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Word of the Day – Valetudinarian

I had to chuckle at this one. I was reading it while at the doctor’s office.

A person who is excessively concerned about his or her poor health or ailments. An invalid.

In poor health; sickly; invalid.
excessively concerned about one’s poor health or ailments.
Of, relating to, or characterized by invalidism.

Valetudinarian stems from the Latin word for “state of health,” valētūdō, which in turn derives from the verb valēre, “to be well.” It entered English in the late 1600s.

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Judy’s writing journey began at the ripe old age of 8 when her very first poem was published in the regional publication of the American Library Association.

Her mother was the town librarian and Judy spent many hours hanging out among the books after school. It was there she found her true love . . . words.

Her inborn gift for writing began to blossom and was fueled by her love of reading. Her parents were writers, as well as her grandfather and great grandfather. The little poem she had published was entitled, ‘My Dog’ and vividly described in rhyme, the relationship between young Judy and her dog. However, when asked the name of her dog by the paper’s editor, she reluctantly admitted, “Well . . . I don’t actually have a REAL dog,” and thus began her imaginative journey with pen and paper.