Today, for the first time, I posted my profile photo on the sidebar. It's me, circa 1969, in first grade. I was a little self-conscious about my big gap in my front teeth and so all I could muster was an impish smirk. Mom did my hair nicely for school. Unfortunately, by the time the photographer met me, we had a breezy recess. I was wearing my one-and-only store-bought dress. As the third daughter of a mother who sewed, I usually got the same dress in size Mary and size Peggy. I had the extra special accessory: the drum majorette pin.
Why the nostalgic profile photo? All the cool kids are doing it. But beyond that, I look at me in that photo and I see a happy kid, brimming with optimism. She grew up to become The Maternal Optimist.
2 years ago