Terri Webster Schrandt of Second Wind Leisure assures us that our archives are full of pinks to satisfy this week’s #Sunday Stills challenge.
My pinks are mostly roses.
However, Cee Neuner has been helping me understand my new Sony camera. and this week she gave me an assignment. “Spend fifteen minutes and take no less than 20 pictures of Mary Louise experimenting with different apertures or f-stops.”
Most of these pictures were taken at F13 if that means anything to you.
“Don’t underestimate me just because I wear pink.”Unknown
Introducing Mary Louise
Mary Louise belonged to Grandma Golda, born October 8, 1904 in Indianapolis, IN. From that information, I think Mary Louise was probably born between 1909 and 1914. According to one website I found, she was probably a very low quality China doll because they were starting to mass produce them by the early 1900s. https://quintessentialantiquedolls.wordpress.com/history-of-china-dolls/
By the time I had access to Mary Louise, her original clothing and parts of her body were tattered and yellowed, so Mom sent her to a doll repairer. Since Mom worked in a fabric store in the 1960s and 70s, I vaguely remember that she got a good deal on a remnant, probably both the fabric and the lace.
“Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink.”Lilly Pulitzer
I should have been ecstatic when Mom brought Mary Louise from the hospital. To be honest, I remember being disappointed. At fifteen, I considered myself to be a competent doll clothes and roller skating outfits designer. Mary Louise came back in a dress with a neckline way too big for her. The fabric was stiff, more appropriate for heavy bedroom drapes, and not fitting her stature in life, in my expert opinion. Mom seemed pleased with Mary Louise’s chic new outfit. It was sturdy and honestly, it looks the same in 2021 as it did in the late 1960s.
“Pink makes me happy when I’m blue.”Unknown
I don’t remember when Mary Louise lost her foot, or why it wasn’t repaired. Between the time Mary Louise was repaired and today I moved thirteen times, but I kept that foot in Grandma’s dresser until I sold it last summer. I was always going to fix it. Maybe I still will. Vince said he saw it here in Prescott. Then maybe Mary Louise might crack a tiny smile.
I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and… I believe in miracles.Audrey Hepburn
This post is also submitted for Friendly Friday’s Blog Challenge – Time Capsule
Now it’s Your Turn to Turn Pink
Of course check out #Sunday’s Still’s great friends for ideas, but don’t stop there. Pink is everywhere. Strut yours.
- One more week to comment on the Twilight Zone-type Story Chat for June by Debbie Harris
- Still time to write a response to #WQWWC #28 Summer until Tuesday at 5:00 pm Phoenix time.
- Get Ready for #WQWWC #29 Heat on Wednesday.
- Post your great stories in Link-ups like Denyse Whelan and Natalie the Explorer. Write poetry for Tanka Tuesday For other photo and writing challenge opportunities check out Cee’s page For the Love of Challenges. You will find what fits your story this week.