Sunday, September 23, 2018

"The Sad Sandra Truth"

This is the name of a lost piece of writing.

In a letter to the editor of a homeschooling newsletter in 1993, I wrote:
You can use the Sad Sandra Truth post. I guess it was a big deal because you're not the only one to have said it's touching and all that, only if I have copy I don't know where it is (mabye in the 3" stack of *Prodigy rsidue, but the things I have looked for there I haven't found), so if you print it I'll get to read it again myself! Was that the one that said I was Pippi Longstocking on drugs? More like Pippi Longstocking with flashbacks!
I'm putting this here so that if and when I find that I can transcribe it and mark this off my checklist.

I remembered the gist and topic of "the sad Sandra Truth." It was that I can't make an elaborate dinner and get all the foods to the table at the same time, and lots of people can. There was more to it, but that was the "truth." It was about capacities and confidence, I think.
December 2019; remembered but didn't yet find

Having found the ten issues of The Back Yard Fence published between summer of 1993 and autumn 1995, I've looked through them all and found nothing about Pippi Longstocking, and nothing beginning with 'the sad Sandra truth.' I did find things worth transcribing, and I plan to link
First transcriptions:

Living History Groups (1995)

Two things involving the Society for Creative Anachronism, and tie-in or parallel with home schooling
what I do transcribe at but there might not be anything there yet.

Electronic media isn't forever. Neither is paper.

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