You can imagine my joy this morning when I spotted the very same glow worm I used to own - tied to the tow bar of a ute.
This glow worm forged a friendship with my still to this day best friend Riesen. We were on brownie camp and her evil twin was bullying her in the other dorm. She moved into mine and I squeezed my glow worm - who in turn lit up to give a very comforting glow across the bunkbeds as if to say - 'its ok, Im here for you'. Her glow work glowed back in gratitude and relief.
That same brownie trip we got to decorate the next doors scout leaders body with Brown Owls make up (at her request). Alarm bells werent raised until my Gran received a letter from me telling her what id been up to on brownie camp. i think it went something like this....
Thanks for the five pounds you gave me for brownie camp. I bought a frizbee.
Having a great time. Today we decorated the scout leaders body with Brown Owls make up. Catherine painted lipstick faces on his knees and I put mascara on his leg hair.
P.S. Why do you sing so loud in Church?
Brown owl shoulda been a bit nicer to me had she known that Grans cousin was actually the Chief of Guides for the whole of Great Britain. Yeah, Cous got a call and then Brown owl got a visit. I didnt stay at Brownies too long after that and turned my attention to May pole dancing instead.
I think with all this nostalgia trend and people looking to their past for comfort during times of recession and hope for the future they should bring Glow worms back. Even the little ones (which I still have one of).
Third one in from the left at the top. And my niece (whos only 3 years my junior) had the one middle bottom. We used to heat them up on the bulb of a lamp and pretend to iron our clothes. Our family love ironing and swear they were washer women in previous lives. nice.
Im off to look on ebay for one.