Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Kids Write the Darndest Things

DeeDee had a post this week about her daughter's thank you note. In a note to her grandma, the little girl left out a key letter when saying thank you for the "shirt." Rather than correct the mistake, her mother went ahead and mailed it. Grandma fortunately has a sense of humor.

It reminded me of a tidbit from my childhood that my mother saved for me. Sometime in elementary school I had an assignment to start a recipe collection. I copied a recipe for Exotic Chocolate Cake in my best cursive penmanship. I forgot, however to cross the "x" so it looked instead like an "r." (I'm not spelling it out, because I don't want those types of hits from any Google Searches!) My mom saved that recipe card and gave it to me at my bridal shower.

I'll have to get around to making it one of these days. Maybe I'll try that instead of making phone calls next Valentine's day.

The worst writing mishap, however, happened to a nurse I work with when she was a child. She's the only person I've ever heard of being kicked out of the Girl Scouts. Shortly after she joined the scouts there was a horrible explosion at a factory in their town. Her Girl Scout troop decided to write get well cards to the people who had been injured. She was assigned to write to a man who had been burned over a significant part of his body. She intended to sign the note "Your Friend." Instead, she misspelled your - a common enough error - and left out a letter from friend. It read, "You're Fried."

Serious Oops!

Her troop leader did not have a sense of humor and her scouting career ended abruptly.


Scooter Finazzio said...

Blogspot is back up around our part of the world, although I am sure it is temporary as usual, but it does allow me to comment. :) Your lucky day huh? :)

I love this post. I especially LOVE that your mom kept that recipe for all that time and brought it out at the perfect occasion! She is an awesome mom!

SJ said...

Oh, yes she is, Carol!

Cheryl said...

Scott made something when he was little and it said "My brother and I are feinds," having left out an "r." :-)