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Rights of Passage

 

When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child.

But when I grew up, I put away childish things. -- I Cor. 13:11

 (this is a Pacifier Tree near Philine's home in Münster, Germany)

 

That's what my post is about at Vision and Verb today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rights of Passage

 

When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child.

But when I grew up, I put away childish things. -- I Cor. 13:11

 (this is a Pacifier Tree near Philine's home in Münster, Germany)

 

That's what my post is about at Vision and Verb today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

comments (37)

  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Jun 2014, 04:27
I had never seen a tree like this. I think it is ingenious idea to have this tree.
A great POV here.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, MLMA. Apparently there are many such trees popping up around the world these days, even in America. But it was my first time, too.
This is a really wonderful shot Ginnie! I enjoyed the story of the Pacifier Tree - will have to wait until tomorrow to read your V&V!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. The concept is just wonderful for kids, I think!
  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 27 Jun 2014, 06:01
there is something about a tree without leaves that have these brightly coloured special decorations Ginnie...
i like the shot... a lot
i enjoyed the link to the Pacifier Tree
i will have to remember to visit V&V tomorrow....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: It was the first time I've ever seen such a tree, Peter, and such a delight to find out about it. Thanks.
  • Shane
  • England
  • 27 Jun 2014, 06:12
I like this Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Shane. It sure is different...something I'd never heard of.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Jun 2014, 06:35
Very interesting Ginnie, I've never heard of this tradition but it makes sense
Ginnie Hart: I know, Chris. It still brinhgs a smile!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 27 Jun 2014, 06:53
I have never heard of a Pacifier Tree. It is time it caught on here, though we would call it a Dummy Tree! I appreciated your thoughtful V & V, thank you, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I was wondering if you were back yet, Lisl, and almost wrote you yesterday. But yes, this is a concept that appears to be spreading elsewhere, so I'm sure you'll see one soon! Thanks for reading my post.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jun 2014, 07:19
...and then as we get older we used to have television instead.

Now we have graduated to social media where we can be the stars of our own dramas.

Good photo Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mike. Will we ever put away "childish things?" smile
Never leave home without at least 2 of these on a Tuesday and a Wednesday when we have the Grandkids.We shall hang them on a tree when the little rascals no longer need them in honour of this fine image..ps the Liverpool manager has been out and got a box full of these for Saurez for the next time he plays for Liverpool, while he is sucking on one he can't bite anybody.
Ginnie Hart: Maybe YOU can start a tree in your neck of the woods, Mick, when the time comes. It seems to be something that's spreading around the world. I love the concept.

Astrid will LOVE your idea for Suarez!!!!!
So far Helen has resisted giving Joseph one of these things!
Ginnie Hart: Well, that's great, Bill, if he can be pacified in other ways (which seems to be true, having met him). We allowed our 2 kids to have them only while in bed. I can't stand to see kids walking around with them throughout the day.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Jun 2014, 08:59
It's amazing what I see on trees; there's a tree at Park City, Utah, quite close to a passing ski lift bedecked in bras! Saves packing them to take home, I suppose. smile I've never seen on with dummies on it, though.
Ginnie Hart: The things people come up with, Alan, that spread like wild-fire all over the world. It reminded me of the love padlocks we see everywhere on bridges. Now bras??? That would be something else. smile
Really? Seriously?
Only dummies do that wink
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I've just found out today that that's what YOU call them, LC. smile
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 27 Jun 2014, 09:06
Great shot and story, Ginnie!
What do we use after this kind of pacifier - a cigarette, a chocolate, .... ;-) ?
Ginnie Hart: HA Good question, HF!!!
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 27 Jun 2014, 09:28
I thought they grew on trees Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Of course you'd think that, Chad. grin
  • Focales
  • France
  • 27 Jun 2014, 09:36
I am set enough against pacifiers for the children, it is dirty, that falls on the ground, that is lying about everywhere, never my daughter had one. I prefer to see them so hung on in a tree. LOL!
Ginnie Hart: Well, you do have a point, Marie!!! smile
  • george
  • Spain
  • 27 Jun 2014, 10:20
Figured out the link problem... when the link is copied in, it's important not to include the "http://" bit because it is automatically added by the blog. And it doesn't work with two of them.

