That Julie is sure making some of us bloggers feisty with her new blog series the Height of Summer! She does come up with interesting ones and this is no exception!
When I saw my friend Amy’s post today I knew I needed to take a giant sized step to complete my own blog post on this topic of conversation!
I will try not to offend the petite women on how I describe my height, but in order to tell my tall tale I might use adjectives like “taller” and “shorter”, “smaller” and “bigger”, “above” and “below”.
At 5’ 7”, I am taller than the average person… and about a full head above my mom. Yes I can see the top of her head! Right now she is reading this and shaking her head… “Hi Mom, I luv you!”.
My sisters are all smaller than me …. Really, I am not trying to be punchy here, just letting you all know the facts!
Albeit this may be an old photo, it does show the four of us standing next to each other, and strangely enough in order of height. Well maybe not quite, okay then, actually Carmen (the bride) is taller than Brenda (the maid of honor)! The difference between Arlene and me…? Only 1 ½ inches or so, she was certain to mention the extra ½ inch is not wishful thinking!
Growing up… I was asked, “how come you are taller than the rest of the girls in your family?” Er… geez, I’m not sure. This usually led to a discussion on which distant female relative may have had an influence. There was at least one…. Auntie Annie on my mom’s side was a very tall woman… don’t’ ask me how tall, but she may have been a giant ;)
As for the men in my family… well my brother is 2 or 3 inches bigger than me and my dad was always taller, but not by much.