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Friday, January 17, 2014

Use Your Words!

Hello, friends!



Today’s post is a writing challenge created by Karen @ Baking in A TornadoThis is how it works: 12 participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, but there's a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who received their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featured in this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 
My words are: 

tiny ~ gigantic ~ beautiful ~ disaster ~ court


They were submitted by: Baking In A Tornado  



"Pattern Stories #2"


"Can you dig it?" 1972

In the early Seventies, the Cascade brothers were all the rage in the modeling circuits. Sears, J.C. Penney and Montgomery Ward offered the three boys GIGANTIC contracts for posing together in their catalogs. Their BEAUTIFUL faces graced the covers of 16 Magazine and Teen Beat. Young girls everywhere would wait hours outside of photo shoots for a peek or (if they were lucky,) an autograph. These boys were destined for greatness. Andy, Sam and Mickey were ready to rule the world runway.

                                    "White Slacks are Okay after Labor Day" campaign, 1987

Super model stardom for the trio, however, was not meant to be. Fifteen years later, Andy, Sam and Mickey sat down to "tell all" on an episode of Phil Donahue. It seems that the brothers had moved on to different things after the modeling gigs thinned out.  There were plenty of new boys (some who could sing, some who could act, some who could do both) who were ready to take the places of the former teenage crushes. 
After posing for their last cover together, the three talked about what they'd been up to.

Andy (now Drew) 29, dropped out of modeling at the age of 17, when his hair prematurely turned grey. A ghost writer for more than a dozen "Charlie's Angels" novels, Drew splits his days between professional jogging in Connecticut and representing himself in COURT. He's currently fighting an AARP magazine that used his grey-hair image without consent.

Sam, 31, was the brother most likely to succeed in the modeling world. After dropping out of school at the ripe age of 10, Sam was unable to read the contracts he was signing. His illiteracy and constant need for frosted highlights left him broke. He is married to Angelica, age 89, whom he says, "gets him." She is the only living heir to the Maxwell House Coffee dynasty.

Mickey, (now Michael) 25, was often labeled the "cutest of the bunch." His coy looks and TINY man-body mesmerized crowds everywhere. At the awkward age of 13, people were no longer interested in the not-so-little boy. Depressed, Michael found himself at the bottom of many bottles of Scotch. When a family secret finally came out that his father was not his real dad, Michael turned his DISASTER-of-a-life around and got clean. He searched for years looking for his alleged half-brother and dad. When David (the brother) was found, he was ecstatic about the family news and introduced Michael to their father, Edward Hasselhoff. Michael keeps contact with both of his families.  He's currently living out his true passion, doing stunt work on his brother's new show, "Knight Rider". 


Check out the other participants in today's Use Your Words Challenge!

Baking In A Tornado                   
Juicebox Confessions        
Battered Hope           
Spatulas on Parade          
Evil Joy Speaks               
Stacy Sews and Schools          
Searching for Sanity            
Just A Little Nutty                         
The Bergham's Life Chronicles               
Follow Me Home                   
Dates 2 Diapers 2   

Photos:
1. Simplicity Pattern Co. #5160 1972
2.Kwik Sew Pattern Co. #997  197?                    

Happy Friday, friends :)


-Michele  

20 comments:

  1. Hi-larious... how big of a sugar high are you on? :)
    Love you, girl...

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    1. Thanks, girl. Yes, I was writing this late last night while eating popcorn and Mike and Ike's. A good time was had by all. Ahem. (Just me). xox

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  2. Wow, this should be mandatory reading for the Justin Biebers of the world. They might have it good now but wait until their hair turns turn grey, they marry someone 50 years their senior and they find out they are related to The Hoff. Thanks for the story - very humorous!

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    1. When your hair turns grey (not that yours has), your life does really change. Not that I would know, since I can't remember my true hair color…BTW, If I find an heir to some American Dynasty, I'm absolutely going to need a divorce. You can be my pool boy :)

      Who doesn't want to be related tot he Hoff?

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  3. Hysterical. Only you can take the picture from a pattern package and spin it into such a hilarious story. You need to make this a series!

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    1. I love those vintage patterns. I believe that most of the drawings/models have stories. Why else on earth would they agree to wear such things? Maybe I will make a series. The man will tell you that I should do SOMETHING with a storage room full of patterns ;)

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  4. YOU. ARE. BRILLIANT!!!!!!!
    I agree with Karen!! This should definitely be a series!!
    LOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. I always think of you when I'm trudging thru the pattern finds. I hope your new place is near a second hand store <3

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  5. I can't stop giggling. Thank you for that! This was great.

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    1. So glad to have you stop by the blog. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. This is SO beyond awesome!
    xo

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    1. Thanks, Meg. I tried to comment twice on your blog post, but it didn't show up. I hope you received it eventually… xox

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  7. Your imagination is so fantastic. I am so grateful you are willing to share.

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    1. Ann, I'm so glad you stopped by. Thank you for your nice comment. I need to get over to your blog and see what's going on in your world. I hope you are doing well :)

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  8. Ha... Enjoyed.

    It's Conference Championship Day: You know I'm Smiling (even though my team is watching too) :-(

    Have a great week, Slu

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    1. We are ready to watch the games too! I'd normally be pouting, but we finally have a new coach. Perhaps we'll be in this spot next year. See you there?
      Enjoy the day :)
      MM

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  9. Thanks for your funny share. You have a great way with words and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Carol. This was a really fun challenge. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  10. Holy funny! I can't stop laughing. Thank you for the giggles.

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    1. Thank you! It was a lot of fun to write. Glad it made you smile :)

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