Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday Memory


I found my childood buddy - Harriet the Spy. Just a couple of months ago I was trying to tell a friend about one of my favourite childhood characters. All I could recall was that her name was Harriet & she loved tomato sandwiches - that's how I got started on tomato sandwiches! My friend couldn't remember Harriet. The other day as I was going through ICLW blogs I found someone's list of favourite books and there was Harriet! Eureka! Oh the joy, I had finally found her! I feel like I've been reunited with a long lost friend. I'm off to Amazon to order the books. How wonderful it will be to read Harriet at (nearly) 40. I feel like a kid again. Forget plastic surgery and botox to slow down the ageing process. The answer is finding the child inside of us and keeping that child alive!

BTW, another favoutrite character was called Betsy...does any one remember where she comes from? I must have been in grade 2 or 3 when I read the books.


7 comments:

Martha said...

That is so cool. I loved Cherry Ames and Nancy Drew books, thank you for sharing.

Kristin said...

Very cool...I remember reading Harriet the Spy.

BTW, I love the word cloud in the post below.

Martha said...

Are you talking about the Betsy series by Carolyn Haywood? B is for Betsy, etc, published in the 1930s?

Nic said...

Now...tomato and onion sandwiches...yummmmmm. Tomato and salad cream....

I don't know Harriet (or Betsy) but she looks v clever...a proper 'pesky kid'

Over from ICLW

Raggedy Ann said...

Oh Martha, I think you've found my Betsy! :-)

The Muser (aka Beautiful Mama) said...

I LOVE Harriet the Spy. I found the books at the local library and re-read all of them. I have a copy for my little girl once she gets a bit older. Yay for fellow Harriet-the-Spy fans! I hope you enjoy her as much this time around as you did as a little girl. I still find her delightful.

The Muser (aka Beautiful Mama) said...

I've just been catching up on some of your posts and just want to let you know I really appreciate your blog...I'm glad to have found it.

(here from ICLW)