Friday, December 21, 2012


You know that Barbara Mandrell song?

"I was country, when country wasn't cool"?

Okay, so maybe you don't know it, but it is a real song. And when I look at this picture of me ready for Christmas when I was about 9 years old, I can't help but hear these slightly twisted lyrics...

IMG_1869 Elysa in sleeping cap and gown

..."I was nerdy, when nerdy wasn't cool".

Oh well, that's okay, I thought I was absolutely fabulous in my sleeping cap and flannel gown. It appealed to the Laura Ingalls wanna-be in me that reigned supreme during my elementary years. If I couldn't marry Almonzo, at least I could look like her, sorta.

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