Sunday, October 5, 2008

Scout Shout Out

It's Sunday night and I'm piddling on the computer and kinda sorta watching "To Kill a Mockingbird" for the jillionth time. Most of you who know my Scout know that she is named for the young narrator of the story, Jean Louise "Scout" Finch.

Just now Scout the dog was fussing to go outside, barking her deep manly bark. I kept calling out her name to attempt to shut her up. At the same time, Calpurnia, the Finch housekeeper, is calling young girl Scout down for her first day at school. This is what it sounded like:

Calpurnia: Scout!
Janet: Scout!
Calpurnia: Scout!
Janet: Scout!

PS: I just went to google images to get that picture of the original Scout. I laughed out loud when I saw that on page, there are three pictures of my Scout!

PPS: Almost the end of the movie now - my favorite part (from IMBD):

Older Scout: [narrating] By October, things had settled down again. I still looked for Boo every time I went by the Radley place. This night my mind was filled with Halloween - there was to be a pageant representing our county's agricultural products; I was to be a ham. Jem said he would escort me to the school auditorium. Thus began our longest journey together.

(If you don't know what happens next, I won't spoil it for you, but a very young and very blond Robert Duvall has a pivotal role.)

PDX has a Halloween (and Scout's birthday) party every year for dogs and their people. Every year I say that I am going to make a ham costume for Scout - could this be the year??

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