Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Brownies

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Isn’t this just the cutest little girl you’ve ever seen? That’s me when I was in the Brownies. I hated the Brownies. Part of the reason I hated being a Brownie was because my mom was a co-leader. I couldn’t get away with anything. There were other reasons, however. For one, the big honcho leader of our little troop resembled the wicked witch in The Wizard of OZ. I was only a little kid, but I knew homely when I saw it. If that lady was an example of a grown up Brownie, I wanted no part of it. Also, we did stupid stuff in the Brownies in 1962. Gluing popsicle sticks together didn’t strike me as a valuable trade. I always felt very silly making that stuff. The absolute worst was when we took an apple and stuck cloves in it until the entire apple wore cloves like a bullet proof vest. Then we tied a ribbon to the masterpiece so our mothers could dangle this nice smelling piece of fruit in a closet. It was allegedly intended as a closet freshener. Uh-huh.

Imagine opening the closet door months later to be confronted with a shrunken head that smelled like cloves.

 

Mystery Times 2015 Winners

YAY! See any names here you recognize? I’m trying to back into being humble here.

AND THE MYSTERY TIMES 2015 WINNERS ARE

First Place – Maddi Davidson – Heartfelt

Second Place – Linda S. Browning – Parlor Game

Third Place – Kim Kash – Pesticides Can Kill You

Georgia Ruth – Wheels of Fortune

Kate Fellowes – Stranger at the Door

Selaine Henriksen – A Prescription for Murder

Elaine Menge – Requiem for a Hit Man

Ezekiel Weaver – Leftovers