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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dear Olive,
When I was young, I had a dress just like this*. I had this book. And I decided it would be far better to be her, than me. So I changed my name, and for a few months, everyone - family, friends, teachers, had to call me Heidi. I wouldn't respond unless they did. I got over it, though, and went back to being me again. I wonder who you'll want to be?
* mine was brown. But it was the 70's so this was not only acceptable, it was highly fashionable.
PS Elephant memory? Yes, I briefly mentioned this story a long time ago here.





16 comments:

Allana said...

Aww, so sweet and such a nice nostalgic moment. I was recently given a gorgeous vintage Heidi copy that is abridged and has lots of pictures, perfect as a step between the LGB and the full version for my little 4 1/2 year old to experience Heidi during our night time reads. I wonder if she will think of it as fondly as we do?

Nell said...

Amazing dress, amazing book xx

one claire day said...

If she has any idea how adorable she is - she'll be staying put as Olive ;)

Very cute story, must have amused your family no end. Love the pinny and the book.

Welcome back :) x

Rinny said...

Pretty sure I had the same book! What a winner.

What a beautiful dress. :)

The Franglaise said...

I loved Heidi when I was little: book, movie, the lot. But calling yourself Heidi, that's super cute!
xx
ps: loving the photos with your new camera
pps: elephant memory? I might have already said that before, but it doesn't hurt to repeat compliments right!

Francesca said...

i was obsessed with heidi too. but the dubbed german (?) tv series from the 70s. great dress! x

Inês Seabra said...

Oh, I wanted to be Heidi! Just to spend the winter in a cottage in the mountains surrounded by snow. I think deep inside I still want that.

Cassandra Allen said...

That dress is lovely. I am living in the land of Heidi, la vie est belle! Actually I'm scoffing a huge bowl of yogourt as I type too!

fast times in münchen. said...

That is the damn sweetest dress ever Olive. Reading already? Why am I not surprised? ;) xx Ps Love your Heidi story!

mama bear said...

Dear Olive, your little mullet is too rad for words. So very cute.

Dear Kellie (aka Heidi) One of my friends insisted on being called Mrs.Brady when she was little. I'm not sure if that was in relation to the Bunch though...

xx

bloom right here said...

Is she reading a Little Golden Book? That brings back so many memories. I'd love to start a little collection for my little one.

Lila said...

That's so sweet, it's lovely to be able to have little pieces of nostalgia around.

Madeleine said...

The cross stitch on that dress is amazing! Score!
And so funny, I just followed the link back to where you mentioned this story before and read that whole post again. I am now literally laughing out loud at the vision of your Dad trying to suck up a mossie with a vacuum cleaner!!!
Hilarious xx

Lizeylou said...

Gorgeous dress and one super cute book. Brings back so many fun memories!

green tea and red nails said...

that dress is amazing! love the book - i am now officially on the look out for a Heidi little golden book :) xx

thanks for stopping over at my blog! your blog is lovely... love this idea of writing letters to your daughter! what a precious memory for her!

kel xx

p.s - my name is kellie too and it's also spelt the right way! haha!

bron @ baby space said...

I had this Heidi Golden Book! Have been re-collecting all the little gbs I had when I was small -- so cool to see it again here :)

 

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