Back in June 2016, I started a new "series" of posts... if you will...
And so on Wednesdays; I've been posting an old photograph to inspire your creativity.
Write a poem!
Plot out a short story.
Have inspiration for a piece of art or composition.... let your artistic soul shine.
--and occasionally I write my own sordid story or poem.
(you can click on the photos in this post to make it larger to see).
Irma and Ira LeFond could not have children.
So when they were presented with a smiling baby girl at the Catholic Charities home in Natchitoches, Louisiana, a mere 5yrs after they had married... they couldn't say no. Not that they would have. They didn't care if the baby was a boy or girl, black or white, sick or healthy. Of course, they preferred healthy... and she seemed to be a strapping, cheerful baby. She slept well, she ate well.. and she grew quickly. In fact, almost too quickly. By the age of 9, she was as tall as her mother. By 13, she was taller than her father. And by the time she was 16, she was 7 feet tall.
Faith, as she was known, had a somewhat lonely child... her height not-withstanding. She was a bit awkward. She fell a lot; never really getting used to her long limbs and loose muscles. She was shy. She was smart. All these things set her apart, and by and large, she didn't mind so much. Her parents were kind, and she liked where she lived. But she longed to see more.
One day, an "Oddities and Wonders" show came to town. Like traveling circus shows of the day, they had dog shows, small people dressed as clowns, feats of wonder and amazement on the flying trapeze and so much more. Most of all, Faith noted that they had a very handsome Ring Master named Charlie. Charlie noticed her too... and was smitten. Soon they were married... very much in love... and traveling with the show. Faith became the "Giant Woman of the Swamp" .. .eluding to her bayou roots. ... and she loved being in the spotlight on occasion. They had a good life, and Faith had no regrets.
Here in the photo, you see Faith, her husband Charlie, and her parents Ira and Irma
-- on the occasion of Faith's birthday (see her flowers?).