This picture sits on a table in the entry of our house. I think I'm around seven years old. It is one of my favorite pictures of myself. I imagine it is a favorite because I remember that day, vividly. We were playing dress-up and we needed a baby. Someone suggested that we use one of the new baby pigs but the idea was dismissed quickly. "We'll never be able to catch one."
I clearly remember the kids and adults cheering for my success.
This picture represents all that I love about myself. That funny little quirky talented girl that can't resist a challenge and loves to wow the crowd every now and then. It also showcases one of my many lusty attempts to be fashionable.
In the frame, hidden behind the picture, I have a 40th birthday card from my sister. It says, "Things could be worse, Mom could still be cutting our bangs."
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