I have passed about three people on the street this past week who would have been primo subjects for a May I Take Your Photo? Friday post, but alas, I drive too fast and traffic is too finicky for me to have stopped and taken advantage of these opportunities.
So, I had another idea, after seeing a lady walking down the road this morning. My first reaction was, “Day-Um! There HAD to be a story there!”
So, let me tell you what I saw, and then I want YOU to tell ME the story:
Walking down the sidewalk, on a busy street approaching downtown, I saw a black lady, appearing to be in her 60s and approximately 5’2″ tall. She was wearing a crisp white cotton dress that came down below her knees but not quite to her ankles, shiny white patent leather flats and a gigantic white “Steel Magnolias” looking southern belle hat. The kind of hat that looks like it should be the centerpiece at a wedding reception.
She also had on a extra-large mens white t-shirt over her dress, with multi-color marker writing all over it. You know, the kind like you see kids leaving junior high wearing home from their last day of school, with their friends’ signatures scribbled all over it. And, to top it all off, she was carrying a basketball perched atop her right hand, elbow bent and cupped up next to her face. I watched her walk for nearly a block this way as I approached her.
GO! (And remember to give as many useless details about the name and back ground of this person and the events leading up to and culminating in the sight I had this morning).