Friday, November 28, 2008

Fridaday Flashback - Where Where You?

I'm sure we all can remember where were were when certain significant moments of history happened. I can too.

But what haunts me most is a childrens book that I read in 3rd grade during some free reading time... I remember sitting on the tan square tiled floor facing the bookshelf in front of the windows that faced the playground in Mrs. Frasier's room. When I got to the end of the book... my jaw dropped. Surely this was not a book meant for my eyes. Someone DIED. In a HORRIBLE way. I remember the simple illustrations of a tall lanky girl with a green ribbon around her neck. I want to sy she was in a green dress too.

Anyway. I did some googling... the story goes something like this:

The Girl with the Green Ribbon

There was this girl long ago who had a green ribbon around her neck. There was a boy in her class named Rick who liked her a little more then a little. Rick asked her, “Why do you where that green ribbon around your neck?”
She said to him happily, “Perhaps some day I shall tell you.”

The girl and Rick went out on a date. On the date he asked her, “Now will you tell me why you where that green ribbon around your neck?”
She said to him happily, “Perhaps some day I shall tell you.”

The years went by and they got married. On their wedding night Rick asked her, “Now will you tell me why you where that green ribbon around your neck?”
She said to him happily, “Perhaps some day I shall tell you.”

A few years after the wedding they had some kids. Rick asked her, “Now will you tell me why you where that green ribbon around your neck?”
She said to him happily, “Perhaps some day I shall tell you.”

Then long after their marriage and when their children were all grown up. They were both old and feeble the girl was very sick and the doctor said she was going to die. Rick asked her in their final moments together, “Now will you tell me why you where that green ribbon around your neck?”

She said to him in a whispery voice, “You can take it off now.”
He pulled the ribbon off her neck and her head fell off.

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