Here's the tag line from the photo when it appeared in the Jonesboro Sun: "WITH THE GOVERNOR - Gov. Dale Bumpers played host to two Annie Camp Junior High students recently at the capitol. Second from left is Vickie Manning; right is Mark Rhodes. The two students, civic students of Rep. Roscoe Brown (left), won a Law Day essay contest."
If was no surprize that the other student was a winner in the essay contest because he was some sort of brainiac but I think folks were surprized that I won. What they didn't know is that I liked to write and I came up with a good idea to present to the lawyers who judged the contest (know your audience, rule #1). Gov. Bumpers later went on to be a US Senator for many years.
Can you believe how short my dress is? Scandalous! I remember feeling strange and ugly with redhair and freckles and being taller than most boys in my class. Now when I look back I don't think I looked wierd at all. Could be a case of "the older I get, the better I was", LOL.