Always the tallest in the class

Growing up I was always a big kid.  Until the boys started to grow in mid highschool I was often the tallest and heaviest in the class room.  I recall that all the little girls had wonderful crinoline  dresses in those days.  This is what you wore to birthday parties.   I longed for a dress like that but my mother thought I didn’t “suit” anything that frilly.   My dresses were more practical and never with lace.


For those who are curious; that’s me on the left wearing the blue dress with smocking.

History repeated its self yesterday. I had company and they brough along their cute little dog Zoie.  I wish I had been prepared.   I would have put a very frilly lacey bow on Molly.

Big Girls Rock!     Molly and Zoie

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In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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5 Responses to Always the tallest in the class

  1. Molly totally rocks. Matt and I are just beginning our dog search, and I’m rooting for a big dog. If I’m getting a dog, I want a dog. BTW, your story triggered Anne of Green Gables puffed sleeves memories for me.

  2. Donna says:

    LOL. I love, love the picture of Molly and her friend Zoie. And for crinolines, they were so scratchy and itchy, and I only know that because I never got to wear one as a little girl but I did wear one as part of a Halloween costume.

  3. That is such a cute picture!

  4. I just barely remember crinolines–I was always the tallest in my class until I got to grade seven–then everyone caught up with me and I stayed the same! Love the two dogs!

  5. Lynne says:

    Molly has that certain look on her face that says, “But mom, if I play with her I might step on her and hurt her!” But I’m sure she wouldn’t as Molly is such a gentle girl. I miss the little time I spent with her…we had some good heart to heart chats too!

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