Friday, August 11, 2023

Heidi and the Sesemann family move from Frankfurt to Florida

When the Sesemann family moved from Frankfurt to Florida, Miss Rottenmeier moved with them, and Klara insisted on taking Heidi with her and having her go to school in their new city of Orlando. One day, Heidi came home from school with a form to be filled out by her parents to allow her to be called "Heidi" rather than "Adelheid" at school. It turned out, though, that Miss Rottenmeier was acting as Heidi's guardian, and just as she herself refused to call Heidi by her preferred name, she refused to sign the form to authorize her teachers to call her Heidi. Already homesick, Heidi grew increasingly depressed and even suicidal. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 11 August 2023)


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