During this process today, I had a big mystery question pop into my noggin'..."why domino..what is the origin?" So, I got my handy dandy book out...Why Do We Say It? and looked it up. Your trivia/Who wants to Be A Millionaire answer for the day is: The monks of a French monastery who invented it gave the game its name. The winner of the game was expected to recite the first line of the vesper service, "Dixit Dominus, Domino Meo." "Domino" is just a shortened form of this line. There you have it...new wrinkle for the day. All this time I just liked the look...the feel...the nostalgia of an old game...and watching the effects of gravity playing its role in knocking them over. Unknowing the origin of such a simple wooden rectangle with dots defines so many different experiences.
So, in honor of the domino, I thank Lynn, her friends, the many other bloggers who have popped in, the monks and the effect of such a game. May you all at some point get to be number 17 in a series of 89!