|lovely, lovely sis-in-law's home ~ 2.20.11|
visiting family in So California...
spent the night at SIL's "lovely" home
(as magnificent as a "5 star" hotel)
& "chatted-up-a-storm" with cousins
visiting from OH!!
:: FYI ::
Thank you, Belinda @ UPSIDE DOWN BEE
for introducing a new word!
Also, I copied the following info from her BLOG
to get the creative juices flowing!
Chiefly Southern Louisiana & Mississippi (origin circa 1844)
1. A small gift presented by a storeowner to a customer
with the customer’s purchase.
2. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit.
Regionally, also referred to as "boot."
Etymology: Creole < Fr la, the + Sp ñapa, lagniappe < Quechuan yapa
Interesting fact ~ Napa comes from yapa, which means “additional gift” in the South American Indian language, Quechua, from the verb yapay “to give more.”
DROP by BELINDA'S to let her know
if you are participating in WEEKWORD!!