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TODAY’S WORD is vindictive. Example: “A glamping guru has been accused of a ‘vindictive’ attempt to have his ex-girlfriend jailed in revenge for her alleged affair with a neighbour.” (Source: ‘Vindictive glamping boss asks court to jail his ex in revenge for alleged affair’ by Tristan Kirk, June 10, 2019, Evening Standard [London])

SUNDAY’S WORD was bifurcated. It means divided into two branches or forks – in the context of this example, pants. Example: “Non-bifurcated garments have of course been worn by men around the world throughout history.” (Source: Cassidy Zachary, “Dressed: The History of Fashion” [podcast], June 6, 2011)

‘Glamping’

Today’s Word of the Day is “vindictive,” but it certainly could be “glamping,” which also appears in the sentence.

Glamping is camping without roughing it, or “where stunning nature meets modern luxury,” according to glamping.com. That website lists Primland Resort in Patrick County as an example of glamping. Rooms in Primland start at $315, according to the website. The other site in Virginia listed is Rock Tavern River Kamp, starting at $110 a night for a yurt on the banks the Shenandoah River.

Glampinghub.com defines glamping as “luxury camping or glamorous camping, is an experience-based kind of travel that allows guests to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors, but without the hassle of traditional camping. With five-star amenities and unbeatable outdoor access, glamping is where luxury meets simplicity.”

It doesn’t sound like what our dads taught us to do when we were kids, does it?

Yoga

Piedmont Arts will host a Yoga in the Galleries session from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday. Education Coordinator Becki Williams-Vasquez will host it. The class is slow paced and open to practitioners of all levels of yoga. Bring your own mat, and the $10 fee if you’re not a Piedmont Arts member.

Kids Fishing Rodeo

Martinsville Elks Lodge #1752 will host a “Kids Fishing Rodeo” Saturday at Kings Grant Retirement Community. This free event is for children ages 12 and younger, ad a hot dog lunch will be served.

Sign-in will start at 9 a.m., and fishing will be from then until noon. A pole, float and worms will be provided; bring chairs. Look for signs to show where to park.

Family reunions

The Foley family kicked of the Stroller’s yearly announcements of family reunions (which mostly seem to happen when the warm weather comes) with their reunion in May. Now it’s time for other families. The Stroller publishes reunion announcements free and looks forward to including yours. Send it to stroller@martinsvillebulletin.com, or bring it by the newspaper office, on the corner of Market and Broad Streets.

The Stroller also welcomes jokes, funny stores, anecdotes and other interesting items.

SUNDAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION: John Held Jr., a magazine illustrator in the 1920s, created drawings that defined the flapper era so well that people still are familiar with his work today.

TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION: How many campsites (sorry, no glamping) are there in Virginia’s 28 state parks?