went trick-or-treating in my neighborhood.   I’m new to the neighborhood so naturally, I underestimated the number of ghosts and goblins passing through and ran out of candy.  Plus, I was a bit too generous with the handfuls I passed out.   I simply didn’t buy enough.

This year is different.  I bought extra candy.  I’ll try to be just as generous with the amount I give to each kid.

Candy is expensive! For what I spent in candy, I’m sure there’s an alternative I can hand out that would be just as fun to get and maybe even a bit more educational.  Google to the rescue!  I found this site which has some really good ideas!  Being a cartoonist, I especially liked the idea of giving out fun little activity books, paper, and pencils.:)


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