“My Sister Was the Seemly One,” Says I, In Reply (to Mr. Allegra a.k.a. heylookawriterfellow)
I love this picture of my beautiful mom and sis, looking like some glam 1950s socialite and mini me. Two beauties!
No such similar picture exists of Mom and me. That is, no such picture of me looking that darling in a dress exists. My older sister could just pull it off.
Me, well . . . even the room here seems a bit unruly.
In high school, my sister played the lead female role in Rumpelstiltskin with seemly grace (she was a hit, and I loved watching her!).
By comparison, me:
My mom was seemly on her wedding day to her first husband.
This is another pic I love of her taken in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, where they were married in 1935.
Let’s just say, I shouldn’t really show you any of my Hawaii honeymoon pictures — groom #2 and due to an extremely archaic law in the state of Idaho, technically ex #3, yes, the one who dogsits Chloe, in case you’re wondering — in such a public forum.
Yes, of course he’s the one I’m poking fun at in this story published by the wonderful Clover, A Literary Rag, because I can. Psst: There’s one week left to submit to Clover for the upcoming issue!
Anyhoo, with two such seemly gals in the family, didn’t a little of it rub off?
Let’s review. My sis:
So this is all relevant to an important topic at hand, one in which I am trying to con a certain extremely talented, fantastic, witty, and renowned kids’ book author into doodling a salamander to make some little kids and future poets of Whatcom County WA happy. This certain stunningly great kids’ book author has recently replied that my continual “begging” for the salamander doodle is “unseemly.”
Well, says I, since my lovely sis clearly had the seemly part covered, it was up to me to eat worms and bring snakes in the house, and lately plead on this most worthy cause to acquire a totally original and dazzlingly funny doodle of a salamander from this writer/illustrator
I’ve been blatantly stalking and whom I’ve wheedled all of my friends into blatantly stalking to whom I’ve submitted this most courteous appeal.
If you are new to this incredibly silly yet doubly important blog thread, please allow me to point you here and there to catch up:
Got it? Okay, so now summon the kid inside and kindly join me in a rousing cry of:
XO Laurel Leigh
I loved seeing those pictures again I have lots more in the photo album if you want them.
Hey sis, I love that one of you and Mom. You little beauty. I’d love more pics! xo
I LOVED seeing these photos of you as a kid, and of your family too. You were adorable! Thanks for helping me start my day with a smile.
Thanks for the good words, Naomi! I had a lot of fun digging through old photos to do that post. Then I had to laugh, because in a recent pic my sis put of herself on Facebook, she had flowers gorgeously woven in her hair. Some things will never change. 🙂
I like your style too, Laurel.
Aww, thank you!
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You are so entertaining—that beats seemly, most of the time!
Oh, thank you, Laura! I’ve really been needing some positive feedback. Lately, I’ve been called pesky and a rabble rouser. I’m willing to take a few hits for the cause of the salamander, but your words are helping balance out the pain. 🙂
I’m enjoying this ride. Keep it moving!
Hi Jil! I’m glad you’re enjoying it. I’m not sure how much the doodler himself is enjoying it, but, oh yes, I fully intend to keep this going as long as I have strength to type!
…haven’t changed a bit! Harvey
Ha ha, trying not to!
I love your unseemliness, Laurel! I trust it will get you where you want to go.
I’m so thankful for friends such as you, Hollie. Strong, successful women who write well but can’t draw. At least I don’t think you can. We’ve never really talked about that over tea.
It is clear that your seemly sis deserves a drawing. But this post? Extra UNseemly!
Oh, so close and yet so close! Since she got all the cute clothes one might think I could have the salamander. Alright, I’ll try to come up with a seemlier post. This might take a while. I’m way out of my wheelhouse here.
Would you like a drawing of a wheelhouse?
Yes, pretty please. Could there be a salamander in that wheelhouse?
I love all these old photographs! And you were a darling kid!
Thanks, Yvonne! We didn’t find some of them until after our Mom passed away, so it’s been really wonderful to have them now.