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    Penny GC, JBL55

    as a young girl who was taller than most of the boys at the time, and felt like a skinny sore thumb, the models of that day gave me hope being tall would not always be a bad or embarrassing thing.

    LOL, once I read an article in Parade magazine that talked about how very tall girls in Germany were having surgery to be shorter---by cutting out inches from their thighs! Showed it to my mother and just about saw only the whites of her eyes as she was so horrified by it.

    Of course she told me my height was beautiful and I would be happy to have it one day, but I wasn't buying it and persisted to ask her if I could have this done.  So, being a smart mom of a young teenager, she told me to start saving my money for the trip to Germany and the surgery, because she'd never give me a dime for it.  

    Well, of course, as the days went by when I would have been required to put every quarter and buck I earned doing chores into a jar to save for the upcoming surgery, I quickly decided I'd just have to keep my thighs in tact, LOL, and just
    learn to live as a very tall woman.

    I didn't like if for awhile to come, and then one day, of course, Mom proved herself right, and I was happy to be who I am, all 5'11" inches of me---which these days ironically, isn't even THAT tall anymore---at least not up here in the northland.

    "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

    by StellaRay on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 11:33:32 AM PST

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