Request for a Strange Story

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I only knew of it in Nikki, but as it was from 1989, I thought if someone remembered it from Bunty, there was a possibility of it being printed earlier in the 80s as stories usually were reprinted after about 7 years. Very hard to trust memories, I bought a bunch of Judy annuals convinced it had a story only to discover it was in Mandy!

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peace355 wrote:I only knew of it in Nikki, but as it was from 1989, I thought if someone remembered it from Bunty, there was a possibility of it being printed earlier in the 80s as stories usually were reprinted after about 7 years. Very hard to trust memories, I bought a bunch of Judy annuals convinced it had a story only to discover it was in Mandy!
We've had a lot of requests to help find stories from people whose memories are hazy, gotten a bit distorted, confused and not that accurate, haven't we?

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Tammyfan wrote:We've had a lot of requests to help find stories from people whose memories are hazy, gotten a bit distorted, confused and not that accurate, haven't we?
Haven't we just!

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Whenever I track down a cherished story I read as a child I'm invariably surprised by how much the memory has been embellished by my imagination over the years! :)

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Insufficient talent was also a key plot elements in Tammy's "Make Your Mind Up, Maggie" (where Maggie has to choose between ballet and riding, but circumstances are preventing her from making a definite choice). Maggie's friend Nadia is also being pushed into ballet by her ballet star mother. Although Nadia is not a clumsy two-left footer like Elena, she does not have what it takes to follow her mother. The teacher knows it too and only persists with Nadia because of her mother. Nadia is trying to find all sorts of dodges to get out of ballet shows, some with Maggie's help. Finally, the teacher openly tells Nadia she has as "much talent for ballet as a wooden doll" (heat of the moment sort of thing), and Nadia can't wait to tell mum this. The mother agrees to let Nadia give up ballet and Maggie gives Nadia her horse so Nadia can pursue the riding she really wants. Now Maggie can make her choice.

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Request for another Strange Story.

Does anyone have "Scrump-tious!" from Tammy & Misty 18 October 1980, please? I need the story in good quality scans. Thank you.

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Unlike most other stories, Elena Jnr isn't frustrated by something she wants to pursue but can't because her father keeps pushing her in the wrong direction. In fact, we never see what Elena wants to do if not for her father's stubbornness. Instead, the whole story is about the frustration and misery caused by the father just not getting it into his head that he's wasting his time and money trying to make Elena Jnr a ballet star and he's made a promise he can't keep.

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Moral of the story to ambitious parents from beyond the grave: don't try to pass on your talent through anything other than your genes. And if you haven't - forget it.

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