Friday, May 14, 2010

gone with the wind

ahhh, the south is alive in the north!

never in my wildest dreams did i expect to raise muffy 
as a southern belle in the north.
though i do try my darnedest.
i mean, the signature big bow strategically tacked down to that child's head
is her signature statement!

then i went to kindergarten orientation night...

would you believe that the little elementary school she'll be attending 
was named for the man who supplied all the straw hats 
to the actors for Gone With The Wind?
(the straw company was based in our town)


just think! miss scarlett actually wore a hat made in my town!

i learned that during each school year there is a designated straw hat day for the children to dress up like characters from the movie/book
and a founder's day dedicated to it!

wasn't she lovely?

and awful? 

and sweet?

 and mean? and tormented?

and strong? 

and adored? 
and completely, well...southern?!?


  1. Too cool!!!!!!!! What an interesting thing to find out!! My husband is going out of town this weekend and I am going to sit my butt on the couch and watch Gone with the Wind. I'm pretty excited about it. :) Happy weekend!!

  2. That is the neatest thing! My favorite movie of all time! And yes, my daughter is the same way, the older she gets, the larger her bows become. :) She will not let me put her hair in ponytails or pigtails, but if a bow is what makes her happy, that's fine with me. Anything to keep her looking well-dressed, and keeping her hair out of her face is a huge plus. :)

  3. That is so cool! My mom and I used to stay up late and watch the movie every time it came on AMC. Such a classic!

  4. That is so cool! And that's so fun that the school has a day to honor it. I would have loved that when I was a kid! Now I think I'm going to have to re-watch Gone With The Wind!!

  5. Well I do declare, it should be a National Holiday!! How exciting that your town celebrates it! I would wear a big straw hat everyday if I could :)

  6. That is so cool! I absolutely love Gone With the Wind. I still watch it almost every time it's on TV!

  7. So cool!!! I adore Gone with the Wind! I would love to wear a straw hat just like Scarlett!

  8. Oh my goodness - how exciting! I'm craving a big staw hat just like Scarlett's...

  9. LOVE love love it. I adore that flick AND the fabulous hats in it!