Thursday, October 30, 2008

The very first Girl Scout

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Edna: Margie, look here at what's in the newspaper. It says that tomorrow is Juliette Gordon Low's birthday. Do you know who that is?

Margie: Is that the woman who bakes those nice Girl Scout cookies? I do wish I had a few boxes of those. I'm hungry.

Edna: Check the freezer, we had a box of Thin Mints stashed in there the last time I looked.

And no, she's not the one who bakes the cookies. She founded the Girl Scouts of America back in 1912. It says here that she was very artistic, loved pets, and had a great sense of humor. She sounds like our kind of lady, don't you think?

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Margie: Oh, she does sound like us. Edna, didn't you join the Girl Scouts once? I tried to join the Boy Scouts you know. I was a young lady ahead of my time.

Edna: You were a young hussy, is what you were. No, I didn't join the Girl Scouts because we didn't have a local chapter and Daddy wouldn't take me all the way to Wichita for the weekly meetings. I wanted to, though. It always sounded like fun, with the camping and the singing.

Margie, we should go on a road trip and go visit Mrs. Low's birthplace over in Savannah, GA. The house is a National Historic Landmark, you know.

Margie: That's a fine idea. Let's ask Cousin T to drive us. We'll go by that Paula Deen's restaurant and eat like pigs.

Edna: Sounds like a plan, sister!

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12 comments:

gLoR!e said...

mmm...i recognized her because i was once awarded as Girl Scout of the year in our school here Cebu, Philippines..we have to learn those founder etc...but no no no more further the essence of that thing for i truly forgot. it was only in grader i learned thereafter never tried to join anymore..heheheh

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Mom was a girl scout back in the 60's! And we may have a box of thin mints in the freezer too!

Jackie said...

Thanks for ad.

I remember when I was a Girl Scout many, many years ago and how important it was to me to get all the badges. Funnily enough they probably gave me more life skills than most of my school subjects did LOL

Lidian said...

I know that name very well! I was a Girl Scout (and a Brownie too) though not for very long. There was a GS shop in NYC back then and I was thrilled to go there and get a GS doll for my birthday.

I never sold any cookies, but later in life bought some. Those Thin Mints are really good! :)

Odannysgirl said...

This reminds me that I need to find a girl scout who will sell me more thin mints. I was a girl scout and I recently found my ribbons/patches/etc. What fun it was to think about those projects from long ago.

Karen Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

I love those Girl Scout cookies, especially the thin mints and peanut butter ones!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I wasn't in the girl scouts for the same reason. Too far. I laughed out loud with the trying to join the boy scouts though. Bwahahahahahaha. Have a great day. :)

Angie Atkinson said...

Aww, brought back memories. I was a scout back in the day and wow was it fun. My daughter will be one too, when she's old enough. :)

LIFE,MARRIAGE AND KIDS said...

my stepdaughter jsut joined girl scout but since she is only a kindergarten she is not a girls scout yet but a daisy, then brownie and finally a girl scout at least thats what i think,lol...i hope when she does become one she will try hard to earn all the badges.

terocious said...

My Mama was a girl scout leader for my sister Sadies troupe or group or whatever they called it. I was pretty young so I always ended up at the meetings too sittin' in a chair and fidgetin'.

It being close to halloween and all I got to thinkin' about a rhyme I learned while listening to them girl scouts. It went like this:

"One bright day
in the middle of the night.
Two dead boys got up to fight.
Back to back
they faced each other.
Drew their swords
and shot each other.
The deaf policeman
heard the noise
and came and killed
the two dead boys.

If you don't believe
this lie is true
you can ask the blind man
'cause he saw it too."

One time all of them girls spent the night at our house and got to telling ghost stories. I could here every detail so I called Mama and she let me put on some forty five records to drown it all out.

-Cousin T.

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Lorrie said...

I was a Girl Scout! I recently visited the Juliette Gordon Low house in Savannah and it was beautiful. She was a real women's pioneer and quite an accomplished artist as well.

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