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I am just wondering............old stories..........

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 11:04 PM
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 Once a mom(she knows who she is)asked if we could guess her son's name.I said"rumpelstilskin" and she did not get it because she did not know the story.

Tonight,someone said they were from alaska and I asked if they were a sourdough and I don't think they knew what I meant.

Do old stories just die and we never tell our kids?

We should be in awe at the gift of having children rather than obsessed by our rights as a mother!

by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 11:04 PM
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sheena696
by Platinum Member on Feb. 9, 2011 at 11:05 PM
Yep, I'm guilty of it myself.:(
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Zombiatarian
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 11:07 PM

 Man my daughter was watching Hello Kitty tell  Rumpelstilskin the other day lol! I'd forgotten all about it until a few days ago and suddenly it all came back to me.

NearSeattleMom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 10, 2011 at 1:12 AM

Less people read the old stuff!

HaydensMommy007
by on Feb. 10, 2011 at 1:13 AM

I have no idea what either one those references are....

laranadtony
by Emerald Member on Feb. 10, 2011 at 3:14 AM

 Well,in rumplestilskin,he was promised the queen's firstborn child and she did not want to give it to him and she had to guess his name.

The sourdough charlie thing is an old alaskan folk tale about sourdough charlie.There is even a son.

(to the tune to clementine)

In alaska,in the Gold mines ,in the land of ice and snow

live a miner,ninety niner ,making bread with sourdough.

Sourdough charlie,sourdough charlie,sourdough charlie won us fame.

Though he's lost and gone forever,true alaskans bear his name.

 

The legend is,you do not become a true alaskan(a sourdough)until you make it through a spring break up.

Susan0805
by on Feb. 10, 2011 at 3:16 AM

I knew the rumpelstiltskin reference but not the sourdough one, LOL

Elayna90
by on Feb. 10, 2011 at 3:17 AM
I think people do forget more and more. I heard a lot of those songs and stories growing up but only because I spent a lot of time with my grandparents and their friends.
But now, I read to my kids and tell them newer stories. The only time I tell the old ones are when I've got to come up with something off the top of my head.
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laranadtony
by Emerald Member on Feb. 10, 2011 at 3:19 AM

 My kids know the story of johnny appleseed and paul bunyan and all of aesop's fables.

CAgirl1214
by on Feb. 10, 2011 at 3:20 AM

I have no idea about sourdough but I thought everyone knew about rumpelstilskin.

KaliLeanne
by on Feb. 10, 2011 at 3:21 AM
I love all the old stories and share them with tay all the time! :)
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