From the mouths of babes

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From the mouths of babes
Mon, 10-22-2012 - 10:01am
Here is a story that makes you feel good about the upcoming generations! Have you seen this one in your news? In Omaha, Nebraska, a third grader Stella Ehrhart since the second day of second grade, Stella, age eight, has gone to school dressed as a different person—sometimes fictional, mostly historical. Her first costume was Laura Ingalls Wilder; since then Joan Baez, Queen Elizabeth, Billie Holiday, Georgia O’Keefe, Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the  majority of her inspiration comes from the book 100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century.  Who would you pick to dress up like from history? I have always been a Anne morrow lindbergh fan. 
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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 4:34pm

Stella's mother is doing a good job, and keeping plenty busy, I bet, helping with all those costumes!  I'm sure she'll be plenty proud of her self-confident daughter one day, if she isn't already.

A Korean friend of mine said that, as children, they read lots of biographies of people throughout the world--each family has a collection in the home.  In our house we grew up with Collier's Encyclopedia and lots of Nancy Drew and Pipi Longstockings, lol! Somehow my brother who's 8 yrs older was exposed to much more (probably library books he sought) and was heavily into philosopy in HS.

Having never been a history buff, I'd choose to dress up as Mother Theresa who's only slightly historical.


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Tue, 10-23-2012 - 10:54am

One of my kids told me about this!  I think it's awesome. :)

I'd dress up as Mother Teresa of Calcutta.  I always wanted to meet her.