Sunday, March 15, 2009

True Story (aren't they all?)

Today, the Matron took Scarlett and Merrick to see a teenage family friend perform in Northfield High School's incredibly FINE Rock and Roll Revival -- two hours of uber-talented teens belting out song with bona fide professional band accompiament.   Amazing.

This event is about an hour away from their Twin Cities home base.  Still. 

During intermission at today's event, an adorable little girl--about Scarlett's own age--approached her and said:  "Aren't you Helen Keller?"  The whole family circled, in need of Auotograph.  Which Scarlett happily gave.

About two minutes later, a wizened couple approached her daughter and said:  "Weren't you in The Sound of Music this fall?" and raved.

Just as they were entering the auditorium for Act II,  another preteen approached Scarlett:  "Are you Helen Keller?"  

The Matron, married to a realtor in a down economy, wished she could parlay this into cash.    For her, not Scarlett. 

Really good post tomorrow, she promises.    Today, the easy way out offered its hand and and she took it.  


9 comments:

smalltownmom said...

My rocknrollhaired son was asked, while on a field trip to a celebrity mecca, to pretend he was one... But then a semi-real celebrity appeared.

True story, according to the mom who drove them there. Darn it, I think he and his classmates could have pulled off their charade.

His autograph would have been apropriately illegible.

smalltownmom said...

Excuse me. It should be "appropriately." I hate my typos.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Well, if she's signing autographs, may I have one too?

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

They know they'll want to be able to say they knew Scarlett way back when.

Heather said...

Maybe you should head out west and start converting that to cash!

Outnumbered2to1 said...

Congrats! That had to make your daughter feel so good. And I'm pretty sure there are celebrities who sell their autograph. There is always e-bay. Start saving her gum wrappers and soda cans.

Angie said...

Just the beginning of her autograph giving......

Glad to be back and reading up on your life:)

Would love to talk about our 'market-bus' brain-child in our spare time - haha.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Wait until she's Ramona!

Daisy said...

She's well known locally already? Wow!