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Upon, a cultural introduction

Getting to know the word from all angles...

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I believe in the feasibility of exercising English as an international language for the world. I don't have faith in the prosaic methodology by which the English tongue is taught.Pointer

Strengthening a person's expertise with a language isn't like bringing about a safer match. A language - a living tongue - is not just an instrument that you can learn to exploit with a greater amount of precision. A living tongue cannot be disassociated from the philosophical currents of a group of people of which it is a description. A language isn't recited; it happens - and keeps happening as long as a circle of people keeps using it.

To make a person recite English is to rob him of its cultural context. A worthy teacher must create a strategy for introducing it; the bravest pupil ventures out to seek it.

A dictionary can be an influential tool. The best dictionaries define a language on the basis of a particular corpus, a body of writing of varying scope and consistency. This corpus might include anything from a book about literature to a whole bunch of adult fiction. I labored on my "trivial" Fiction Corpus in order to form a precise kind of dictionary based on the ability of one man to tell a story in myriad forms. It is a labor of love and listening.

I have molded a million words and I have divided them, reshaping them - not merely to teach English vocabulary but to reveal the human soul, and to propel that spirit or soul not just to recite but to happen.

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Type 4 Answers the Question, "Where?"

The 8 types of words can be associated with the days of the week in the Acceptance calendar. Wednesday, or Assembly Day, or Constitution Day respresents the "Where"

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Understanding the word Upon

A word can represent many things. First and foremost it represents a type of gesture. A specific way of speaking. A specific way of inscribing a mark. A specific way of moving your hand. To know one of these kinds of gestures is to know how to pronounce the word upon in some kind of way.

If you want to communicate an idea using the word upon, you will need to know what other people are made to think when you make the gesture. You will never have complete awareness of or control over the associations or identities that are invoked by a set of words, but you can know what was and what is a single word's jointly accepted definition, at least for a given place, thereby tracing a direction which will help you to understand what kinds of associations and identities are driving its use.

By using the word yourself, you enter into a long-standing albeit oftentimes unconscious debate over its definition, forever entangling yourself into the history of its use. The way you use it, and which other words you use it with carries weight.

The more you know about where the word upon is located in the fabric of a language, the better you will be at exploiting its cultural power.

Pronunciation of UponMargo on a trampoline

I have yet to publish a pronunciation for the word upon.

Video of me pronouncing "upon."

Definition of UponMargo on a trampoline

I have yet to publish the definition of upon.

I'm sure it won't take too long.

Common use of upon in illustrative example sentencesMargo on a trampoline

  1. On my walk this afternoon I happened upon this beautiful mushroom growing by the stream.

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Usage of Upon in Michal's Fiction CorpusMargo on a trampoline

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Michal's Fiction Corpus of Acceptance Literature (FiCAL) is presented under the Bare Bottom imprint. It is currently comprised of six bodies of work, each representing a different pillar of culture and incorporating a wide variety of writhing styles.

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Upon, a morphological approach

I have yet to make a morphological analysis of the word upon.

That doesn't mean it's not high on my list.

Table of Frequency for the Word "Upon."

This table lists in descending order the total number of times that the word uponand any of its morphological derivations appears in the Fiction Corpus, along with a breakdown of frequency by title, the respective rank of each word in the complete list of all words in the Corpus, as calculated both densely and competitively, as well as the percent increase in frequency of the word over the frequency of the next lowest rank in the complete list.

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Percent Increase over next rankRANKWORDFrequency
TOTAL # of occurencesMCDONALDSJESUSSEXTSIGAJACKSONDINGBATS
densecompetitivemodern/sloppybiblical/tersepoetic/high-browhard/fasttalkymixed salad
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I have yet to publish the table of frequency for the word upon, but I will get to it shortly. -Michal

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Usage of Upon in Death to McDonalds

An aerial view of Dodger Stadium in the foreground, with an imaginary partially submerged Los Angeles behind

A story bible for a comic book series set in a post climate-change California narrated by eight characters who live through a natural disaster that sinks Los Angeles and triggers a war with an expansionist Mexican government covertly supported by China.

Frame #634

apple says she watched yahoo at the prison. she likes a few shows. i should buy one. i have a coupon from a store. i can go tomorrow.

JC Penney

2 August, 2:55 PM

Frame #5648

ive been assured by lowes that upon giving the speech ill be allowed to buy as much alcohol as i want. im taking his word for it.

