Old Hand of Oakdale:
My father-in-law was presented, belatedly, with the French Legion of Honor for his service in the liberation of France during WWII. The medal was presented by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.
After the official ceremony there was picture taking and hand shaking. The place was packed. Some of us went out in the lobby where Jaycee, our three year old granddaughter was enjoying herself by sliding across the smooth marble bench.
Senator Klobuchar walked by.
‘Hey,’ Jaycee shouted, and stood in front of the Senator, ‘Your shoes are really pretty.’
‘Thank you,’ said Senator Amy. ‘Your sandals are pretty also. And look, your toenail polish matches your outfit.’
‘I know,’ said Jaycee. She shrugged her shoulders and extended her arms, palms up. ‘That’s why I painted them that color.’ Then she went back to polishing the bench with her butt.
A three year old and a U.S. Senator. – Just two girls talking fashions.
Published BB 7/8/13