Trace the Path


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I can’t draw a straight line, but I used to like to trace pictures and then color them. There used to be coloring books meant just for that purpose.  Don’t know if there are still such things available.

Of course, one can use tracing paper for copying quilt block patterns, and that’s something I’d like to take up again someday. Maybe when I retire. If I retire.

Also, one can be lost without a trace, which is a terrible tragedy.

You can go here to find out a whole lot of other definitions of the word trace.  It’s amazing, really, how many different ways the word can be used.

And then, of course, there is Dick Tracy, which may be too old for younger people to remember. He was a Sunday Comics detective who wore a two-way wristwatch that he could talk to, and messages would go back and forth between him and whoever was on the other end. That was science fiction back then 🙂

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And yes, of course there was a movie.  I think this actor is Warren Beatty, but I could be wrong.  Feel free to correct me.

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And now see if you can trace my path from the first sentence to the last.

Be a Dick Tracy, Detective 🙂

8 thoughts on “Trace the Path

  1. Pingback: Trace – Daily Prompt – Ladyleemanila

  2. Trace is also another word for a trail or path that is originally an animal path such as a deer. I didn’t know that until I was cornered into teaching Indiana State History. Interesting word. Some of our roads are named after all traces in our state.

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