Re: which characters do you want Thursday to meet?
Posted by: gailfus
Date: November 11, 2009 02:15AM
There's an old story called "Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep," where a little girl loves jumping rope more than anything, and evetually meets the ultimate jumper, Andy Spandy (from an old jumprope rhyme: "Andy Spandy, sugardy candy, French...almond...rock! Bread-and-butter-for-your-supper's-all-your-mother's-got!"), and beat him at his own game. For a reward he turned her jumprope into one that couldn't be beaten, and turned the handles into sugardy candy and French almond rock that would never get smaller so she could suck sweet all her life. As a very, very old woman she entered a contest to save a special park in town where all the little girls used to jump rope. A developer was going to demolish it to build a big office building or something. Needless to say, the outcome is obvious...to a point. But a sweet, sweet story and one my middle daughter has also latched onto as a favorite.
All that to say I'd love to have Thursday meet Elsie Piddock, still skipping on the hill in the moonlight, and maybe Andy Spandy, too.
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