From my daily walks with Clementine, I see the Fourth Street goose sisters have been going through a monthly metamorphosis. For spring, as I posted earlier, the front porch goose had been dressed in a navy blue frock and bonnet. Then, on the first of June, she’d changed into a summery floral print dress with a fetching straw hat and pink ribbon. At that time, I was sorry to report that back porch goose was still dressed that unfortunate, strange animal costume (I have since decided that her hat was actually a cap with pipe cleaner antlers.)
But, for July, the sisters are flaunting their firmly toned, cement bods in bikinis! This is truly goose high fashion. The front porch gal is in a colorful abstract print. She’s wearing a different straw hat, although in this photograph, it was quite soggy from the rain. Her unhappy expression tells me the hat did not keep her head dry, either. The back porch sweetheart has a fetching pink bikini and a sporty straw hat that held up well in the rain. Notice that both bikini tops are padded. Blame it on Victoria’s Secret.
Then, on Third Street, I spotted a goose with a simple pink dress with white lace and a straw hat with a matching pink flower. She looks dowdy in comparison to the Fourth Street girls, and the way the frock drapes on her back is not attractive. Frankly, it makes her butt look big.
Compare this to the fashionable dress seen on a Wilcox Street goose. The shorter length looks much more attractive, and the casual manner in which the hat is worn on the shoulder is casual and becoming. Neutral beige is always in style, like a good trench coat. Do you think she’s bare underneath hers?
There is a sorry goose on West Second whose entire bikini, as cute as it is, has slipped to her feet. The ruffled collar is a colorful accessory, but someone needs to hike that bra back up into place and get her an appropriate pair of bottoms before some gander gooses her.
Enjoy the photo gallery.
Linda K. Sienkiewicz is the author of the award-winning novel In the Context of Love, a story about one woman’s need to tell her truth without shame.
2017 New Apple Book Awards Official Selection
2016 Sarton Women’s Fiction Finalist
2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist
2016 Readers’ Favorite Finalist
2016 USA Book News Best Book Finalist
“…at once a love story, a cautionary tale, and an inspirational journey.” ~ Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of National Book Award Finalist, American Salvage, and critically acclaimed Once Upon a River,and Mothers, Tell Your Daughters
“With tenderness, but without blinking, Linda K. Sienkiewicz turns her eye on the predator-prey savannah of the young and still somehow hopeful.” ~ Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of the #1 NY Times Bestseller, Deep End of the Ocean
Linda’s essay “My Horrible Celebrity Crush” is included in this fun new anthology from McFarland Books:
IDOL TALK: Woman Writers on the Teenage Infatuations that Changed Their Lives
In the midst of acne, social anxiety and training bras are the teen idols that make adolescent life a little more bearable. Whether their cutouts are plastered on bedroom walls or hidden behind locker doors, there is no denying the impact of these stars on young women. This collection of new essays explores with tenderness and humor the teen crushes of the past 50 years–from Elvis to John Lennon to Diana Ross–who have influenced the choices of women, romantically or otherwise, well into adulthood.
Edited by Elizabeth Searle and Tamra Wilson. Foreword by Peter Noone of Herman and the Hermits. Format: softcover (7 x 10), 252 pages, 70 photos