Sprint "Iphone" Case

3 December, 12:13 PM

Frame #669

i found the coupon. i should buy the yahoo right now. i can take it home before apple's even awake.

JC Penney

3 August, 9:13 AM

Frame #5667

theres a nasty rumor going around that i indulge in fogokking. an activity frowned upon by the islands more established residents. shocking.

Sprint "Iphone" Case

5 December, 12:05 PM

Frame #6973

sprintiphone's radio is off. despite agreed upon procedure. but im told hes okay. so i will proceed with the radio conference on enemy casualties.

Justin Bieber

23 December, 9:28 PM

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Usage of Upon in The Gospel of Jesus H.

A picture of the planet Mars

An experimental science fiction Christology that makes Jesus the hard boiled narrator of his own early years on a bizarro earth made dark by volcanic ash and informally ruled by a man from Mars who sells bottled air.

At a certain point, instead of riding ahead and watching her pass, your father began to beckon. By jerking his head and making his horse canter further into the field, your father wooed your mother. She smiled. She didn't take long to respond. Bending down and lifting up over her huge head the thick, gray-colored electromechanical transducer wire that separated them, she walked off the road. A presumptuous, young usher began calling after her in an effort to make her stop, but Jesus just waved him back. SECURITA was in charge, not presumptuous, young men who lacked both uniforms and millions upon millions of dollars.

Verse 268 from the chapter called Security

But the terrorists were persistent. When public opinion turned ambivalent, Jesus decided to withdraw from the Old Town as quickly and as quietly as possible. After all, he was running out of ammunition. There was only so much he could do without fresh resources. Negotiating through a Reserve Army controlled checkpoint, Jesus arranged for his men to be escorted by Union soldiers north to Treblinka, where the Reserve Army would accept their arms (those that they had brought with them, of course - not those that they had hidden away) and then hold a debriefing, asking them, for instance, why they had chosen to take it upon themselves to do the Polish Army's job - even though they knew the Polish Army was grossly underfunded, and, what's more, had totally destroyed the building in which those poor men had been imprisoned.

Verse 7 from the chapter called Bohemia

The former U.S. Army colonel, as commander of an independent army unit within the Autonomous Mars-bound Outer-space Cooperative (AMOC), which, upon wresting control of the Martian orbit from Revolutionary (or whoever's) hands, would then organize the invasion of Mars, which, from the surface, would thence be controlled by LARC (Landed Anti-Revolutionary Command), was granted by Hitler Panzer-Tank the Third, chairman of AMOC's central planning committee, a permanent and veto-wielding seat in the Presidium, the war council of indeterminate size which, on the Martian surface, would exercise control over LARC, and which, with the LARC Secretariat, would form the backbone of it administration. Anyone in command of an independent army unit was eligible for a voting seat. Whether that seat were permanent or veto-wielding was symbolically dependent on the size of the army unit in question, but, in reality, the decision was entirely in the hands of Hitler Panzer-Tank the Third, who installed himself as Presidium chairman.

Verse 215 from the chapter called Security

That night, Jesus and Zoe almost made love. Getting into bed, Jesus kissed her on the mouth. Zoe went wild. Rolling around, they kissed, pushed, pulled, hugged and squeezed. Zoe removed Jesus's clothes. She saw the tattooed Christogram upon his chest. She was sitting astride Jesus's waist. Pulling up her shirt, Jesus brought her back to attention. She removed it: she removed her shirt! and her bra and pulled Jesus up against her chest. Squeezing tightly, Jesus smelled the beautiful strength upon her breasts and kissed them. He pushed her down to the side of the bed and she spread her legs. Jesus mounted her and he was ready to do it, but there was too much: too much whirling around in his head: too much at stake: his destiny, his word, Zeus on Mars, and this half-Martian, half-Japanese creature in his bed, waiting to be fucked! Something was wrong. Jesus wanted her. He wanted to love this woman but not now: not here: not like this. This would have to wait. Jesus was quickly losing steam. The thought that Zoe must have prepared for this - must be taking contraceptives (there was no way she was looking to conceive) - was the occasion that finally prompted Jesus to cease rubbing himself up and down your mother's wet and fully engorged vulva.

