Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cindy Then and Now....

Cindy (Number 8) Competing in the Anderson County Beauty Pageant---Double click to enlarge
The year was 1968, and Cindy was sweet 16.  She was chosen to compete in the Anderson County Fair in Anderson County, Tennessee in the "Fairest of the Fair" beauty contest.

Cindy Said She Tried Hard to Smile the Entire Time
 When Cindy showed me these pictures from 42 years ago, I had a very hard time identifying her!  She complained that she was "skinny".  Her brother called her "Bones".  She was self-conscious about her thinness, and would cry when he called her names.  She said she would eat cheeseburgers and drink milkshakes to try to gain weight, but to no avail.

Cindy, Age 14---Getting Her Feet Wet
 Of course, time has a way of putting pounds on us.  Nowadays, we both want to lose a few pounds!

My Beautiful Cindy Today---Not Too Skinny, Not Too Heavy---JUST RIGHT!!!
 But in 1968, my Cindy competed in the county beauty pageant.  She didn't win, but the real honor is just being picked to compete.


  1. God Bless everyone, and I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

  2. Thanks, Lon! Hope you have a wonderful T-day, as well!