The Globe and Mail (Ottawa/Quebec Edition) - - EDITORIAL -

In early 1978, I was lead­ing dis­cus­sions for a women’s book club (Mr. Dres­sup Pre­mieres, Feb. 13).

One par­tic­i­pant of­ten shared won­der­ful sto­ries about the funny things her four-year-old said. One day she told us they had had a se­ri­ous dis­cus­sion about Casey and Fin­negan, whom the lit­tle boy adored and who played prom­i­nent roles in his make-be­lieve.

His mother was be­gin­ning to won­der about his grasp of reality. Fi­nally she said, “Dar­ling, you do re­al­ize that Casey and Fin­negan are pup­pets, don’t you?”

Very se­ri­ously, the child con­fided, “I know that, mommy, but I don’t think Mr. Dres­sup does.”

Honey Thomas Mis­sis­sauga

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