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Friday, February 19, 2010

Has Anbody Seen My Gal?

When I was little, there was a popular song called "Five Foot Two" that started

Five foot two, eyes of blue.
But, oh, what those five feet can do!
Has anybody seen my gal?

As I hit the age of eleven I was five foot two - the tallest kid in my class! Which wasn't so cool since I had a crush on Tom who was a head shorter than me. But, alas, the rest of the kids kept growing and I just stayed there. Oh, I was the tallest woman in my family, even topped many of the men. However, I've spent the majority of my life being vertically challenged.

But, hey! At least I had a song in my honor!! Sadly, those days are over. Yesterday during my annual physical I was weighed and measured and I'm down to 5 1/2" (we do NOT need to discuss the weight figure). I don't think there's any song for that. Now I'm just short.

Sigh............

9 comments:

namaste said...

short, yes. but also beautiful and lovable!

ba and the boys said...

it is an italian thing. we grow, then we peak, then get shorter. i remember my nana and her sisters and her mom doing that.
it is the only down side (lol) to being italian

♥ Braja said...

The body continues to let us down, no?

Hey Sandi :)

Mellodee said...

Calcium! Lots and lots of calcium and Vitamin D! Religiously. My doctor told me!!

Anonymous said...

Remember your nana Gene and great grandmother when you think of your height. They both had the most gorgeous eyes........Cookie

Fleur de Lisa said...

In my family, I'm short at 5'8". It's all perspective! :-)

Nikki said...

I have to tell you since the title on my sidebar I have been singing this song! I learned this song in elementary school and remember doing the charleston with my friends. I just want to mention that my son is 11 and 5 foot six! AAAAHHHHH!! :)N

Nikki said...

Since I saw the title on my sidebar...sorry I am brain dead tonight. Too much Olympics. :)

Just Laura said...

Why is it the tall girls always fall for the shorter guys?