The word moot is an archaic term meaning "argue, debate, discuss." In early English history, a moot was a meeting to discuss local affairs. Moot comes from the Old English gemot, meaning "meeting."
And didn't those kids turn out cute, Camille?
I hope they can stick with the series. It would be hard to imagine anyone else in those roles.
I'm glad that you mentioned the wearing of poppies - it caught my eye too. I've always worn a poppy every year, but since I got interested in the First World War (after which the practice of making poppies began, of course, with the Earl Haig Poppy Fund as it was in those days), I've refused to throw mine away. I buy a new one every year, and after Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday (rarely the same day), I carefully put it in a mug on top of my bookshelf with all the others. I daresay some people would consider it pathetic, but I can't help myself. To me it seems sacrilegious to throw them away...
I did "Flanders Fields" every year with my students. Most of them had never heard of the poem or the practice of wearing poppies. One year we made them for the entire school and they could also make one for someone in their family.It was always so meaningful to the kids and the teachers. I know what you mean about scrilegious...the practice seems even more important in this day and age.--Lest we forget...
I'm glad you think so... I do think it's as important now, to remember the sacrifices of soldiers for the sake of freedom, in a time when our freedoms are being eroded, largely in the name of peace (or at least, anti-terrorism)...***May we never forget***
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