(thanks to Lillies Lady for inspiring this slice about a thespian performance)
"Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and whey
Along came a spider
and sat down beside her
and frightened Miss Muffet away!
|Me saying my little poem!|
The crowd roared and thus the words that won me the "Little Miss Mogadore" Contest in the summer of 1974 were words that still ring true today. Here's a little article about the summer celebration:
|Me, kissing my dad after I received the crown and trophy!|
I really don't remember much about the contest, but I do remember standing on the porch steps there. I also remember being in the driveway of my grandma's house getting pictures taken after the parade was over. Thank goodness my mom saved these pictures and included them in my baby book. In her notes on the picture she wrote that 18 other girls were in the contest with me!
As I reflect on this slice of my life, I think about it on so many levels. First of all, I can't believe that my mom entered me in a contest where I had to perform in front of people (REALLY). Secondly, it makes me "happy" to know that the performance part was not the cause of winning alone-it was my reaction to my performance that seemed to be the tipping point. And finally, I think about how my mom saved these memories and words for me, never knowing how much they would eventually mean to me as a writer, a teacher and a mommy too!
Thanks to my mom (you're the best Mom) for these little slices in my baby book! She was ahead of her time with slices and scrapbooking...