Monday, July 12, 2010


I was attending Jessica's birthday party and my friend Lori introduced me to her neighbor Ruth and to Ruth's sister Betty. We sat talking for quite some time and I learned that they had been students at Bloomingburg High School. I asked, "What was your maiden name?" and Ruth answered "Hiles". I exclaimed, "Little Ruth Hiles; you were a year behind me in school!" Betty answered, "Farmer". I asked, "You're THE Betty Farmer?' Lori said, "What does that mean--THE Betty Farmer?" I said, "She was our Homecoming Queen!" Betty asked, "What was your maiden name?" I answered, "Shirkey" and Betty squealed, "You're the little Shirkey girl all grown up!" (With seven brothers, I was always known as "the little Shirkey girl!")

1 comment:

Mona Lisa said...

I remember the column "Schadenfreude" when you were THE Sue Raypole!