Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Day 6


This is my sister, Kassy. I call her Forest.

Isn't she beautiful? I think she is.

I call her Forest because it is a great nickname for a little sister. We used to be on a swim team together for years, growing up. The movie Forest Gump came out around the beginning of our swimming careers. (We weren't old enough to watch it. But I knew that Forest was a little 'slow.') This is great ammo, knowing I couldn't call her stupid or dumb without Mom yelling at me. She knew what it meant and that's all that mattered. So to continue with the cover of just calling her Forest, without the hidden meaning, I would say, "Swim, Forest, Swim." (Run, Forest, Run..but Kritta-ified)
This went on for sometime before Kassy got upset about me calling her stupid. She finally told Mom...loser. I got in trouble when I called her Forest from then on.
Well I kept on calling her Forest, even though I'm sure my whole sixth grade year was spent in my room.
Now how could I let a great name like that get lost because of some room time. It's the price some have to pay!
Anyway after a long awhile my parents just gave up and stopping me. Even they started calling her Forest. How great is that?!
It's now turned into an endearment name but I'll never forget the original meaning! :)

15 comments:

Soxy Deb said...

That's a great story and YES! She is a beauty! I never had any sisters - just 4 brothers so while I may have been the one getting picked on relentlessly, I made sure to scream or cry at just the moment I knew mom would be entering the room. Oh they learned fairly quickly they were either with me or against me. I made a lot of money of them boys (heh).

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jill jill bo bill said...

We oldest sisters always get in trouble!!! She is gorgeous, just like you! I am lovin' ypour pictures and your daily quilt idea. You are so dedicated.

devri said...

that is a great story, but truthfully I thought you were going to call her forest because she had hairy legs on the swim team..

She is beautiful..

♥georgie♥ said...

awww what a cute story! she is a beauty!

rachel griffith said...

poor forest.
jk jk jk.

we love you forest.
really.

hey i was in 5thish-6thish grade too.
are you 26ish???

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

That is totally GREAT...what a cool way to get a nickname...no matter where it started from...it's always nice to have a nickname! :)

amelia bedelia said...

that's a great story! Forest is a cutey!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

She is a cutie!!

Julie said...

I totally remember that name. I even called her Forest. But by that time, it was more of the endearment name.

nikkicrumpet said...

LOL too funny...I wish I had a sister to torture!

Jenni Jiggety said...

She is MUCH cuter than Tom Hanks!

Cute story, Kritta!

Mags said...

sisters are the bomb, even avery has one, she made her out of a snow angel.

binks said...

Your sister is quite the beauty.

I was the younger sister, picked on and ignored. I feel your sister's pain.
Although now, we are great buds.

Hey, I was on a swim team for years and was living the whole military wife life for a while (although not really the wife part).
And nowhere near Alaska. BRRRRR!!!!

Susan said...

I'm totally stealing that nickname with the intention of using it on many people. My old colleague at work, my one stepson, my sister-in-law and god knows who else!!! Thanks for the laugh today! And yes, your sister is beautiful!