Childhood favourites (Was Oh the horror!)

Sally Odgers sodgers at
Fri Feb 7 21:19:25 EST 2003

Re: Childhood favourites (Was Oh the horror!)Can Widdy - or anyone - explain what sort on name "Ole Golly" is? I could never make out if "Ole" was a nickname, a first name or an insult...


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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ian W. Riddell 
  To: dwj at 
  Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2003 8:35 AM
  Subject: Re: Childhood favourites (Was Oh the horror!)

    Harriet the Spy
    Oh how I love this book! I keep going back to it. Proto-gayboy that I was, I loved how passionate and smart and human Harriet was. I loved Golly. I loved Scout. Every child I know in my life is getting this book when they are old enough. The sequels left me unimpressed, but Harriet is a Great Book.

  OK. That's my other favorite novel creeping in (brownie points if you can guess what it is): That should be Sport not Scout.


  Fairy tales are not true--fairy tales are important, and they are not true, they are more than true. Not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be defeated.
  G.K. Chesterton

  Ian W. Riddell
  iwriddell at
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