So, when I was a (younger) girl, my Dad's nickname for me was "Tarnen," pronounced "Tair-nen." :)
I was (just a bit...) of an instigator; an older sister who was (at times) a bit of a trouble-maker. Yes, I was (well, I could be..) naughty. Yes, I said it. Yes, I did.
A story to prove it.
When I was a girl, we moved a lot. A lot-a lot. So many times that frankly, I cannot (now) tell you home many times moves we made...Like I said, there were a lot (of them.)
I remember sitting in a gym (you know, the kind with the wooden basketball floor.) There were red lines and a big white circle on the floor (at least, I think so. It was a long time...ago, now.) The planks were wood; golden yellow.
During a game of duck-duck-goose, I remember 'spying' a very pretty and petiter-than-me young girl across the way. She had long, beautiful slightly curly dark locks of hair that flounced all around her when she ran. I think they actually kind of flew out floating behind her when she ran. Her curls actually bounced around. And I 'hated' her (for it.) (She was probably very nice.) (Too.) I wouldn't know. I don't think that we stayed (there) long enough for me...to find out. At least I don't think so.
(The blog title should read: "Duck-duck-gooooose!")
This is my 'dramatic' and my 'artistic' rendition. (You can 'click' on it to make it bigger, if you must.)
(I made it smaller because I am too ashamed to make it big.) :-/
(actual event...'somewhere' near Madison.)
I am reminded of a GREAT comic strip (from my childhood) called Goofus & Gallant [from the Highlights Magazine (another super, terrific read, even for adults) from 1948; written by Garry Cleveland Myers and drawn by Anni Matsick.]
Here is a small sample of their instructive and enlightening work:
...and another (because they are so good!)
...and this one, which actually made me...laugh. ( :-O ) Oh dear. :-O
(I think that is actually me, on the left...)
(...an aside, here. Boy, they've gotten really big!)
Ha, ha, ha!!!
(credit for this 'Millennial Edition;' Paste Media Group.)