Mississippi and Spaghetti

by Hope Sewell on May 27, 2011

in family, kids

Mississippi: M-I-Crooked Letter-Crooked Letter-I-Crooked Letter-Crooked Letter-I-Hump Back-Hump Back-I.  too bad we can’t spell more words like that!!  šŸ˜‰

The state of Mississippi is named for the Mississippi river which forms its western boundary and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The name roughly translated from Native American folklore means “Father of Waters.” The translation comes from the Chippewa words “mici zibi” meaning “great river” or “gathering in of all the waters” and the Algonquin word “Messipi”.

Mississippi was organized as a territory in 1798 and was admitted as the 20th state to join the Union on December 10, 1817. Jackson is the capital city and the largest Metropolitan area. (all of this fun info came from here)

Why is all of this important??  It’s not really.  But here recently, Lilly has acquired a new nick name….yep, you guessed it, Mississippi.  Why or how this new name has come to her I have no idea.  I just happened to walk into the living room near the end of last week and Ruthie was calling Lilly, Mississippi and she was responding to the new name with GREAT pleasure.  And, it’s kind of stuck because for some strange reason, it seems to fit her perfectly.  It’s hard to explain.  “Mississippi” is a lot of fun to say, the whole “crooked letter-crooked letter” deal makes you either clap your hands or bop your head to the beat, and it means, “great river or gathering in of all the waters”.  All of this fits Lilly to a T.  She is TONS of fun!!!  She LOVES to dance, wiggle and just be silly.  And like water, she’s very powerful and can easily get out of control and leave a trail of damage in her wake.  As you can see from the pictures below.  Mississippi loves her some spaghetti!
Yep, she looks like a Mississippi to me!
She’s been on a major kick with Tobin’s old boots lately!!  She wears them all the time.  Once again, they fit her personality.
Love my little Mississippi!

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