Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bail for fun

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Time to Ponder yet again.  You know the drill... I post a prompt that has multiple meanings and we get see what you write! Add you post to the linky and wait for the magic!!

(If you want to send me words that you would like us all to ponder - please feel free to do so!)

Today's word is Bail (you can always grab the prompt early by visiting the Pondering Page

So here is a tidbit from my past that I rarely think about: When I was a little girl our parents (3 bros and I) enrolled us in sailing classes every summer. We would sail sabots (little 8 foot sailboats).  I was quite small and would often capsize. I remember that when I took water into the boat I would be told to bail. So that is my first impression of this word, however now that I've grown a bit older I find that I am constantly having to bail my kids out of financial jams.... (well not so constantly any more - but does it end???)

And then of course there are the Bail Bondsmen all over the place. Never quite understood why posting money was considered bail when I always thought the word was used to empty - or save something.

Around Halloween many mazes are made from a bale of hay.... not sure if I've ever seen that word used in any other meaning...

How about you?  Any ideas on bail?

Happy Pondering!


  1. Sailing classes sound like a lot of fun.
    'Bail' is a difficult word for me to write about, and I've learned new things.

    1. I do like to set out some challenges and learn new things.

  2. The bailing never really stops completely. But I'm grateful that I can be there to help out. Better to give them money now when it's needed rather than when you are gone, and they don't need it anymore.

  3. Bailing out our kids is a parent's job. Thanks for hosting!

    1. Oh I agree...but with the extension of life expectancy, bailing became a full time job!


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