December 24, 2008

Miss America


Miss America, 1972

My sisters and I were deliriously happy with this gift!
A crown, a sash, a gown, a cape!

We all posed, individually, in front of this spectacular tree.

Wishing you much holiday delirium!

33 comments:

Comedy Goddess said...

I would have been so jealous! In fact, I think I am jealous now. Where is my tiara??
Thanks for following my blog. Merry Christmas!

High Desert Diva said...

I so wish I still had the crown!

Victoria said...

What little girl wouldn't of loved that gift!
So cute!

Merry Christmas!

Chantele said...

That was one of my favorite gifts of all time. Thanks for the memory of the beautiful tree also :)

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

What a wonderful gift from inspired parents! Thanks for sharing....

High Desert Diva said...

Hey sister!

Wish I had the photos of you, Cherise and Cherelle, too.

I need to steal Mom's photo album and scan all the pics!

Chantele said...

Does she still have all the slides and projector? We need to get those turned into a DVD or something.

High Desert Diva said...

OMG...the slides!

I'll ask her when we're there for Christmas. I bet everything is in the attic...eep!

Cynthia said...

Yes, I was almost crowned at my birthday party last month but then my niece got excited and I let her wear it-I never got it back!

Fog and Thistle said...

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday!

Cicada Studio said...

Who wouldn't be thrilled?!!!

RocketScienceShop said...

Coolest picture ever

Elizabeth said...

Wowsers!
This is REALLY special.
What a tree!
What memories........!!!

Iris said...

As Mary Englebright sez" It is good to be the Queen." I think we had that same carpet in our house.I remember raking it! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks for all the great stuff on your blog I have got a bang outta it.Here is to a even better New Year! Love Braeda

High Desert Diva said...

Nothin' quite like gold shag carpeting! I cropped the heck out of this picture so (for the most part) you're missing the sparkly popcorn ceiling...

Two Dog Pond said...

What a magical Christmas that must have been! Looks like you and your sisters loved the Miss America ensemble enough to skip opening the rest of your gifts...
Have a very Merry Christmas!
Rachel

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I'm sure that was *the* gift to have! Too cute!

Mrs.French said...

The is too precious...Merry, merry dear Charmaine! xo t

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

What a sweet photo!

Merry Christmas!

willow said...

This is priceless! And I love the blue, blue tree!

Merry Christmas!

Willow x

Meka said...

adorable!... and as if those goodies weren't enough, look at the rest of the presents under the tree!

shiborigirl said...

I could use that crown now - I crave the chance to channel my "inner diva". You sure look pretty happy there.

I hope Santa brings you lots of toys tonight...

Kate

Jenn said...

Nice! Spectacular is a great word for that tree ;) So...what was your acceptance speech?

BTW, love the holly in your hair in your profile pic :)

juNKstyLEdiVA said...

I would love that gift! I would wear it everywhere...well, at least the crown! Happy holiday!!!
Inge

Karen from A`Musements said...

I KNEW I got robbed!!! I had the plastic up-do wig (that made your head sweat, but was a MUST HAVE) and my sister got the "mink" stole that rightfully, since I am older, should have been mine... at least first! The plastic pink high heels with the ever-so-comfortable-not elastic to hold them on (for the ten minutes and fiftytwo seconds before they broke, that is) were also highly coveted. Gads, thank you for helping all of that come flooding back... By the way, you make a DARLING Miss America!
xoxo
karen

Halo Hill said...

How awesome is that! Very cute!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Marrrvelous darling... I love crowns & tiaras...what's the difference anyway?! Happy Holidays to you!!

Brittany said...

Aww. That is so cute. :D
Merry Christmas, and thanks for visiting my blog. :D

M.Kate said...

woohoo!! I am jealous..you had a crown :)

littlebyrd said...

This is tooo funny!

Hey Harriet said...

It looks like you were born for the role of Miss America!

Very cute!

Nicole R.J. said...

What a fabulous gift! So fun! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas this year too!

Claire, said...

How Dear! I love this!!