3V136801 Tri-color Ribbon (10/21/81)

Lately I purchased a recording “The Uprising of 1916,” and we have played it occasionally. One pretty song has the refrain “all around my heart I wear a tri-colored ribbon-oh.” Peg has begun singing the song also.

We drove down town this day and somehow or other Peggy brought up this line to our conversation — perhaps that she would get a tri-colored ribbon when she was 10. She then explained that first you get a tri-colored ribbon and then a heart. I asked her if she had a heart and she replied, “No, not yet. I’ll get one when I am nine.” She then averred that Miriam had no heart yet because she was only ten, not yet nine…. Lots of bizarre confusions here…

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