871Re: Elsie Dinsmore ?
- Dec 5, 1999ERATRIANO@... wrote:
> My question today is, has anyone heard of the Elsie Dinsmore books by Martha(My e-mail connection would send for a day, so I'm posting a bit late on
> Lizzie "Princess Airhead"
I hesitate to admit this, but I loved _Elsie Dinsmore_ as a girl. I
felt akin to her in her spiritual struggles. What she was trying to be
was how good Catholic girls were supposed to be. (Elsie definitely
wasn't Catholic, but it was the same root-out-all-traces-of-sin
mentality I grew up with.)
I didn't find out until I was an adult that there was a series. I found
out that a childhood friend of mine -- her family had moved away in
junior high and she moved back into the area as an adult and we ran into
each other at a party --collected them. Ironically, she's an athiest,
raised by athiests -- the last person you'd think to be reading Elsie
Dinsmore. I had gotten her hooked on the first book. (For those of you
who haven't read Elsie, she tries to be the perfect little Christian
girl, the perfect goody-2-shoes who turns the other cheek all the time.)
I no longer have the original (it was a cheap paperback that fell apart
years ago due to all the re-readings). Hmmm, maybe I should look for it
and the sequels?
P.S. to Khazad-dum: I promise *not* to read from it at the Reading &
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