The Bellydancer Emerges

by Shari on May 26, 2011

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Guys, I'm so excited. With the help of the lovely Kim (@kimhryn on Twitter, follow her pretty please), this idiot savant was finally able to set up her scanner.

And look at the first picture I scanned! Who could that be, we wonder?!

Mama Rose, circa 1988.

And now you know what my childhood was like.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Crazy Lady May 26, 2011 at 7:27 am

LOVE IT!! What a cool mom!

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dusty earth mother May 26, 2011 at 7:33 am

THE coolest, Crazy Lady.

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MAMA ROSE May 26, 2011 at 8:28 am

OH!!! HOLY COW!!! THAT’S 23 YEARS AGO. A LITTLE BIT OF FAT BUT NOT TOO BAD – HUH GUYS??? THAT WAS SO MUCH FUN – GOT TO GO TO ALL THE PARTIES – EAT AND DRINK – AND I WAS THE MAIN ATTRACTION. BUT WHEN I CHANGED INTO MY REGULAR CLOTHES THEY WOULD SAY
“YOU’RE THE BELLY DANCER? ARE YOU KIDDING?”
SO I LEARNED TO STAY IN THE MYSTIQUE OF THE DANCE. NEVER CHANGED CLOTHES AGAIN. THE ONLY THING WAS IT WAS TO HARD TO GO THE THE JOHN IN THAT OUTFIT. SO I COULDN’T DRINK A LOT. BUT I DANCED FOR MY DENTIST, GYNOCOLOGIST, THERAPIST, THE MAYOR AND TRUSTEES OF OAK LAWN, AND EVERY PARTY IN TOWN. WHAT A BLAST.
LOVE YA
MAMA ROSE

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dusty earth mother May 26, 2011 at 8:34 am

Im laughing so hard Im crying. I forgot that you danced for your gynecologist. Ew.

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Jan Hood May 26, 2011 at 9:02 am

Danced for my Step-father’s birthday party and it’s still a hot topic! Love you, Rose!

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Alexandra May 26, 2011 at 9:51 am

SO FUNNY>>
SO SO FUNNY!!

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James Christian Jr May 26, 2011 at 10:23 am

WOW!!

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Lady Jennie May 26, 2011 at 12:15 pm

She’s gorgeous and looks just like ya!

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Michelloui | The American Resident May 26, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Now that must have been some childhood! Mama Rose is gorgeous!
I’d love to learn to belly dance…

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dusty earth mother May 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm

ohhhh, yes. some childhood, indeed.

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Anna ~ Random Handprints May 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm

mama rose needs to start a blog stat.
fantastic photo, may my kids have one nearly as good as that to scan of me one day!

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Jenners May 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Oh My Gosh … this is even better than I thought it would be! She looks pretty darn good!! Lord knows I couldn’t have pulled that off. MORE MORE MORE!

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Marinka May 27, 2011 at 4:18 am

Love Mama Rose, your new scanning skillz and Mama Rose’s all cap comments

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dusty earth mother May 27, 2011 at 5:35 pm

So does this mean youre going to take bellydancing lessons now, Anna? Because Id like to think that I was the catalyst of such a decision.

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The Flying Chalupa May 28, 2011 at 9:48 am

Wow – what a costume! She’s smokin’! Now I know where you get it from. :) And let me guess…it’s not even Halloween, right? It’s just Tuesday.

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"Auntie" Pete May 29, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Forgot about the hair! Looked pretty darn good and haven’t changed. 1988, that was when we were 29 wasn’t it? Shari, did your Mom ever tell you that when you were born, I sent her flowers with a card saying “I can’t believe your somebody’s Mother”
Love Ya!

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Anna Lefler May 29, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Okay…that. Is. Awesome.
(My mom took belly-dancing classes when I was growing up, btw. She still walks funny from it, but it looks like your mom’s got it nailed.) :-) A.

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dusty earth mother May 30, 2011 at 6:36 am

As a matter of fact, Aunt Pete, weve laughed about that card many times. So true. And you could have sent the same one to me. But so far my children are still alive and relatively sane, which makes me feel very successful in my parenting venture. And by the way, it would have been quite a trick for Rosie to be 29 in 1988, since I was 25 then. :-)

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dusty earth mother May 30, 2011 at 6:38 am

Oh, yes, she had it nailed, A. If you read her comment (not that you could have missed it), she danced for half of the state of Illinois in her illustrious career. Woman is a trip.

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Coolwhipmom June 1, 2011 at 8:23 pm

For her gynecologist. Wow. Just wow. Mama Rose, you are my hero. Forever.

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