Monday, September 16, 2013

The Book of Me Written by You - Prompt 3 Your Physical Self

Thomas MacEntee has posted prompt 3 of Julie Goucher's meme "The Book of Me Written by You".
[Editor's Note: GeneaBloggers is participating in The Book of Me, Written By You project created by Julie Goucher of the Anglers Rest blog. The concept: a series of blogging and writing prompts that help family historians capture their own memories and write about themselvesClick here for more information.]

Prompt 3: Your Physical Self

  • Your size – clothes size
  • Scars
  • Eye colour
  • Draw your hands
  • Finger Prints
Although of average size when I was born, by 8th grade I had reached my full height of 5 ft 9 inches.  Clearly one of the tallest girls in the class.  I have recently become a concentrated version of myself at 5 ft 8 inches.

Most of my adult life I have been a size 14 of 16 although shortly after my husband's death I dropped in to the size 8 to 10 range.  This was probably due to a combination of grief and the cancer of which I was unaware.  I am vain enough to have reveled in the ability to wear a size 8 or 10 in spite of my grief.  I had completely skipped those sizes when I was growing up.  At one point in our mid-thirties Dave and I looked at ourselves and didn't like what we saw, so together we worked to change it and lost the equivalent of an entire person between us.

1996 One of the Florida Years

I was born with blue eyes and strawberry blond hair.  My eyes remained blue while my hair has been every shade of blond through light brown and auburn.  Since my chemo it is a silvery white which I like so I am leaving it that way.  If I change my mind, I will change the color..


My hands are average sized with what my mom referred to as "piano fingers".  I think it referred to the fact that they are long and slender.  I wear a size 5 ring on my ring and little fingers and a loose size 7 on my middle finger.  I have never changed ring sizes since 17 which is the first time I had a real ring.