I Was Little Miss Sunshine
That’s me, front and center in my fourth-grade class photo.
Notice that pose, that flirty sideway glance. You’re probably thinking I’m voguing, working that fabulous ensemble of every possible shade of green and flashy gold hair ribbon. But you’re wrong. As a four-eyed child of the sixties, I had to look off to the side so my glasses wouldn’t cause a glare on the photo. And that year I was the only kid in the class posing the nerd turn.
I’d actually wear that outfit today; Mama always had style and knew how to shop for me. And the reading glasses I’m wearing right now look scarily close to those cat-eyes I’m sporting in the photo.
Yes, I was one hot little minx when I was nine.
p.s. That's gospel great Kelly Nelon next to me, in the red dress.
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