Picture is from Pixabay showing some kinds of palimpsestes, palimpsests I’ve used in past time of my life.     I now use micro-soft Word 8.  I’ll get 10 when I can afford to.


Dear Readers:

I am sitting here at my palimpsest as I have done many times before trying to perfect a blog for you bloggers.  I use this palimpsest when I need to present high quality even though high quantity is not demanded or expected.

Ho, now some of you probably think I am stretching a bit to come up with this blog in which I can use the MW Word of the Day.  No, I assure you this word often comes to mind when I sit at my Word program in which I pre-write my articles.  I am telling you today about using a palimpsest because I want truth – the whole truth.   I don’t want to fake it with my readers who believe I just sit down magically and write amazing stuff first time through.  No not at all!  I copy/paste from Word when I have an insecure morning such as this morning.  I avoid Word Press’s Press’es Press’ Editor the Editor in Word Press in which I demand perfection.  Thus I use this palimpsest for rough draft.  “Oh, no, you say, we would never have thought you had to rough draft then copy and paste.”  Yes indeed, only the best goes onto the Editor in Word Press.  Gottcha, didn’t I?  You didn’t know how I achieved such editorial perfection on my posts, did you?

From now on you can be sure I am on a high if I go directly to Editor and dash out a post benefiting you, dear readers.  In my security though I sometimes goof, rather I violate my usual standard of conduct and put out mediocre material.  I vow to you all I will try out using this palimpsest more often to maintain my rigorous effort to be worthy of my readers.

Be honest now, do you all use a palimpsest to do rough drafting on – on which to do rough drafts?

I think I might have made an error or two, but I believe it was the fault of my palimpsest which uses the old Level 8 version of Micro-soft.  And I made a few corrections here on Word Press, WordPress, WordPress, WP.


Challenge:  MW Word of the Day, May 17, 2019  PAL-imp-sest, Definition: Writing material (such as a parchment or tables) used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. I saw that word in my InBox this morning, read the definition, and immediately thought of an Etch-a-Sketch. You were brave to use it as the basis for your post. I like to see their words, but some of them are tough to build anything sensible on. 🙂

    • oneta hayes says:

      Etch-a-Sketch. Good choice. I like word challenges that are at least somewhat family in my reading vocabulary. I just feel like a fake when I fake it! Except this morning when my purpose was to be “faking” it. 😀

  2. Same here. I like to get the words every morning, but tend to forget the ones that I don’t expect to ever use.

    • oneta hayes says:

      For many years I was a member of Toastmasters, Int. We had a new word each week. Many times words that were quite rare. Also in our advice for good speakers we were told to use plain and simple words. I go for the plain and simple but I always want to expand a bit. I don’t know why the word choices were so stilted.

  3. You are funny! No, I don’t use a palimpsest, but based on this post I might just give it a shot. I was wondering how your work comes out so perfect! 😂

  4. grAnnie Roo says:

    I had not heard the word palimpsest since Mr. Dalghetti’s typing class in high school! Another reason I enjoy your posts, Oneta. Seriously, in my opinion Ms hasn’t actually improved upon Word since ver. 3.1. Nothing they’ve done since makes up for all they’ve taken from that version. IMHBIO. 😊💜

    • oneta hayes says:

      Are you pulling my leg? Really? Have you heard the word before – in high school no less? I was valedictorian and I didn’t even know! … I learned Ms on Ver. 7. Still my favorite.

  5. Faye says:

    I’ve not heard the word before. palimpsest it is worth looking up. My computer is Windows 10 but personally I find my old xp which is not connected to the internet is my favourite for ‘writing ramblings’. Thank you for blog.

    • oneta hayes says:

      I had never heard the word before either. I was just rambling using it as much as I could. Not very serious about those words that are not even in my reading vocabulary. 😀

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