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Open the first photo album you can find — real or virtual, your call — and stop at the first picture of yourself you see there . Tell us the story of that photo.

The first picture that I found was a newspaper clipping. I was in fifth grade and won the county spelling bee for that grade.
I have out of control hair and glasses almost as big as my face. My grandma had the same glasses. The braces came later. I was wearing my favorite yellow sweatshirt with fruit on it. It was hideous with it’s rows of bananas and grapes. I’m not sure why I loved it so much. I wore it to ballet class. The next season we had to wear black leotards. No exceptions. No more yellow fruity sweatshirts.
There were matching yellow high-tops. I think I had at least two pairs of yellow high-tops.
If you look in my closet today, there is nothing yellow. I do not look good in yellow. My skin is extremely pale with a hint of olive. But mostly pale. Why did I subject myself to wearing things that don’t look good? I think the answer is – I was too busy winning spelling bees to care.
By the way, I still have the trophy, even after moving twenty times. It was one of the few times that I felt like I really accomplished something on my own. I worked really hard that year. My grandma and I sat around practicing spelling words with our larger than life glasses.
If we could have given speeches, I would have dedicated award to her. Thanks Grandma! 🙂

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16 Comments

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      Thanks! 🙂 Also thank you so much for sharing it! I appreciate it.

  1. Holly – Australia – Hi, I’m Holly! Mum of 2 energetic girls. A Psychologist turned stay at home mum and blogger, sharing my best tips for simplifying life and getting organised! I have a love for DIY, sweet treats and travel. Join me in creating a life that you love!
    Holly says:

    Great post. Nice to hear such memories.

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      Thanks! It was a surprise. I didn’t know what picture would be first. 🙂

  2. First pic I came to was my other half holding our little pusscat, Harry, we used to live in a place that backed onto a field.
    I used to like to walk round there and take try to spot the local wildlife. I once managed to photograph a fox hunting.
    Because we were so close to the field the cat often came on short walks with us. We didn’t let him come too far, but he liked to be out with his peeps.

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      That sounds coool. 🙂 Not always save for kittens out in nature. Vultures and big birds among other creatures. I saw some vultures today.
      I’d rather see a kitten. 🙂

      1. We’re lucky enough not to have anything like that in the UK, foxes and badgers maybe but our cat’s wiley enough not to go near them.

      2. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
        holley4734 says:

        Yes, lucky cats. 🙂 We also have hawks and the occasional bald eagle.

  3. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? – I'm an just over 40, single mother of a wonderful teenage boy, who is an endless source of wonder and laughs and gray hair. I may have a small life, but it's full to the brim, and frequently I just have to stop and ask myself "Did that just really happen??" Enjoy!
    Kate @ Did That Just Happen? says:

    Oh how sweet Holley! Love the story!

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      Thanks! 🙂

  4. mschristopher13 – Castroville, CA – I am the author of the Change Your World Practice at http://changeyourworldpractice.org/. I am also a wife, mother and sister (I'm one of six children). My strongest desire is to help others live their best lives and I am hoping that by writing about the practices that help me be my best self that I can help others do the same.
    mschristopher13 says:

    I love your story! Very sweet!

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      Thanks! 🙂

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