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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Rest Of The Story - McLinky Monday - Part 1

I meant to post my answer yesterday, but when the kids get up at 4:00 am. there is no time to think or write. You just get going taking care of kids. Today I'm posting the rest of the story, but I'm going to tell each story in a different post.
So to my McLinky Monday 2 truths and 1 lie everyone guessed that #1 was a lie:

1. When I lived in Hong Kong and was a model and lived with other models from several different countries.

Can a girl from a small town in Oklahoma become a model in Hong Kong?  Oh, yes if she looks like this:


My baby sister early 1990's

So you were all right.  It was a lie concerning me but not my sister.  She did some catalog work and some print ads.  It was never her intention to be a model it was just a job that came along.  She is the baby of our family and the free spirit.  I have tried to get her to start a blog so you can hear about her adventures from sleeping on a beach in Laos on Christmas Eve to living in a commune in India.  She is full of stories.
Also, there was another girl from our hometown who was a runway model in Paris, we grow them pretty in our town.
This was the 80's and the 90's and we were all inspired by this Oklahoma girl:

Suzy Amis

My older sister read Seventeen Magazine and one day she shows me an article about Suzy Amis.  She is from Oklahoma and a model.  How cool is that?  I think the magazine is still in my mom's garage.  Ms. Amis went on to be an actress in such films as Where The Heart Is, a real artsy movie from 1990, Titantic, you know about that one and my personal favorite, The Ballad of Little Jo.
What is more exciting about Ms. Amis than being a model or actress is that in 2005 she founded MUSE Elementary, an independent, non-profit school in Topanga, CA.
From a MUSE parent:
MUSE is a place for children to have a process
for their passion.

So, you can be from Oklahoma and become anything.  Do you feel inspired?  I know I sound like a real hippie sometimes, peace, love and understanding.
I'll have to post the rest later, today is sewing day and I have to get busy.
Have a great day.
Love,
Territory Mom

2 comments:

Nadine Hightower said...

That is cool. I would love to read her adventures.

Anything is possible.

Mom Mayhem says: said...

I do believe anything can be possible - Very cool about your sister-etc.!