I just don’t know if life gets any better than this. I’m still giddy when I think back to just the other day and how things can go from being ordinary to extraordinary in just the blink of an eye.
Let me start at the beginning. I was, as usual, stowed safely away from harm down in my handbag. I know she likes to think it’s hers but I live here. I was entertaining myself trying to get a mint out of the roll and giggling at her driver’s license photo when I heard someone say “Hold this and this, please. I think Sebastian would like to meet her.”
Then I was being jostled around and finally I was pulled from my warm and cozy niche. Let me tell you the lights were so bright I had to squint.
Then I saw her. No, not you-know-who, but her! Miss North Carolina! I thought I was dreaming. I had to clean my glasses to make sure I wasn’t seeing things. She looked just like a princess.
She made me feel like royalty too. There I was in the palm of her hand! It was absolutely heavenly. And she said such nice things about me – how cute I was and sweet and all that. (All true but you know, when someone with such loveliness says it, it carries more weight.)
She let me wear a teeny tiny crown very much like hers
and then she decided I might like sitting in her scepter. She was so right.
I was delighted to have such an honor. I have to believe that not many of her fans have sat there before.
I know that Miss North Carolina or Arlie, as I like to call her, is not a real princess but she’s definitely royalty in my book. So sweet and kind. Best of luck in the Miss America pageant! From your number one teddy bear fan,