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Sadie Hawkins Day

Ladies choice. A character in Al Capp's Lil' Abner comic strip, Sadie Hawkins was reputedly the homeliest girl in the hillbilly town of Dogpatch. Eager to see her married off, her father instituted a footrace in which all of the town's unmarried girls pursued eligible bachelors— Daisy Mae's enticing Lil' Abner to the altar was an ongoing theme of the strip's plot. As is often the case, nature imitates art, and by the late 1930s real live Sadie Hawkins Day events took place at many colleges and high schools, with girls taking the initiative and inviting boys to dances, dinner, and other events. Even at proms, hops, and other social events, one or more “Sadie Hawkins” dances allowed women to ask any man to take a turn on the dance floor.
See also: Hawkins
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We must do our duty," she said with a deep sigh, pushing back her sleeves, and, taking a whip from Sadie, she said to the man, "Take one of those dogs to my sister Amina and give me the other.
Zobeida remained for some time in the middle of the room, till at last Sadie went up to her and begged her to sit down, as she also had her part to play.
The Calenders and the Caliph looked at each other, and whispered together, unheard by Zobeida and Sadie, who were tending their fainting sister.
In this spirit, BYOU recently announced that Sadie Robertson, of Duck Dynasty and Dancing With the Stars fame, is joining BYOU for their latest campaign.
Rachael's own children, James, 14, Siobhan, nine, and Logan, four, not only adored Sadie but they also relied on her, for they also have hearing impairments.
We were stunned," said Sadie, a former assistant head teacher at Crestwood School.
Cute Sadie brought a smile to her dad's face as she larked about after visiting mum Amy Huberman and the new arrival.
We told yesterday how City of Edinburgh Council refused mum Effie's request for one, saying Sadie did not meet their "criteria".
to which Sadie responds, "I don't want him to grow up.
Now, Sadie," Aunt Selma said, "would you please run over to Cousin Sam's for some of his roasted acorns?
Sadie said she was sorry she couldn't serve them because they were not wearing ties, and promptly gave them a tie each.
Amy was quick to give her man a hug on the sidelines as she kept herself and Sadie warm under a poncho.
Sadie is celebrating with friends and fellow residents at Kenton Hall Nursing Home in Newcastle.
The theft took place on the evening of August 26 and proprietor Sadie Ayton, 74, said she believed the thieves had stolen to order.
Sadie won UK-wide recognition for her campaign to perk up the old bra measuring system, which hadn't changed since the 1900s, despite the average UK woman's vital statistics altering dramatically.