Verse 781 from the chapter called Security

Generations upon generations afterward, man's children came forth from darkness by defying their fear of flame. Who first approached that smoldering trunk that the boom-flash had broken? Was it man? or woman? a child? How many times did it have to happen? Were the flames big or were they small? What drove that first man or woman or child? Was it heat? curiousity? fascination with the flame? or, perhaps, rebellion? insubordination? Was he an outcast? Was she a rebel? Was the child just stupid? Only in the afterlife shall we discover when and where and who and how many, how often, what circumstances allowed man to discover that fire was good, that fire was man's best friend. What cannot be denied is that fire became sacred. Only later - much later - did we take it for granted. In those days, it had to be passed down from one caretaker to the next.

Verse 2 from the chapter called Security

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Usage of Upon in Sex for Children

A drawing of a man between a woman's legs in front of another man in a hospital bed

A literature book narrated by a pair of siblings on either side of the Atlantic whose profoundly weird sexual experiences pose a serious challenge to their traditional understanding of mathematicians, marriage, gay young men and God.

Returning the book to the shelf, I began idly wandering around the room. I stopped in front of the wall where Albert had placed his diplomas. There was an award for winning a mathematical Olympiad in Berlin: nineteen seventy-one. "Before my time," I said to myself, and I continued walking. I stopped in front of the large bay windows. I looked outside. Already 'twas dusk. There was no one in the street. I felt uneasy. Going to the fireplace, I looked for a fagot to burn. But there was nothing. Getting up off my knees, I glanced upon a strange object on the mantelpiece. It was a piece of paper - in a large ornamental frame. Written across the top in large print was the word, 'ACCEPTED.' But most of the paper was devoted to a large mathematical equation. I reached for the frame to get a closer look, but, when I removed it from the mantelpiece, two photographs fell to the floor.

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 1, The First Day, Part 1, Victory & Calendar Reform, Section 8, Financial Instruments, Paragraph 1

So Nike went to find Rothko, and, upon finding him, they both began looking for the mysterious woman. It was useless. Even something as conspicuous as a white cape, a black veil, a half-naked nun: it was impossible.

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 2, The Second Day, Part 1, Labor & Economic Reform, Section 23, The Effects of Poverty, Paragraph 1

"Hey man," I said to no one in particular, "how do we get outta here?" But my question was perceived as a rhetorical one, even though I didn't realize this at the time, and was, for the duration of our captivity in the maze, patiently waiting for an answer that never came from anyone. But then we stumbled upon a main road, and, turning randomly to the right, we soon came upon St. Luke's Circus.

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 2, The Second Day, Part 1, Labor & Economic Reform, Section 16, Dealing with Medicines and Illness, Paragraph 8, Clauses 9-12

Looking from beyond his tinted window, he spied upon the gathering crowds. He looked at every face, conscious of the possibility that she might be wearing different garments. How impossible, he thought. How purely impossible! There was a multitude! He was only looking in one direction: he was looking left. There was no time to look right. He would have to look on that side on the way back. But what if he missed her!

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 3, The Third Day, Part 1, Family & Welfare Reform, Section 2, Understanding Physical Desire, Paragraph 8

And I have come here not only to beg for your forgiveness, but to ask you, from the very bottom of my heart, to shine upon me just a fraction of your devotion, which you so willingly bestow upon Him, a man I have never known, and of whom I am sincerely and most deeply envious.

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 6, The Sixth Day, Part 1, Children & Education Reform, Section 7, Becoming Obedient, Paragraph 8, Clauses 6-7

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Usage of Upon in Tsiga Tsiga Tsiga

Bullets whizzing by a statue of Nikola Tesla

A collection of stories featuring a sexy Parisian ghost, a spooky Moon base full of vagina-faced aliens, a policeman with an Irish name, a truck full of watermelons, a flautist, and a man who has to see another man about a diseased horse.

The heads fell one by one. Magog watched in horror as they rolled past her. She saw their mouths still gaping. She cringed. She seemed unhappy.

Gog noticed the look. He said, "If you knew how close I came to death, you would not so quick to mourn these men."

"I rejoice," said Magog, "to be back in your arms. There is no need to reassure you with wild shouts. I knew you would come."

"There is something more than dignity holding you back. I would say it were the bloodshed, but you claim to be a warrior. Perhaps the gold I have showered upon you has finally softened your mettle."

