Farewell to Twiggy

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By today's standards, the skinny model Twiggy of the 1960s would be considered fat. Think I'll ponder that over a piece of chocolate cake.

We laughed at Twiggy back in the late ’sixties. No derriere, no decolletage, stick- thin body. She couldn't last. Size 10, 36-24-36 was our model back then. Oh to be Marilyn, Jane, or Sophia was our goal. Those were the days when a little meat was appreciated.

Today poor Twiggy would be considered fat by the skinny and anorexic models and young women. Well, I'm an old lady now enjoying retirement by writing, playing Mah Jongg, playing words with friends, baking, eating, and avoiding scales and mirrors.

Nonetheless, depression is setting in. I know I should diet, diet, diet. No more cookies, no more cake, no more chocolate, no more snacks. And most of all, get off your own derriere— and fast.

Put a picture of a thin Char on the fridge for encouragement. After rummaging through my albums I found the perfect picture. But it’s sad when you were thinner pregnant than today!

Just a few years ago I could have blamed the weight on menopause. Actually, a little more than a few years. Now it’s old age’s fault.

My grandmother used to lose weight by taking her teeth out and putting them in a glass of water. Not an option for me; my husband is a dentist!

A friend and I decided to support each other in a diet. One day she called and said, “Help I have a terrible sugar craving.” So I met her at the bakery. That didn’t help our waistlines, but everything sure tasted good.

Get out there and jog. Go to the health club, you are paying for it. Are you kidding? Last week you fell on your butt just walking out the door.

Oh, hell, by this age my fat and I are good friends. I just couldn’t handle shopping for another wardrobe. I already have a closet loaded with four different sizes. Maybe I should just open up a store. Shoes too. Did you know extra weight can change your shoe size?

I should think about it over a piece of chocolate cake. I’m sure that at her age, Twiggy is doing the same.

Submitted: March 03, 2019

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Bert Broomberg

Lovely piece of writing.

Sun, March 3rd, 2019 9:41pm

LE. Berry

I love this essay CharleneWexler1 and I bet it speaks to many...

Tue, March 5th, 2019 1:36am

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