Dear Angie, My Brother Ripped Tiny Tears’ Head Clean Off
Please check back on Halloween this Wednesday for 1982-Angie’s holiday-themed response.
17th October 1989
I am fine. I checked with my brothers and they are also fine. Oliver is still ginger, Chris is still a pooh-head, Joe has a scab the size of My Little Pony on his left knee and Mike’s new favourite word is “no”.
Chris kidnapped my Tiny Tears doll the other day and threatened to pull her head off. I said he wouldn’t dare, but he did dare and he ripped her head clean off. So I cried until my brain hurt.
My mother tried to put Tiny back together again with some duck tape. I told Chris that I wanted to rip his head off and stick it back on with duck tape to see how he likes it. He lent me his Tenderheart Bear to say sorry – but I’m still mad.
Would you like another brother? You can borrow Chris forever if you like. Also, is duck tape is made from real ducks?
Thanks for the catalogue picture of Barbie’s house (the one that is not an orange crate). I like to cut stuff out of catalogues too. It helps Santa’s elves know what to make me for Christmas.
I have almost finished making my witch’s hat for Sarah Fairburn’s Halloween party. It is black, pointy and covered in glitter and glow-in-the-dark stickers. It just needs a bit more glitter and a lot more stickers.
I love Halloween! We get to draw funny faces on pumpkins and scoop their brains out. Then we dress up all fancy and eat sweets. Even though all the grownups say I’m a fussy eater, I am not. I like all sweets – apart from green ones and yellow ones.
Do you fly your bike past the moon on Halloween like all the American kids do in E.T.?
Your chum, from England,
Jessica, age 7½
Ps. I think Margaret Thatcher has the same hairdresser as my Grandma.