– from “In the Beginning, There was Gog,” a fantasy story featuring a warlord

The woman's eyes narrowed. She said, "The bridge of Judgment that spans the underworld: does it not lie in the shadow of High Harrah?"

"So say those who drink the Haoma [i.e., in this case, the plant worshipped by early Iranians as a divinity, thought to bestow upon them immortality.]"

The woman put down her dagger. She looked into Gog's eyes. She said, "Take me with you." Gog squinted.

The woman ran to pick up the swords.

"Will you carry my sons?" asked Gog.

– from “In the Beginning, There was Gog,” a fantasy story featuring a man who isn't afraid of other men

Was it him? he thought. Was it his love for her that she frowned upon? Tae huffed. She couldn't possibly consider herself that unworthy. He turned to look at her. She was still sitting stoically, as if she were teaching him not to be bothered by her-as if it were a crime to love her and a punishment for her that she be still alive.

– from “How Tae & Bo Took Over the World and Kung & Fu Didn't,” an apocryphal bible story featuring rice

As the crowd laughed it up, Patsy was called away by an urgent phone call. It was a Detective Morimoto of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. The detective explained that he was investigating a series of suspicious deaths from high-rise buildings in the Tokyo area. He had decided, upon being informed by Interpol of the investigation in the United States, to contact the lieutenant directly, since he was concerned that the deaths in Tokyo might have something to do with not only the Statue of Liberty death, but a girl who fell from a statue of Beipu in Taiwan.

– from “A Cop Named Patsy,” a funny story set largely in Asia

"No wonder Indra is offended," said Gog. "Sargon takes upon himself the mantle of the most high. He is possessed by the aka mainyu [i.e., to ancient Iranians, the spirit of evil]. We have no choice but to appease the Asha [i.e., righteousness personified]. Our people have been selected for this duty. They will follow the sea to the mountains. They will raid and plunder the lands of Sargon.

– from “In the Beginning, There was Gog,” a fantasy story featuring a man of hope

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Usage of Upon in Sorry Ms. Jackson

Chiseled letters from an ancient stone tablet hanging on a wall

A real play. With drama in it. Talk fast. It takes two hours. Set in a guest house. In a small community. After a murder. Lots of suspicion. The characters learn to listen to each other. It's funny.

LUKE: (to ALICE) I have no idea.

MS. JACKSON: I was wrong to bring her here. I exposed her to my husband's lust. I knew it would happen; I wanted it. I wanted to see her crushed. I wanted the pain inflicted on me to be passed upon another. I apologize. It was wrong of me to want that. Lord, save Kokomo from this awful scourge. I beg of you. Don't let her live like this in shame. Don't let this sodomy continue!

LUKE: Sheila.

ALICE: Did you hear that?

LUKE: If you had to do something wrong to do something right, you would do it. Say I had to bail blokes up 'cause they were all crook in the head; that'd be bloody beaut - if I had to do it.

ALICE: What are you talking about?

LUKE: Do you know what Kokomo is trying to do?

ALICE: Yes.

LUKE: You do?

ALICE: We just talked about it.

– ACT I, lines 1052-1061

FLETCHER: Trouble. The Tahitians were already upset. They hadn't been given any land when the island was divided, not to mention the fact that some of them were being beaten. Naturally, they started plotting. What they didn't take into account was the fact that To-ofa-iti, the blacksmith's new wife, was not complaining. The blacksmith was important. That made her important. She started singing a song, the words of which went, "Why does black man sharpen axe? To kill white man." When Fletcher Christian heard that song, he grabbed his musket, ran to the Tahitians, charged them with their crime, and pulled the trigger. The gun misfired. Two of the men ran; the rest protested their innocence. They begged for a chance to take care of it. They decided they should try to poison To-ofa-iti's husband. He didn't fall for it. He was too smart. Ultimately, one of the Tahitian men pulled a pistol on him in the presence of his wife. Again, the gun misfired. The two of them started grappling on the ground. Who knows who would've won? To-ofa-iti, however, was not about to take chances. She picked up the pistol with her own two hands and bopped her husband squarely on the head.

ALICE: She killed him?

FLETCHER: Eventually. Things were deceptively quiet for a few weeks. It didn't take long for judgment to fall upon the poor blacksmith. The Tahitians shot him down like a pig. Ironically, that's what the other mutineers thought they were doing. Being scattered all over the island, each man heard the shots and naturally assumed that somebody was hunting. Most of them found out too late that they were the prey.

