2018 A to Z: Y… All About Nancy Drew

2018 A to Z: Y… All About Nancy Drew

Y glassIn 2016 I first learned of the annual April A to Z… it immediately intrigued me and I began racking my brain for a theme. After much reading, and thinking… I finally came up with the theme of A to Z 2016: A to Z: 2016 Southern Foods and Memories; it said to write what you know! When April of 2017 rolled around, I decided to share A to Z: 2017 Conversations with Mama to the world… the best of my on-going blog post that has generated from nightly talks to my mother. It’s now 2018 and as Nancy Drew has been on my mind… since I began re-building my collection back… well, I hope you will join me in celebrating All About Nancy Drew during the April A to Z Blog Hop!


Y is for… YOU might be Nancy Drew if, Years, and Yes I Made It

You might be Nancy Drew if…

  • you’ve been repeatably knocked unconscious… and seldom have a concussion!
  • your father is a lawyer and often asks for your help in solving a mystery… but never pays you! Nancy must receive a big allowance!
  • you always have a packed bag tucked away in the trunk of your roadster/convertible… just because!
  • you find yourself in an old mansion full of secret passageways and ghosts!
  • you have never had a job by the age of 18, but somehow never without money.
  • you never have a curfew!
  • your father has given you a handgun while you’re on a case, and you’re only 16!
  • you’re always proficient in whatever needs to be done.
  • you never have to ask permission to go on dangerous mystery hunts.
  • the police ask you to help in solving their mystery cases.


Contributions from my Nancy Drew Facebook group…

Eric WoodYou must be Nancy Drew if you’re always hoping a mystery comes your way to solve. LOL!
Christy Jordan: You must be Nancy Drew if boating always leads to mishaps.
Christy Jordan: You must be Nancy Drew if you’re had more concussions than an entire NFL team.
Amanda Arkebauer: If no matter how many times you wreck your car, your father always buys you a new one!
Noralee Owsley: Even after being hit on the head and left for dead, you wake up after being rescued with just a ‘slight headache and ready for more adventure!
Kelsey Reese: If you have a flashlight, a magnifying glass and can write SOS on a mirror with lipstick and think WWNDD.
Dean Burcham: You have two good friends, one athletic and one perpetually hungry… One of your oldest friends ditches you after getting married… The police chief is on a first name basis with you, not for felonious reasons… You have many odd talents, like obscure foreign language dialects and random sports… You have encounters with rascals with strange names (Mortimer Bartiscue, Bushy Trott for example).
Dean Burcham: Most importantly, 88 years after your debut, you have devoted fans of all ages that still love you to this day.
Sarah Beth: You just happen to be a natural at every sport and hobby you try!
Dean Burcham: You can write mirror image on a window in lipstick. You can get out of most troubles by mentioning your father’s name. You have a loyal boyfriend even if you pay little attention to him.
Tonia Dempsey: You get hit on the head a lot and wake up in a confined space.
Betsy Hoit-Thetford: You must be Nancy Drew if you can run and climb ladders in your heels, be tied up without mussing your outfit, have impeccable manners, and always outwit the bad guy.
Sophia Rentzing: You must be Nancy Drew if you started out as blond and your hair turned titian.
Sophia Rentzing: You must be Nancy Drew if you’re forever eighteen!
Christy Jordan: Breaking and entering and tampering with evidence is ok because you are a teenage girl with a lawyer father.
Karen Delano: You’re a teenager who can fly off to foreign countries at the drop of a hat with only 2 other teenage girls as companions. (even tho you should rightfully have a bodyguard at all times because you keep getting kidnapped)
Suzy Perkins: Really enjoyed all of these!
a) you have a fashionable and stylish outfit for every occasion
b) you are an “instant expert” in everything you do and never have to practice.
Christy Jordan: you remember everything you ever learned in your entire life well enough to teach others
Christine Claire: You stay 18 for life!
Andrea Samuels-Robinson: You chase bad guys, for free!
Geoffrey S. Lapin: you can skillfully back out of the driveway!
Cynthia Jones: You’re close with your father, and he listens to your legal advice even though you never went to law school. You never brag about your accomplishments and are always very modest. And you probably have had more bangs, knocked on head concussions then all detectives put together, and still, you say “I’m alright let’s go capture……..(fill in villains name)
Christine Claire: Let’s be honest we’re all a bit jealous of her.
Valerie Carmody: You must be Nancy Drew if your dog spontaneously changes from one terrier breed to another. (He first shows up in the OT “Whispering Statue” as a bull terrier, morphs into a wire-haired terrier in an illustration of a later book, then shows up again looking like a short-haired terrier of some sort in an illustration in “Mysterious Mannequin.”)
Sharon Donahue-Conway: Yes she wrote in lipstick when she was on the airplane in The Fire Dragon Mystery, and idiot Ned watched her be kidnapped 🙄 
Austin C. Stanley: You must be Nancy If you listen in on conversations from a keenly hidden area or come up with a solution to the mystery before the law enforcement does.

So… would you want to be Nancy Drew and be able to do all these things?


Nancy Drew turned 88 this April… just like my mom! Happy Birthday to them both!

Yes, I Made It:

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Yes, I Finally Made It… after much procrastination. I’d actually bought a kit with Nancy Drew fabric, but I ended up making my own pattern and using fabric I had collected over the past year! I’m quite proud of how it turned out, and I’ll be carrying it when I check out the new filming of the new Nancy Drew movie… The Hidden Staircase… which is being filmed in Monroe, Ga. May-June 2018.

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2018: A to Z – All About Nancy Drew

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13 Responses to 2018 A to Z: Y… All About Nancy Drew

  1. Kim says:

    hahahaha. I love the truth in these comments.
    Sadly, I am no Nancy Drew. I am interested in the ‘forever 18’ feat, however. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sadly, I am not a Nancy Drew. I don’t think I’d do well solving mysteries. Weekends In Maine

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Wendy says:

    OMG – these are hilarious! Way to work your FB group to write your “Y” post for you.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. ohioladyj says:

    You might be Nancy Drew if you get the utmost respect from everyone around you.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Krysta says:

    This is so much fun! I would probably not want to be Nancy Drew, however, simply because she always seems to be getting knocked out! I don’t care how much money her dad gives her!

    Liked by 1 person

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