Influential characters

March 4, 2010


This post has nothing to do with farming. But seriously people, it’s winter! How much farming stuff can we really do right now…?
So over dinner tonight Kristin asked us to list four fictional characters who significantly influenced us as children and here’s what we came up with:

Anne of Green Gables
April O’Neil – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Brenda Starr – Brenda Starr comics
Kristi Thomas – The Baby-sitters Club

Cimorene – The Enchanted Forest Chronicles
Meg – A Wrinkle in Time
The girl in From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Jo – Little Women

Luke Skywalker – Star Wars
Kirby Puckett – as imagined by Matt
Don Knuth – as imagined by Matt
John Nash – as portrayed in A Beautiful Mind

Hawkeye – M.A.S.H.
Darkwing Duck
She-Ra: Princess of Power
Andy Griffith

You may notice that there’s not a farmer among them… although I guess Anne of Green Gables lived on a farm.


Hi Kristin, Caleb, & their presumably wonderful housemates, Whitney & Matt,

I don’t want to pick sides here, but Caleb’s list kicks everyone else’s out of the water. Thank you for letting us all in on your dinner conversation, makes me feel like part of the party!


Angela — March 5, 2010

I have to agree, Caleb’s list wins, hands down. Although I think Anne of Green Gables would also be on my list…

Amy D. (formerly Amy K, AKA "Cuz" — March 8, 2010

The girl from Mixed-Up Files is Claudia Kincaid. I’m sure the internets told you that, but I’m feeling really proud that my brain knows these things (and my students just finished reading it…).

Amelia Bedelia was my greatest childhood influence.

Happy farming!

Alison (Ms. Denniston if you're polite) — March 9, 2010

I’m curious about the notation “as imagined by Matt”…knowing Matt that seems to leave the field wide open vs DarkWing Duck.

Marilu Thomas aka Mom — March 9, 2010


-Alice (in Wonderland)
-Harriet (the Spy)
-Lisa Turtle (Saved by the Bell)
-Annie (Little Orphan)


-Bugs Bunny
-Wolverine (X-Men Comics)
-Indiana Jones
-Mikey (The Goonies)

Abby — March 23, 2010