Anyway, nice image and a lovely thoughtful post on V&V.Have a nice weekend...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, George. Leave it to you to figure it out. Now I have my own problem...because I do NOT have a Google+ account. I did, once upon a time, but found I had too many problems with it. Do you have any other option for leaving comments than via Google+?
Fantastic idea, nice imagesmile Greetings
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Zielona.
This is a first for me, Ginnie. What a novel idea.

Never needed a pacifier for either of my two girls. My two grandsons are also pacifier free.
Ginnie Hart: Lucky you, Beverly, to have managed without pacifiers. I like that idea, to be honest! But for those who have them, hanging them up in a tree sounds like such a great plan smile
Oh I forgot to say WELL DONE USA!!!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thanks, Bill...even though we didn't win our game against Germany! How is that possible (I know, but still....!).
Fantastic Ginnie... one of my favourite chapters...
love today's blog post too
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ronky. smile
fortunately, I didn't experience the pacifier with Rolake and Derin..they prefered going straight for the breast smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! They know a good thing when they see it! smile
What a great idea for giving up the dummies, which can sometimes be a bit of a problem I'm sure. Not that ours ever had one. Looking very decorative here Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Good for all those kids who learned to survive without them, Janet. Lucky you!
What a most unusual find. Neither of our two had dummies as far as I can recall. Will catch up with your V.& V.shortly when I've worked through my SC.for today.
Ginnie Hart: Both of my kids had them, Brian, but only in bed at night or for naps. They were not allowed to have them during waking hours outside of bed.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jun 2014, 15:49
Our word for these contraptions, translates to 'dummy teat'. I was not aware that they grew on trees in Germany. Then it must be true about the storks ...
Ginnie Hart: They're growing on trees in many different countries, Louis. I know...what is the world coming to. grin
Well spotted and captured Ginnie. My daughters had dummies...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. Aren't we glad our kids, the ones who used them, had enough sense to give them up! smile
How timely. I was telling some family members about the bridge of locks yesterday. They were talking about the 'gum wall' in Seattle. This will add to the conversation.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Mary. I was thinking about the love padlocks we also see everywhere here in Europe...even in America. But a gum wall? I just Googled it and couldn't believe the images I saw. Astrid says they have them here in Dutchland, too. We'll have to look for one!
On the other hand:

"When I became a man I put away childish things, such as the
fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up"
- C.S. Lewis
Ginnie Hart: AHA! Great quote I did not know, Tom. Thanks for sharing it!
  • Ptck
  • France
  • 27 Jun 2014, 18:33
this is very funny and more, very well done with a slight desaturation! I like it very much - Good weekend
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pat.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jun 2014, 19:42
Some might say the best place for them. Quinn has just asked where is the tree of the sucked thumbs? smile
Ginnie Hart: LOL at Quinn. Good one. If she finds it, please tell her to take a picture of it! grin
Intriguing idea... is this where pacifiers go when their users grow older?
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely, Larry. So, will someone hang us up in a tree when our time comes??? grin
  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 27 Jun 2014, 23:12
What a great idea! I am a speech therapist (my day job) and I would love a place like this to help my little ones give up their pacifiers.
Great POV too
Ginnie Hart: Well, then, Hollie, maybe you could start your own tree??!! How fun would THAT be! :
Now that is definitely bizarre.
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Michael, isn't it. smile
sniff ,je veux la bleue ,bisous du week end
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Keyouest.
Well Ginnie > this makes me think of my three granddaughters > One born last Monday night... six weeks after the one before that was born. I think I said that right. lol
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, grandma. I guess you would think about them. smile Congratulations, again.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 28 Jun 2014, 20:42
Very cool, Ginnie! Imagine what you can find growing these days!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Beth. Just when you think you've seen it all. smile
  • CherryPie
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jun 2014, 22:27
What an interesting sight smile
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Cherry. It was totally new for me. smile
is a father-boy war!
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure it's a war in many families, Oscar. (Sigh)
Cool shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Charles, for stopping by and commenting.

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