Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ode to my (imaginary) husband


Today the United States recognizes one of it's little known hero's, my imaginary husband. Born John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. He was indeed a real man, not just a myth or story. When I was a little girl it was my dream to grow up to be Wonder Woman and marry Johnny Appleseed. My family thinks it's hilarious, I think it's pretty random. Why him? Who even knows who Johnny Appleseed is anyways? It did not matter to me if you had heard of him or not. My conviction was unwavering and I was certain that one day I would be his wife! He died in 1847 making it a dream impossible to realize. Upon further inspection of my crush one finds that he was actually a good man! Who know that at such a young age I had such a knack for picking men? Here is a bit of background on my would be husband:
Johnny Appleseed’s dream was for a land where blossoming apple trees were everywhere and no one was hungry. A gentle and kind man, he slept outdoors and walked barefoot around the country planting apple seeds everywhere he went. It is even told that he made his drinking water from snow by melting it with his feet.

Johnny was a friend to everyone he met. Indians and settlers -- even the animals -- liked Johnny Appleseed. His clothes were made from sacks and his hat was a tin pot. He also used his hat for cooking. His favorite book was the Bible.

What's not to like, right? But alas, it was not to be. Instead, I married Superman, not too shabby!


7 comments:

gretchen said...

HILARIOUS....i have to come back and read this again...because it made me laugh and smile and laugh again...

you are a hot SUPER WOMAN...love that picture....

i knew who johnny appleseed was...but my mom was a kindergarten teacher for 35 years...so it's to be expected...

wow...we are going to have fun in april...i can't wait...

StarrAltered said...

thanks for the LUB :)
and you are too funny!!! love those costumes (they are costumes, right, lol)

Jill said...

I can't believe I never knew the Johnny Appleseed lover in you! Of course I knew about Wonder Woman. Hilarious.

DeAnna said...

Ok that blog cracked me up not only because of you love for him that was hilarious but also because Zach loved Johnny Appleseed too!! He was fascinated with him dropping seeds wherever he went for apple trees to grow!!! LOL!! And you had a crush on him?? That is hilarious. Cute pic, wonder who took it?????? HHHHmmmmmm maybe the scarecrow?

Anonymous said...

you are hilarious!!!! I laughed so hard reading this! Really funny and look at you in the Superwoman costume.......you little hottie :)

Fran

Jill said...

OK, so Tim just read this and cracked up.

Johnny said...

Don't know if my other comments went through. I'm a descendant of Johnny Appleseed--he's an uncle from way back. His father, Nathaniel, was a minuteman in the Revolutionary War. My grandfather, Thomas, was tall and gangley like Johnny. Even the Indians thought Johnny was wild. I bought a tree from Historic Trees, taken from one of the last trees of Johnny's in Ohio. This year we got apples (his favorite).

 

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