The letter this week is the noble T
T is for Toadstools
Here is a Toad, sitting on a Toadstool
The Toadstool is an amanita muscaria variety
This is the type of Toadstool the Brownies used to dance around, and the one
chosen by many human Brownie Packs as an emblem
and a seat for the Brown Owl
I don't remember the Toadstool in my Brownie Pack being polka dotted, - I'm sure
it was of the plain brown variety, but that was long ago, and some of my memories
may be a little vague.
A long, long time ago in the far distant past, when I was too young to join Brownies I was allowed to go as an Elf and sit under the Toadstool and feel tremendously important to be there with the BIG kids.
After I got old enough to graduate from being a Toadstool sitter I got to be a full fledged Brownie.
Brownies was a serious organization, - it involved getting badges and learning to tie knots.
I don't think Brownies learn those things any more, but they do learn to be good citizens, and luckily for them they wear some pretty nice casual clothes, that gives them the distinction of being a Brownie but not the itchiness of those long stockings!
Here I am, with them bunched around my knees, circa 1933......
That's me on the right!!
For more great interpretations of the letter T skip on over to ABC Wednesday, here, with many thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt and her kind helpers.