Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thrilling Thursday: Goblins, Ghouls, and Ghosts Oh My!

I’m beginning to really enjoy these Thursdays! This week I wanted to find out what really spooked you all when you were kids. My mother had the book Faeries by Brian Froud, a wonderfully illustrated tome that I loved as a child. One particularly horrible creature was a gal named Jenny Greenteeth. This monstrosity shared my name, so it always stuck with me.

The story goes like this: She’s a hideous hag, green and nasty who likes to pull little children into the water and murderize them. They think this was made up by scared mom's who wanted to keep their children from the water so they wouldn't drown--but who really knows? This made living four houses from the river interesting for me at seven years old! ;)

So what’s your favorite childhood ghoulie or ghostie? Do you have one in particular?


Who is hitting the road to Milwaukee, and leaving for L.A. in the morning!


Regan Black said...

I know this admission makes me sound sooo very wimpy - but Rumplestiltskin always freaked me out. Such a creepy little meanie.


Alyssa Montgomery said...

Bloody Mary was my childhood fear. That story scared me for so long!