Discombobulated, Part 8: Tiny Dancer

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It is important to note at this point that I was once a preciously cute, locally famous dancer. When I was seven, I was cute as a button and could really cut a rug. I tapped and sang to the song Baby Face at a high school assembly. The lyrics to the song are as follows:

“Baby face! You’ve got the cutest little baby face!
No other one will ever take your place, baby face!”

I tapped my way across the stage and sang at the top of my lungs. It was a vaudeville-worthy performance. When I finished, I got a standing ovation. To this day, people I don’t know will approach me in public and say, “I remember when you were Baby Face! You were soooo cute!”

Before I was a locally famous dancer, Saraya Rogers, nee’ Klotz, was a preciously cute, locally famous dancer. Now we are both teachers in the same school system. After I hung up my taps, Allyn D. — Saraya’s niece — became a preciously cute, locally famous dancer.

Here’s some more irony for you: Allyn D. is now on my quiz bowl team.

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