Tuesday, October 25, 2011


"I've been fine for nine years without any pluttification tables," said Pippi.  "And I'm sure I can manage in the future, too."

Before there were Anne Shirley and Laura Ingalls in Serena's world, there's Pippilotta Comestibles Windowshade Curlymint Ephraimsdaughter Longstocking, the alter ego of every child.

Serena didn't know what multiplication meant then when we first came upon the word in "Pippi Plays Tag with the Police" in Astrid Lindgren's book.  Now pluttification is no longer a mystery.


  1. Haha did you know my nickname is Pippi:) Loved her character in the novels. Pluttifucation is a wonderful word! Blessings Pippa

  2. Looks familiar.We had to do them 65 years ago.
    Sure made math easier in later years.
    Long before computers of course.
    Neat penmanship
    Nanny & Papa