Pluto is the Red Planet?
November 3, 2017 12:02pm CST
I was in my local Trader Joe's doing some shopping. On the frozen food aisle, I noticed that a little girl, maybe 11 years old was staring at me with big curious eyes. I came face to face with her and her mom on the next aisle. The little girl said, "Did you go to Pluto?" I had the t-shirt in the photo on. On the back is a winery photo. The place is called "Marsh-Anne Landing" (a mashup of the owners' names). I was a bit mystified at her question at first, but smiled and said it was about a winery. She said "Oh, I thought you were an astronaut." I decided not to correct her about Mars being known as the "red planet" and that Pluto is officially not a planet any longer. I did not want to embarrass her. I hope her mom knows and explains.
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• Redlands, California
Pretty neat story there, I do not care if she is wrong. Neat at her curiosity and bet a child like that will learn one way or another because she wants to find out what is right and not what people tell her. My outlook anyway. Thanks for sharing