Friday, July 9, 2010
My intrepid sketching partner, Miz Dee. Now there's the face of a Ya-Ya Sisterhood Sweet Potato Queen if I ever saw one. You can see her little brain thinking up all kinds of mischief.
Even though we both have gray hair and bifocals, when we're together she is 12 and I am 10, too old for dolls but not yet interested in boys. She's my older cousin sent up from Greenville for the summer. We are free to roam the county poking around in back alleys and old graveyards as long as we're back home by the time the streetlights come on.
Oh she can behave herself in public, but underneath all those polite "Yes ma'ams" and "No ma'ams" is a wild, restless spirit. She can't wait to get into something she shouldn't oughta, like skinny dipping in the water tank at midnight.
It's kinda scary for us to be together. Chances are we'll end up in the jailhouse by Labor Day. That's why I adore her so.
Posted by Speck at 11:37 PM