The first photo is from the first grade*, I was a sophomore in high school in the second photo. The last photo is from about two years ago, I took one of those extended arm pictures of myself and a friend lovingly silhouetted it for me and shined me up - LOL
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* When I was little I was such a tom-boy (look at those scratches on my face!) I loved to twirl on the monkey bars. I would come home from school with my pretty lace socks and my shoes filled with sand and dirt . . . oh, God bless my mother!
We live in a two story house. With this cast on my leg it's not so easy to move about freely much less carry things around. When upstairs, I have been reading Jane Erye, which is a wonderful book written in the 1850's, and I am enjoying every word. My best friends at Amazon.com sent me another book which I placed off to the side for later reading. But, there I sat downstairs, casted-leg up, tired of TV, tired of going up the stairs (when I go up, I crawl/hop on one knee. Once up at the top I struggle to stand on one foot then hop hop hop to where ever I am going . . .) so, I picked up my new book "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"and peeked at the first few pages ever so cautiously. I didn't want to spoil the new book by "knowing" too much about it if I decided not to read it until later. I wondered if I could read two distinct authors at one time, two uniquely different "voices". Both books were going to be my friends for a while and I didn't want to betray the one for the other. What I discovered with "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" (my now "down-stairs book") is that it's written in letter format, "Dear Dawsey Adams from Juliet . . . ." etc. It's well written with in-depth scenic views of post-German occupation of Europe and the Guernsey Islands with a bright British sense of humor. Jane Erye, is written in her voice (Jane's) about the Pre-Victorian lifestyle and the many challenges and curiosities of a precocious girl in rural England.
I am happy to say that the character's voices are not crossing over. I now have an upstairs book and a downstairs book.
Ta ta, I am off to read, perhaps I will have some biscuits and tea . . .