https://bwlauthors.blogspot.com karla stover
In ancient Rome, Cloacina was the patron goddess of the Cloaca Maxima (the main drain of the City) and the city’s overall sewer system. In recognition of her importance, the poet, Lord Byron, wrote the following ditty:
I found the poem in my history of toilets book. Granted, it's available on the web, but how can you look up something if you haven't learned about it, first?
My family didn't buy a lot of books when I was young for the simple reason that we didn't have a lot of money. However, I inherited a treasure-trove of my mother's books, one of which was The Linger- Nots and the Mystery House by Agnes Miller. In it, the mystery of the house was revealed by the flowers stitched into an old sampler. This is known as floriography, or the language of flowers. It's a way to communicate through the use or arrangement of specific flowers. I wrote a short murder mystery called Flower Power in which the victim manages to tell the protagonist "who dun it" through the use of flowers. It was actually accepted for publication.
One terrific thing a college education gave me was the ability to read and enjoy a broad spectrum of genres which has proved to be a great gift because I am a rather lonely person. With a book, I always have a friend.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
― Dr. Seuss