It is constantly amazing to me what a google search can do. I remember being 11 years old, and my parents splurged and bought a brand new 1963 encyclopedia set. It was such a big deal. I didn’t need to have my mom drive me into town to the library to look something up for special reports anymore.
Now, the same day as I posted this blog entry, I was contacted by Liz of Obscure Word Love, asking permission to use this picture of my bookcase of jars. She writes an entertaining blog about neglected and forgotten words. She did a google search for hodgepodge, and long story short, ended up at my blog. She felt my jars of this and that would be a good fit for the word gallimaufry, which essentially means hodgepodge. I was delighted to help her out. And learn a new word at the same time!