Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Writer's Workshop Wednesday

It's time for Mama Kat's WWW . Head on over and check it out. This week she's giving away a Flip- Video camera which I've been wanting so badly.

I chose to write about my favorite Halloween costume or moment that I had on video.

I was an awkward kid. Tall, skinny and gangly with red hair and freckles. It was not a pretty sight.  Then when I was about 7, the movie Pippi Longstocking came out. 


She was little girl with superman strength, cloaked in a scrawny redheaded body.  It was suddenly cool to look like me! Needless to say, when Halloween came around I wanted to be Pippi and I was. My hair was long enough to braid into pigtails so my mom bent a length of hanger over my head and threaded it through my braids so that they would stick straight out to the sides. I wore striped socks and a striped shirt and would give anything to have a photo or better yet a video of that costume. I felt so special and for once my red hair and freckles were just right. It was many years before I could appreciate and be thankful for my hair color being different from most other people.

Fact: Only 1% to 2% of the world's population has red hair.

8 comments:

Deborah said...

PIPPI!!!! My nickname in an all girl Catholic High School was Pippi Long Stockings. Not cool at the time. I cried...Lets shot ahead at the 25 year reunion, I'm dreading it because of MG. (mean girl), who called my "Pippi"..In she walks, and she says, Hey, There's Pippi, and Pippi is Looking Good!!! Wheh! That's a relief! I have a Pippi tee shirt and my daughter wears it with pride!! Thanks for the memories! LOL

The World As I See It said...

I love the story and I have always wanted red hair. I think the people that have red hair and lighter skin are so pretty!!!!

Acorn to Oak said...

Thank goodness for Pippi so you were finally able to feel good about being you. :-) That's really interesting that only 1-2% of the population has red hair. That makes you extra special. And, just think of all the women that spend so much time and money to have red hair and you have it naturally. :-)

Anonymous said...

I never saw the movie, but I LOVED reading the Pippi Longstocking books. Thanks for reminding me, I will be getting them for Sydney - and reliving them all over again. What a cool blog story, thanks for posting!

Rick Read

kys said...

I love Pippi! She has the best name, doesn't she? I've been a red-head a time or two.

jengd said...

Great story! I'm was a big Pipi fan myself! As for my Writer's post, unfortunately, I got in touch w/ Mama Kat earlier... it was a mistaken posting on my part... I'm not entering the Workshop. :(

Lourie said...

Oooh How I loved Pippi! She was sooo cool! what fun that you got to be her for Halloween!!

Unknown Mami said...

"I am Pippi Longstocking how I love my funny name..."

This picture made me so happy. I loved Pippi growing up. I miss Pippi.