I can already hear my sister, Lisa Lewis Tyre, starting to groan. She is not going to like this post because it will make her blush. I love my sister, in spite of the fact that she is younger, skinnier, bigger chested, AND a published author. I mean come-on people, that is a hard act to follow.I am once again traveling to Tennessee this weekend. I love getting a chance to go to my home town and visit with my family. Usually my trips are centered around grandbabies birthdays, holidays, and vintage fashion shows. This trip is a little different because I am going to be attending a high school graduation. That sounds normal, with the exception that I don’t know anyone graduating.
My sister and I are both graduates of Livingston Academy. They contacted her and asked her to give the commencement speech at graduation. That is quite an honor!!! Once she quit shaking, she told them she would. Then came the doubts, the what ifs, the what was I thinking thoughts. I gently reminded her that she was a writer, so writing a speech should not be that hard for HER. The writing part was not her concern. She is petrified about talking in front of a large group of people that she knows. She has talked before, gave speeches, and taught classes, but not where she knew the attendees. To better prepare for the big day, she enrolled in Toastmasters. Toastmasters is an international organization that gives support and guidance to help anyone become a better communicator.If I can just talk her out of wearing black, black, black, or maybe black, I think she will do just fine. When I talked to her this morning, I asked how about at least a pop-of-color? Maybe some red, yellow, or bright blue shoes, how cute would that be? She said, “but nobody will see my feet.” PLEASE! Who has the fashion blog, me or her? I am taking some of my shoes, even though I wear a size bigger, for her to try. We may have to stuff the toes, but dang-it, she is not going to give a speech in front of hundreds of people in all black. At least not while I am around!👠👠
No one knows how much this pain-in-my-side younger sister means to me. I am beyond proud, and I can’t wait to sit in the audience and cheer her on. I’ll be sure to take a picture so you can see what she ended up wearing.
I want to tell you how much all of your comments meant to me yesterday. Some of them made me laugh😄, some made me cry😢, and others made me glad that your on my side😬. Some of you gurls are tough! Lol! I felt bad about whining after I posted. I have hundreds and hundreds of positive, inspirational comments from you ladies, and I let one bad apple get under my skin. I know better than that. I think this constant rain is dragging my mood down. But, enough with the excuses. You have picked me back up and dusted me off, so I am once again good to go. Hopefully when it happens again, (and it will happen again) I won’t whine. I can just go back and read all your fabulous comments and know that their words are not worth my attention.
I’ll be back tomorrow with another outfit, and since BFF Bertha is traveling with me, I will be getting some pics of her as well. Be sure to look for them in the upcoming weeks.
And now that I know you can leave comments (that is the most I have EVER had) I will be expecting them from you daily. Hahaha😛
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