ALICE: How many of them were killed?

FLETCHER: On that day, now known as Massacre Day, five of the original nine mutineers were fatally shot. Fletcher Christian was next. He was standing in his garden. Both of his hands were on his spade. He looked up at the sky and smiled. He never saw it coming. They shot him right through the heart.

ALICE: How did the others survive?

FLETCHER: Jackson was shot through the neck but he lived.

ALICE: Incredible.

FLETCHER: It's a miracle. Ned Young slept through the whole thing. The women didn't want to wake him. They all liked him and they didn't want to see him get hurt, so they stood around his hut and guarded him. Eventually, though, even he had to get his hands dirty. The women wanted revenge on the Tahitians for killing their husbands. After Ned's consort chopped off the ringleader's head with an axe, he was made to go and shoot the last remaining rebel. That was the end of the bloodshed - not counting when he and Jackson got Quintal drunk and murdered him.

ALICE: It's so barbaric.

– ACT I, lines 616-625

FLETCHER: There is a house on Norfolk that no longer stands. Its eaves of pine were reduced to ash. Its worthy frame that I helped build collapsed in a huge fury of smoke and fire that I helped start. I watched it burning from the top of Mount Pitt. I was too ashamed to go any closer. I was there in the room the night my father planned that terrible justice with his friends. I heard them goading each other into teaching their fellow man not to cooperate with the Australian government. It was madness I heard from their lips. They were the drunken lips of dogs waiting to pounce. I said nothing. I did nothing to stop them. When the police came, I lied and said I knew nothing. I climbed Mount Pitt out of morbid curiosity to see what I had wrought. That image of the house whose beams I placed - whose trusses I tied - in the distance - engulfed in flames - is seared upon my mind. I did nothing to stop it. Do you know how sorry I am? If I told you that somebody died in that fire, would it be in your power to forgive me?

– ACT II, line 183

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Usage of Upon in Miscellaneous Dingbats

The title of the book at the end of a string of miscellaneous dingbats

A story book full of short fiction stories. An interesting bedtime mystery. A fairy tale. Science fiction romance. Adult life. Uninspiring gay fiction. Horror.

At some tender age Steve O had happened upon a backstage drama on TV. This was followed by a backstage musical. Then a backstage comedy. In each instance there was a character of an actor played by an attractive actor who despite having duties ostensibly onstage was preoccupied to the almost complete exclusion of everything else with an actress played by an attractive actress. This was Steve O's cue.

– from “A Finger Up The Bum,” a gay fiction story that nobody should think twice about, but what you make of it is up to you

"Hungary brought it upon herself. She should never have strayed toward the United Nations. She was faithless."

"She was looking for freedom."

"She was asking for a spanking."

"You are saying she should have put up with the Kremlin?"

– from “St. Andrew's Eve,” a story of love that might ease one's sense of distaste depending on your outlook

"Home-schooled. I know the Treaty of Szatmar as an example of how socialist revolution cannot depend upon the landed class. My father was a communist."

"What is he now?"

"Dead. He passed away a while ago."

"I'm sorry."

"I'm not. He was a tyrant."

"He named you after Khrushchev."

"They had much in common."

"Was your father a powerful man?"

– from “St. Andrew's Eve,” a story of love that may ease one's nerves depending on your outlook

I killed my sister. I live with it. I killed her because she loved the enemy a little too much. She lost herself in that love. That's why she wanted to die. When I tell people the truth they treat it like it's a joke. Like I'm saying she walked into my knife. I did kill her. I've never denied it. I stabbed her. My arm came down upon her. I put the blade into her heart. That's where she needed it.

I'm not a bad man.

– from “The Testament of Publio Orazio,” a horror story without a lot of screaming coming straight out of Roman mythology

The hill in question had about a hundred boxes split along two streets both rising in diverging directions from the same point on Profile Road until curving back upon themselves and meeting at the top of the hill in the form of Facebook Terrace. It was formerly under the complete purview of Rural Rural Route 10 until Rural Rural Route 10 was disbanded upon the retirement of Old Man Dickinson and split between Rural Routes 2 and 4. Rural Rural Route 4 received the entire hill to much joy at the turn of the next pay period. Until winter came and the disrepair of Update Street combined with the freezing runoff on Download Street caused much grumbling and more than a few broken mailboxes. Still the money was good.

