7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #670: Featuring Floyd Cooper

h1 December 22nd, 2019 by jules


Did you all know that children’s book illustrator Floyd Cooper did a Kwanzaa stamp for the U.S. Postal Service? I did not.

This is not brand-new. It was a stamp released in October of last year, but it’s new to me. I missed this last year but saw it this week. Happy surprise. So, I’m sharing it here today.

Here’s more information about the stamp.

Note for any new readers: 7-Imp’s 7 Kicks is a weekly meeting ground for taking some time to reflect on Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week, whether book-related or not, that happened to you. New kickers are always welcome.

* * * Jules’ Kicks * * *

1) My daughters are off for the holiday break.

2) Diving into looooottttts of reading for the 2020 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards.

3) Winter solstice!

4) The lights at Cheekwood.

5) The lights at Nashville Zoo’s Zoolumination.

6) Seeing my daughters’ friend play at the Tennessee Youth Symphony.

7) Planning to see my daughters’ other friend in an ice skating performance today. (I love their friends.)

BONUS: Planning a Christmas cake . . .

Happy holidays to all, however you celebrate it!

What are YOUR kicks this week?

7 comments to “7-Imp’s 7 Kicks #670: Featuring Floyd Cooper”

  1. What a great piece of art to share today. And the stamps were sold out when I went to buy them. So was the Hanukkah Stamps.
    Jules, such a great list this week especially Winter Solstice.
    My kicks:
    1. December haiku.
    2. Miling packages.
    3. Winter Solstice.
    4. Christmas cards.
    5. Reaching out to friends.
    6. Books
    7. Family
    Have a wonderful week. May your celebrations be bright.

  2. What a beautiful stamp – I love the family and the warm colors emphasizing the happiness and love on their faces.

    Jules – hooray for Christmas break, getting to read lots of books for the 2020 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards, Christmas lights & performances done by friends.

    Jone – yay for Winter Solstice, reaching out to friends, more books and time spent with family.

    My kicks this week:
    1) Got to watch a case of mine argued at the Oregon Court of Appeals – always both an honor and a difficult watch, but exciting. (Keep in mind this means I lost the trial, but we have a shot at a reversal from the COA, so I remain hopeful.)
    2) My niece and her boyfriend are in town for the holidays and we took Daisy to the Oregon Coast for the weekend. It was a lot of fun.
    3) New favorite board game – Stupid Deaths! (The more players you have the more its helpful to modify the rules a little bit – we had 4 players and the rules were fine for us.) https://www.amazon.com/University-Games-Stupid-Deaths-Party/dp/B07FP4N57Q?th=1
    4) Some much-needed time off coming in January.
    5) Delivering Christmas presents.
    6) Being a Secret Santa for a sometimes-homeless gentleman in my community. The person has dogs who he loves dearly and takes great care of, so surprising them with some (hopefully) useful gifts and some Christmas goodies was a highlight for me this Christmas season.
    7) Eddie Murphy on SNL. I grew up with him being on SNL so it was great to see Buckwheat and Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood again.
    7.5) Loved the Watchmen ending and loving His Dark Materials so much.

    Merry Christmas! Happy Hannukah! Happy Kwanzaa! Happiest Holidays to all of the Imps!

  3. Rachel, Yes to Eddie Murphy. It was the best!

  4. Jone, may your celebrations be bright too! What are you reading right now?

    Rachel: WATCHMEN! Also, I’m looking forward to the HDM season finale tonight. I love your sixth kick, and I’m so glad you’ll get some time off soon. I’m intrigued by this board game. Thanks for the heads-up. Enjoy your company!

    Happy holidays, you two!

  5. Hi Floyd! That stamp is beautiful!!

    Hi Imps! Happy holidays!

    Jules: Enjoy the break, the lights, and the performances!

    Jone: May the poetry bring warmth to the winter.

    Rachel: Crossing my fingers for you! So sweet of you to help out that gentlemen and his pups.

    My kicks from the past week:
    1) Visits
    2) Notes
    3) Clearance
    4) Sight
    5) Insight
    6) Blankets
    7) Cocoa

  6. Little Willow: Happy holidays! May they be filled with even more insight and cocoa.

  7. Thanks, Jules! Happy holidays!

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