Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Oh To Be Nancy Drew

I'm not sure what I have always found most interesting about Nancy Drew...perhaps it was her independence and that her Dad trusted her and gave her a lot of room to just be herself....or maybe it was the fact that she faced danger with reckless abandon, although in a very ladylike manner....or it could be that she used her intellegence to figure out mysteries that seemed to be beyond the grasp of the everyday adult. Certainly finding and traversing hidden passageways in dilapidated and abandoned houses was and still is a definite draw for me. I suppose it was a combination of all these things that appeal to me, even today. I still love to pick up a Nancy Drew mystery, when I want a little quick and uncomplicated pick me up.

As part of my limited Nancy Drew collection, I have some older Nancy Drew books, the Lost Files of Nancy Drew, a couple Nancy Drew computer games and the recent movie with Emma Roberts. When Lexi is old enough, I will make sure that she appreciates Nancy Drew as well.

Emma Roberts plays a good Nancy Drew and it is cute how she is kind of old fashioned and retro, but still kind of fits in the modern world...and I love her messenger bag, filled with the essentials that every good detective needs....notebook, flashlight, grappling hook, and of course snack containers with lots of yummy goodness to entice bad guys and get her way with goverment employees.

Young Indiana Jones meets Nancy Stratemeyer on one of his adventures, which is supposed to be Nancy Drew and is a play on the last name of the man who created Nancy. It is a cute episode. All this Nancy exposure just goes to show that if she's good enough for Lucas and Indiana Jones, she's good enough for anyone.

Take some downtime and enjoy a rousing, uncomplicated date with Nancy....read one of the books, play a Game or flip through her scrapbook and definetly watch the movie, if you haven't already and even if you have, watch it again. Lay aside your "I'm a grown up and this is silly and juvenile and I just don't enjoy it". If you shove aside the adult walls, you'll find that you feel a few years younger and more carefree, at least for a little while and that's always worth the trip. Besides, if more of us embraced our inner child, we would have a much better time dealing with day to day life. Don't take yourself too seriously, have fun, be silly and enjoy some of the things you enjoyed as a child or a teenager.

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Renee said...

Hi Anita,
Thanks for your comment! So you are "Jammi"? I like that :-) I think I'm going to be "Grandmommy", but then who knows what the little ones will come up with...

I have some of my mom's ND books, the ones with the blue covers. Your post makes me want to go dig out The Clue of the Tapping Heels...


southerninspiration said...

did I tell you that when I have grands they will call me Peaches???? Daughter in law came up with that! Thanks for coming by yesterday to enter the drawing. If there is something you want from the SLaHOME catalog, just let me know! I actually have some products from my own "stash" so I might have what you want already! talk to you soon.


jenjen said...

I love Nancy Drew too. I thought the movie was really cute.