1.25.2008

I Am a Brownie


The young daughter of William Howard Taft III was assigned to write a short autobiography at the start of a new grade in school. Here's what she wrote: "My great-grandfather was President of the United States [27th President, 1909-13]. My Grandfather, [Robert Alfonso Taft, 1889-1953] was Senator from Ohio. My father is Ambassador to Ireland. I am a Brownie."

I can't even say how much I love this. This was a little girl with a solid self-image. She knew where she came from and she knew who she was. That's the hope I have for all the children in my life -- that they know where they came from and who they are, and that who they are is really what counts.

10 comments:

tara said...

that is charmingly sweet. Such pride in being a brownie. good share Jan:)

Jori said...

I love that!

100 Percent Cottam said...

i'm pretty close to a brownie, given all the baked goods i eat! :) that is an awesome quote!

Phogles said...

oh, and it's Girl Scout cookie season again! Every year I tell myself I'm gonna stock up on enough Thin Mints to get through the year...

Sorry, off topic.

Mia said...

How sweet. I believe that knowing who you are and where you came from are so important to living a happy life. Great quote.

Natalie Scott said...

Very sweet! Knowing who we are and where we come from is essential for a sense of well-being, and a sense of self. What a wonderful little quote...seriously...where DO you find them all!

hoLLy said...

how adorable is that?!

Melissa said...

Sweet...I'm not a brownie, however I do enjoy eating them!

Hacking it up said...

That is so cute! I love the brownies this time of year...they bring me thin mint cookies!

Kristi said...

That is an adorable quote!! I love it. What a sweet girl.