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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Girl I Used To Be

(Not necessarily in order:)

1.  I loved animals from when I was very very young.

2.  I picked wild strawberries in the fields.

3.  I wasn't afraid to catch frogs in streams!

4.  I always wanted to learn to play an instrument

5.  I finally learned to play the drums as a teenager

6.  I played in a professional rock and roll band

7.  I drove a 360 Honda motorcycle

8.  I helped paint murals on motorcycles

9.  I loved to bake.

10. I loved Christmas and decorating

11. I used to think growing old was along way away, if I thought of it at all.

12. In the town I grew up in I used to think I'd always live there.

13. I used to think that friends you had would be friends forever

14. I was vain enough to wish I was pretty.

15. I was married with 2 sons.

16. I was a friend to some celebs.

17. I used to love to dance.

18. I was a Clown for Special Olympics

19. When I was young I wanted to be a Vet.

20. I used to love to build sand castles.........

 

To coin a great phrase:  "Once Upon A Time..... " I was this girl.

21 Comments:

Blogger Donna said...

I loved seeing the pictures!

6:52 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

GREAT post! You have had many varied experiences which is truly the spice of life :)

8:19 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Donna: lol.. see there? there really was a time I was thin and didn't have wrinkles!!!

molly: there were some good times for sure.. always sad when they end.

8:38 AM  
Anonymous Karmyn R said...

I suspect you are still that same girl!

You have some seriously long legs!!!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Cath said...

You know, Pat, I actually think you were very pretty as a girl. Lots of stuff I share with you, needless to say... And wonderful photos!

11:40 AM  
Blogger Kailana said...

Man, Pat, you have lived a very varied life! Love the post and the pictures!

1:16 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Oh Pat, you not only were pretty, you still are pretty! Very pretty! Not the 25-year-old version of pretty, but pretty nonetheless! I love this post, because I love the pictures and the glimpses at your incredible life. But in a way, it made me sort of sad...sad because you just never seem to give yourself enough credit. Pat, you're a remarkable woman!!! You've done things most of will only dream of doing. And seriously, sweetie, who knows what is to come...I know the last few months have sucked, and it's got to be very hard to hold onto any sort of positive attitude...but an awesome lady like you just may have some more adventures yet to live!

1:36 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oh Pat, this is such a beautiful beautiful post :) I really loved it. And I loved seeing all of those pictures! They're fantastic. I always marvel at all you've done with your life. Like Debi says, I think there are still more adventures coming ;) And you're still a beautiful, beautiful person!

1:58 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

karmyn.. nope not long legs LOL I'm only 5'4" lol

Cath: I guess all woman are sisters in some ways and all men brothers...

kelly: some high high's and low lows..the highs, of course are always the best! lol

Thanks Debi: yeah the last months have been more than hard.. I could use a few miracles about now.

Chris: oops forgot working w/ the wild animals at shambala huh? *musta had a senior moment*..
well you are Prejudice for your "mama" even if it is the adopted one.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Miss D. said...

What fun to see such great photos. Thanks for sharing -- you are inspiring and lovely.

2:12 PM  
OpenID libritouches said...

And that girl turned into a lovely woman, from the look and sound of it! This is such a beautiful and inspiring post...

Thank you for sharing the pictures (and the memories!)!

2:52 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

miss D: just thinking in the past a lot lately...

libritouches: maybe others should do this "the girl i used to be" and "the boy I used to be".. ??

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Daniel said...

These pictures are awesome ! Cool post !

6:48 PM  
Blogger Nymeth said...

Wow, wonderful pictures. Thanks so much for sharing, Pat. You were and still are lovely! And as others have said, who knows what adventures life still has in store for you?

7:01 PM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

I suspect this is truly more like the girl you still are now as opposed to the girl you used to be. The heart that caught frogs and rode a motorcyle and and painted and danced and built sandcastles is still the one we see every time we read one of your posts. Yes, you've aged, as we all do and it doesn't surprise me that at one time in life it seemed a long way away, but you were very beautiful then and you still are today. Once Upon a Time? Hardly. Still! is a better description.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

And I forgot to add:

"Lord in heaven! Those legs!!!" ;)

7:25 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

thanks Daniel !lol

Nymeth: need a few miracles for any adventures now.. but I'll take em if they come!

Carl: as my mother used to say "I was a girl when broadway was a prairie!"... we are way wrinkled, and quite overweight now... not obese but not thin anymore! Hard to believe I ever was.. would you believe when I was a teen and young adult I wouldn't go out without a girdle on!! now I'm fat and won't wear one because it cuts of circulation! LOL..

7:43 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What a great great collage of pictures, Pat....And not only were you pretty but you were very glamorous too!
I love how you put these all together and all the "used to be's" too....Well said, my dear.

4:10 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

what a great post. Look at you in 6th grade!! what a cutie pa-toootie.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

ps
I was the same way about growing old. I just never thought it would happen.

11:09 AM  
Blogger DesLily said...

thank you Naomi..

Pam: I think it's strange that until we are "there" we don't really think we will be "that old person"... quite possibly if we did we would all be like me.. depressed most of the time... but then no government or "money people" really do anything to help the elderly.. the bad care they get in "old folks homes" etc

6:52 AM  

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