Monday, June 16, 2008


That's right. I said "effalint." Jillson insists. Here she is, desperately trying to get the statue outside of Vienna's Museum of Natural History to talk to her. The conversation lasted about twenty minutes and went something like this:

Jillson waves: "Hiya, effalint!"
Still waving: "Effalint, hello!"
Shouting: "Hey! Hey! Hi, effalint!"
Extending hand for tusk-shake: "Nice-a mee-choo, effalint! How a you?"
Kissing the statue: "I kiss da effalint."
In despair: "Effalint! Effalint! Jillson says hi to me!"
After a pause: "Bye, bye, effalint."
Jillson walks ten paces away, then turns around, squeals in delight as though she's never seen this thing before, runs back, and says: "Hiya, effalint!" ...


Jim said...

Great stuff, Marg. Love the story and the pics. And I love the fact that Jillson can repeat the drill like it never happened. Her cousins enjoy that kind of repetition, too. Hope you are well.



Sue said...

That is too cute. She is going to be a fun big sister.
Sue (Denali's Meme)