There’s something about labelling that will forever appeal to me.
On seeing the daily word-prompt ‘label’, it reminded me of an obsession I once had with labelling. I wasn’t satisfied with MS Word and a blank sheet of labels, I had to purchase a label maker, my little Dymo Labelwriter.
I would insert appropriate clipart and carefully formed text and stick my labels on the items of my choice. Index Files, Ring-binders, books, storage boxes and even the cereal boxes in the pantry, nothing escaped my attention. Each label had to be stuck on the item precisely, wonky labels were not allowed.
I became a source of amusement for my late husband, he would delight in opening cupboard doors to find out what new item I had labelled that day, I was also the teatime conversation topic when one or other of our offspring came through the door… “You’ll never guess what your mother’s labelled today!”
I think a few personal people labels may have been assigned to me back then.
On the plus side, I introduced labelling to the school I worked at. I was let loose, a free rein and I labelled at will, I happily labelled exercise books, text books, folders, worksheets, created name labels, library labels, cloakroom labels, learning challenge labels and stockroom labels, I became the ‘Label Queen’!
It was my legacy to the school and I’m pleased to say it continues today!
Written in Response to the daily word-prompt ‘Label‘