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
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
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.
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.
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.)
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:
another (because they are so good!)
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