01 December 2010

"There's One In Every Family" - 100th COG




There's one in every family, the odd man out. The square peg who tries to conform to a world made of round holes. In my family, the oddity is me.

I was raised in a white, middle class, polly purebred environment. The eldest child and only daughter (I have a truckload of younger brothers) of midwestern transplants who were determined to live the American Dream. We weren't the Rockefellers, but we had a very comfortable life. We could have given Ward and June Cleaver lessons in becoming the ideal family.

So with such a great start, what the hell happened? I am pretty sure that I am not the daughter my mother always dreamed of having. But in all fairness to me, there were warning signs that mummy dahling obviously failed to recognize. I present to you my evidence:




1962 - My first party hat



2002 - My umpteenth party hat
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1968 - I traded in this veil




For this veil in 2008



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1959 - I went from riding this





To this in 2009

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And behavior like this



Will surely lead me to this

21 comments:

DianaR said...

Oh Sheri - You are definitely one of a kind! Every family needs someone who is just a little bit different...or at least that's what I keep telling MY family ;-)

T.K. said...

ROFL!!!!

Donna - What's Past is Prologue said...

Motha,

Thanks for giving me such a good laugh this morning! You are truly one in a million, and I for one am glad you aren't just like everyone else! ;-) LOVE the photos!

Sista Donner

last2cu said...

What a hoot!! I would love for my daughter to be like you and I wish that i was your sister!

Cheryl Cayemberg said...

Loved the post and pictures! :)

Randy Seaver said...

I knew when I saw the legs sticking out of the bottle cap that this was about you...

Good one, Fenley!

Kerry Scott said...

I am glad I put my pop can down before I clicked through...too funny!

Amy Urman said...

Love it, your such a hoot!

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

I hope in my next life I get to be the girl sitting next to you in biology who ends up being your best friend just so I can tag along on all those adventures!

Thanks for sharing the awesome post! You are fortunately one of a kind and the world is a much better place because of it!

Kathryn Doyle said...

HA!
Thanks for the sneak preview at Scanfest. I definitely think we need to set up a photo album of gen bloggers' First Communion photos. Maybe on Facebook? BTW, I'm still waiting to hear...

Judy said...

I think you turned out great and I have a suspicion that there is more to come.

Greta Koehl said...

I gotta daughter I think is going to turn out this way ... guess I have an interesting ride ahead of me, eh? Brilliant post!

Cheryl Palmer said...

You are just awesome roomie! Great post, you are too funny!

Cheryl Palmer said...

You are to funny roomie! Enjoyed those pictures. We all need a sense of humor like you have, even if it is just an ioda of it!

footnoteMaven said...

There was never any doubt who the one was in your family!

Your Ugly Sista

lindalee said...

I loved this....funny and clever.

imagespast said...

Hilarious - keep up the good work being The One :-) Jo

Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

This was so cute! I bet a lot of us could dig out pictures to show the two sides of who we are! As Kathryn said..thanks for the sneak preview at Scanfest. It was a blast!

Jasia said...

Thanks for the grins and giggles, Sheri! I really enjoyed your post and it's a terrific addition to COG 100!

-- Sista Marina Jasiarina

J.M. said...

Great post, lots of fun and giggles!

Brenda said...

First party hat? Oh. my. gawd. You are surely true to thine own self, and Sheri baby, that's what counts!