Aug. 11, 2020

LONG-TALL-SALLY.... LEGS.

 

YES...LEGS.    MY LONG-TALL-SALLY-LEGS.

IT'S TIME TO SHARE HOW PROUD I AM-- AND WILL ALWAYS BE-- OF MY NOW-MORE-THAN EIGHTY YEAR-OLD LEGS.

I LOVE AND RESPECT MY LEGS FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS.  YOU MIGHT THINK I'M BRAGGING AND MAYBE I AM BUT----AFTER BEING CALLED "BIRD LEGS"  IN MY EARLIER YEARS---I HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE PROUD OF MY LEGS AND THEIR MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

I'M PROUD TO TELL THE WORLD HOW MY LEGS CARRIED ME FROM THE STAGE OF THE MISS PINE BLUFF PAGEANT.... TO THE STAGE OF THE MISS ARKANSAS PAGEANT...AND ALL THE WAY TO THE STAGE OF THE MISS AMERICA PAGEANT!  BEST OF ALL...I WAS EXTREMELY HONORED WHEN THE INTERNATIONAL PRESS VOTED MY LEGS....AS THE-BEST-LOOKING-LEGS AT THE 1958 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT.

AS FIFTY YEAR OLD LEGS, MY LEGS SPENT ALMOST SEVEN MONTHS---CARRYING ME UP AND DOWN SOME OF THE TALLEST MOUNTAINS IN ASIA. MOST REMARKABLE, MY LEGS BECAME THE FIRST PAIR OF LEGS TO TRAVEL THE LENGTH OF THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA.

FROM THE AGE OF 27 YEARS….UNTIL I WAS NEARLY SEVENTY YEARS…I JOGGED/RAN/FAST WALKED AT LEAST TWO MILES EVERY MORNING, DAY AFTER DAY, YEAR AFTER YEAR….REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER.

EVEN TODAY I BEGIN EACH MORNING BY FAST WALKING/HIKING/CLIMBING VARIOUS HIKING TRAILS--- WITH CUBBY DOG CLOSE BESIDE ME.  YES, I'VE DEPENDED ON MY LEGS ALL MY LIFE; I’VE PUT EXTREME PRESSURE, STRESS, AND LOTS OF WEAR/TEAR ON MY TWO DEPENDABLE LEGS AND THEY'VE NEVER FAILED ME. I HAVE EVERY REASON TO ADMIRE AND RESPECT MY CLASSIC LEGS.

LIKE ME, MY LEGS ARE NOW CONSIDERABLY OLDER. THEY HAVE A FEW SCARS, MORE THAN A FEW BROKEN CAPILLARIES FROM YEARS OF STRESS AND EXTREME ACTIVITIES--BUT MY LEGS REMAIN STRONG.  I'VE NEVER HAD TO WORRY ABOUT CELLULITE OR "DIMPLES" OR KNEE REPLACEMENTS.  FOR ALL MY LIFE, MY WONDERFUL LEGS HAVE TAKEN ME WHERE-EVER I NEEDED TO GO AND, TOGETHER, WE HAVE TRAVELED MILLIONS OF MILES. 

BUT AGE DOESN’T LIMIT US.  DAY AFTER DAY….WE CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER ….EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

Simply, Sally