Saturday, March 12, 2011

King Tut Scared Me In First Grade


For some reason learning about King Tut freaked me out in 1st grade. I'm not quite sure why. Something about the idea of someone wrapped and tombed and wearing a mask. The images of the golden mask. Did anything you read about as a child frighten you? Dinosaurs? Lions and tigers? 


13 comments:

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

mummy stuff freaked me out a little but also strangely intrigued me when I was a kid

Bossy Betty said...

Mummies are STILL freaky to me. Unfortunately, I was also a reader so I knew all about how the bodies were prepared. Shiver.....

Oilfield Trash said...

Nothing really bothered me like that when I was a kid.

karen said...

King Tut and mummification didn't scare me...it kinda fascinated me. Guess I have a strange fascination with death and morbidity. I love freaky stuff

Karen
lilmuna.blogspot.com

Riot Kitty said...

Mummies still scare me, too! And sharks. And the Tea Party.

Nacho Mama said...

King Tut totally scared me too! My cousins thought mummies were way cool when that show came to the US and it totally freaked me out to see even a coloring book about King Tut. Later, I worked at the Metrpolitan Museum and had many close encounters with mummies. And? They were even freakier! Especially the kid ones....

Teachinfourth said...

Monsters under the beds...you know, stuff like that.

Teachinfourth said...

Oh, and the Tooth Fairy seemed kind of creepy as well.

Cheeseboy said...

You might hate this, but for some reason, I was totally and completely FREAKED out by PeeWee Herman.

The Shanner of Attention said...

Holy Crap! I used to have nightmares about King Tut. Glad I'm not alone.

(Just found your blog. You is funny. I'm following along.)

Pat Tillett said...

when I see the words "king tut," i think about steve martin on saturday night live...

pika23 said...

probably too late to say this now....but I was freaked out too by king tut...mainly because of that Bert and Ernie skit on Sesame street where the king tut mummy tap danced and stuff....it scared the crap right out of me!

Arika said...

I was so into Egypt and King Tut when I was in first grade. It was about as close to real life fantasy as anything. The first book I ever checked out from my 1st grade library was a book on him!

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