While I did my share of pageants when I was little — this one I brought home from Atlanta — I still remember trying to pick it up when they announced my name:
…ah, I wish I’d gone further as I got older and competed for titles I would’ve *dreamed of* like Miss Lecompte Pie (me + pie = yes!), Miss Hot Tamale (uh, yeah!), Miss Biscuit (I would have gotten to actually make biscuits!), Miss Vidalia Onion (tears of joy!) and others. However, I wonder if I might be one of the only girls who were a Miss Merry Christmas and Little Miss Easter (seriously – part of my prize, besides the trophy and crown, was picking out a real live bunny, who I named ‘Charlie’) who went on to receive her Sisterhood’s Light of Torah award as a grownup. But winning the festival in Luling sounds *wonderful*. All hail Queen Watermelon Thump!
Well, back to water towers — these, my favorite water towers in the universe — we found them in Ruleville, Mississippi: