Little Women

I know that out there in the Christian culture, there is a community of people like me, raised in conservative Christian, homeschooled or may-as-well-have been-homeschooled homes. I know that you wore a lot of french braids, probably weren't allowed to read Babysitters Club or Goosebumps and fell asleep listening to Adventures in Odyssey.

Anne of Green Gables? The Donutman?Touched by an Angel? Little House on the Prairie? I feel you, man. 

If you're feeling a little nostalgic right about now, then you'll be just as thrilled and touched (and simultaneously slightly embarrassed by those emotions) as I was by this postcard I received from my mom in the mail recently:

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Anyone who knows anything about Little Women knows that Louisa May Alcott based the character of Jo on herself. Jo was obviously the coolest, just ahead of that little turd Amy. My mom is clearly trying to point out that Jo was a writer who married a professor so I am well on my way to becoming my childhood idol. Just need to chop all of my hair off and expose one of my siblings to scarlet fever. Excellent.

Happy Friday to all of my dear readers, but most especially to my nerdy kindred spirits.

And just to be clear: if someone wanted to start a discussion in the comments section about who would win in a fight between Anne Shirley, Laura Ingalls and Josephine March, I would not be opposed to that...