Many thanks to my sister Laurel for creating my new banner for this blog. She is very skilled in photo manipulation as evidenced by this banner and creates the best cards from her computer and many pictures she takes. For those of you who don’t know she is a writer, currently serializing her first book for free at this link.
The picture is me when I was about 9 or 10. This was my most memorable Hallowe’en costume during my childhood. I remember asking my Dad if I could get a Superman costume advertised in a comic book. He said “No, those costumes are too cheap.” Instead he offered to make a better one. Together he and my Mom put together this costume (while they were at it they made my little brother into Batman).
I’ve always had a ‘cow lick’ or a ‘rooster’s tail’ or a ‘Superman curl’. Guess which name I prefer. So Superman was a positive role model growing up. Mine is in the corner of my face instead of the middle but I still like the comparison to Superman. It’s hidden with my present hairdo by parting my hair at the side.
Anyway when the costumes were finished, my Mom and Dad made me pose outside pretending I was flying. I didn’t see much point in it, but posed nevertheless. Now that Laurel has made the sky background I do see the point. Thank you Laurel, Mom and Dad.
Love the new banner! There’s a superhero in all of us – and not just the hair.