Thursday, August 9, 2012


More than anything else, Kelly wants to be in her sister’s wedding, but once again she’s been passed over. When a friend she’s made on the Internet asks her to be in her summer wedding in Arizona, Kelly jumps at the chance. For the first time in her adult life, she’s going to do something for herself and take the entire summer off for a vacation.

1.)    Your sister’s wedding is coming up. Are you looking forward to it? Why should I? More than anything else I wanted to be one of her bridesmaids. It broke my heart when she asked me to cater her wedding. I wanted to cry, especially when she told me I would make her wedding party look strange because of my size.
2.)    What does your size have to do with anything? Let’s face it, I’ve always been the heavy one in the family. I don’t even get on the scale because I know I won’t be happy with what it says. My sisters as well as their friends are very slender so a size twenty-four plus not only wouldn’t fit into the dresses that were selected for this wedding. I’d look like an elephant trying to crash a party of mice.
3.)    You’ve been interacting with the people on the BBP (Big Beautiful People) website. Were you surprised when Birdie asked you to be in her wedding? I certainly was. Since I’m a teacher it’s easy for me to take off for the summer. Of course, my parents aren’t thrilled about me not babysitting my nieces and nephews for the next three months but I couldn’t turn this down. I’ve never been on a vacation and I’m looking forward to not only going to the wedding but driving there and stopping to see all the places I’ve only read about.  
1.)    You’ve been a contributor to the BBP website for several years. What bothers me is by looking at you I don’t understand why you’re posting there? BBP was a perfect place for me before the doctor told me to either diet or die. I didn’t tell most of the people on the site that I lost over two hundred pounds because I didn’t want to lose contact with Kelly. I’ve been fascinated with her ever since she sent her first post.
2.)    Do you think you’re new body will be a turn off for Kelly? I hope not. I’ve never thought I’d get the chance to meet her. I mean I live in California and she’s in Wisconsin. From what she says she’s never taken a vacation before this and I’m not the kind of person to show up on her doorstep unannounced.
3.)    When you agreed to be in this wedding, did you know she was going to be the bridesmaid? To be truthful, I would have been here no matter what, but when Birdie asked Kelly to come I was thrilled. I just hope I can pull it off without a hitch. It would be great if we could become friends in person like we are in cyberspace. If I play my cards right it could turn into something more.


  1. I would love to read your new book. I have been staying at Deb's.

    1. I'll be at the Albion craft fair from 9-3 on Saturday. Hope to see you there.

  2. I enjoyed this book very much. Size discrimination is a real problem.