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:

  1. 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 ;-)

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  2. 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

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

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

    Good one, Fenley!

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

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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...

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

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

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

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  11. 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!

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

    Your Ugly Sista

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  13. I loved this....funny and clever.

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

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  15. 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!

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

    -- Sista Marina Jasiarina

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  17. Great post, lots of fun and giggles!

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

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