– from “Wrong Again,” a success story that represents real life for some people, though the details are fictional

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Collocation of Upon in the Fiction Corpus

Table of Collocation for the Word "Upon."

This table lists in descending order of frequency a selection of word pairs that appear in the Fiction Corpus and groups them according to the morphological derivation of the word upon that appears in the pair.

TypeWORDFrequency
TOTAL # of occurencesMCDONALDSJESUSSEXTSIGAJACKSONDINGBATS
modern/sloppybiblical/tersepoetic/high-browhard/fasttalkymixed salad
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I have yet to perform a collocation analysis of "upon." I hope I can get it done sometime soon. -Michal

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St. Sebastian

Wall art symbolizing strength and protest

St. Sebastian was a member of the Roman Emperor's praetorian guard who had the audacity to teach Christian values while on the job. I think active duty American military men and women who don't vote or who don't publicly express a political opinion because of the uniform are either being idiotic or are being cowed by the threat of punishment from a superior. Either way, they're eunuchs. My purpose in creating the St. Sebastian Series is to put the flesh and face of the true soldier front and center. The good soldier puts his mission ahead of himself. He often ends up dead. The true soldier knows a bad mission when he sees one and he isn't afraid to say it. Saint Sebastian was not a cow, despite what clever people would have you believe. Saint Sebastian is a patron saint for all protestors who face the arrows of the mob for speaking out.

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  6. Nuno-felt shawl for sale

    Handcrafted nuno-felt shawl for sale.

    Shawl by Sylwia. Pointer

    Scarf made ​​with the nuno felting technique (wet felting fibre into a silk gauze) using South American wool. Two-sided scarf with latticework at the ends. Wholly in the colors red, black, green in an abstract pattern. Available now for $100.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #6 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  7. Clara the doll for sale

    Handcrafted clara the doll for sale.

    Clara by Alicja. Pointer

    Clara loves roses and greenery, adores tormenting spiders with long legs and sleeping soundly in the afternoon. Cuddly toy made of cotton and polyester, stuffed with polyester lining. Available now for $70.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #7 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  8. Noah the doll for sale

    Handcrafted noah the doll for sale.

    Noah by Alicja. Pointer

    Noah doesn't know what to like and what not to like but keeps wondering and thinking about it. Cuddly toy made of cotton and polyester, stuffed with polyester lining. Available now for $70.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #8 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  9. Black suspenders for sale

    Handcrafted black suspenders for sale.

    Black suspenders by Zuzanna. Pointer

    Two-sided suspenders from black material with a rose motif on one side and striped cotton on the other. Connected by a leather triangle. Adjustable length. Hand washing in cold water recommended. Available now for $50.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #9 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  10. Orange suspenders for sale

    Handcrafted orange suspenders for sale.

    Orange suspenders by Zuzanna. Pointer

    Two-sided suspenders made of denim and orange material with a Polish floral folk design. Connected by a leather triangle. Adjustable length. Hand washing in cold water recommended. Available now for $50.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #10 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  11. Green suspenders for sale

    Handcrafted green suspenders for sale.

    Green suspenders by Zuzanna. Pointer

    Two-sided suspenders made of denim and green material with a mountain folk design. Connected by a leather triangle. Adjustable length. Hand washing in cold water recommended. Available now for $50.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #11 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  12. Felt earrings for sale

    Handcrafted felt earrings for sale.

    Felt earrings by Dorota. Pointer

    Material: South American woolen yarn, dyed, 100% wool. Hand-worked with a needle. Pendant of anti-allergenic metal. Available now for $40.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #12 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  13. Round ceramic earrings for sale

    Handcrafted round ceramic earrings for sale.

    Round ceramic earrings by Dorota. Pointer

    Material: Glazed ceramics, hand-molded. Available now for $40.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #13 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  14. Oblong ceramic earrings for sale

    Handcrafted oblong ceramic earrings for sale.

    Oblong ceramic earrings by Dorota. Pointer

    Material: Glazed ceramics, hand-molded. Available now for $40.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #14 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  15. 'Coral' necklace for sale

    Handcrafted 'coral' necklace for sale.

    Corals by Sylwia. Pointer

    Necklace made ​​of cotton pieces with organdy and decorated with beads, suspended on cotton strings. Can be worn as a necklace, as a brooch or as a belt tied at the side. Available now for $40.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #15 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

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