Windfall Woman

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Sunday, January 22, 2006

There she is........

I know it's meaningless to some people, but I'm glad that the Miss America pageant didn't die. Not that I've ever been a pageant girl but.......I grew up with my beloved grandmother and mother watching pageants at their knee. We take it seriously. Get out notepads, pens, pencils. Figure out the Top Ten. Watch the talent competition. Listen to the interviews. Listen to the song......."There she is...." It's an institution......Miss America. I don't want to hear....."There she goes......she's gone." I don't know how I managed to miss the pageant but I did. I'm in mourning today. I'm glad a ballerina won! Miss Oklahoma!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It aint the same since they canned old Bob Barker or whatever his name was. I can understand the meaning to you however. Same as the North/South and Shrine East/West football games to me.

Not exactly on the same subject but I saw a big fox run across the front yard this a.m. You don't suppose he had chickens on his mind do you?

Hope you were happy with the miss A winner. How did you score it?
Old Baldy

1:31 PM  
Anonymous Snake (a Cambridge kind of guy) said...

She sounds like a winner.

3:43 PM  
Blogger ddddddddddddddddddddd said...

If she's a ballerina, she had to be the winner. My little girl took five years of ballet and quit because she didn't like her teacher. Now out of it for two years she wants to go back. I'm glad, she was good.

Miss Oklahoma, eh? Brian over at Audience of One will like that, it's his state.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

I love pageants too, I can't help myself. But I'm that way with all awards shows.....golden globes, the oscars.
Congrats Ms. OK!

4:51 PM  
Blogger Zen Wizard said...

I saw bits and pieces of it on CMT--it is just so tragically "unhip" it is hard to get worked up over it!

The women invest so much time and money into it, and even if you are the one out of I guess 50 who wins, it's my understanding that you don't make $h!t.

And how many ex-Miss Americas can you NAME??

I can name TWO--Vanessa Williams and Bess Meyerson.

(And--that chick that was married to the football player--but that ain't exactly rollin' off the tongue, is it??)

5:27 PM  
Blogger Darlene said...

I miss the pageant more times than I would like. I used to watch it every single year with my sister as we ate popcorn and drank koolaid.

5:55 PM  
Blogger frustratedwriter said...

having a daughter who has competed in the pageants I am more impressed with the amount of work each contestant puts into them. She practices on her talent portion constantly, works on staying current with news periodicals, and has worked hard to earn the money to buy her costumes/dresses/swimsuits. That being said, I applaud the pageants for giving out so much money in scholarships, it was a step in the right direction.

6:27 PM  
Blogger David said...

you are cracking me up!

2:00 AM  
Blogger ajhsdgjahs said...

I love this pageant! I have watched it since I was old enough to sit in front of the TV. I actually dated Tim Williford all through highschool. His sister Lynn Williford, was Miss NC 1981 and won one of the top 10 most talented non semi-finalists spots in the Miss America pageant that year.

And I can name several ex-Miss Americas because they made such an impression on me and my crowd. Such as Heather Whitesone, who was the first Miss America crowned with a disability of hearing impairment, Leanza Cornett, who continues to work diligently for the awareness of AIDs, last year's Miss America Deidre Downs, whose platform Curing Childhood Cancer has brought awareness to hundreds of thousands of people and raised millions for the St Jude's Children's Hospital, and Nicole Johnson, who has Type 1 Diabetes herself, has gone on to raise millions for research this this disease and has recently been contracted to work with Eli Lilly on furthering research for Type 1 and Type 2...the list goes on and on about what these women and so many of them before and after have done just from being crowned Miss America.

It may seem silly to some; the things they have to go through to get there, the money involved, the time and effort they put in to maybe never make it to the top 10, but the payoff is that the winner gets a chance to change something about the world. And what could be more wonderful than that?

8:49 AM  
Blogger David said...

That used to be a big deal in the US. But women's rights has pretty much killed that program for many - that is a shame I think.

8:49 AM  
Blogger I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

I watched when I was a kiddle, like you and rated the contestants (and often predicted the winner.)

I watched this year for the first time in a few years...!


4:40 PM  

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