Pretty Legs, Heels … Short Dress Can Accomplish … A Lot
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter
Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
That particular evening I was riding along in the car with my Aunt Ruby, and some of my cousins. Now, the tire was flat … who was going to change it? I didn’t know how … neither did anyone else.
A vision came to my mind … something I’d seen on a movie. In that moment … I knew … how that tire was going to get changed.
I began smiling … my aunt asked me why was I smiling. I told her because … I knew a way to get the tire changed. She wanted to know how … I told her I would show her how. I was grinning like a possum.
I was glad I had on a beautiful, short dress … heels. As a teenager, I was dressed to … kill. I didn’t even know the power I held … as a young girl. I was learning.
I heard a car coming … I told everyone to … watch this! My aunt was smiling … she just knew instinctively what I was going to do. After all … she was a beautiful young woman … so, was her four sisters. They all had beautiful daughters … I was no exception.
I held my own … I knew I was beautiful … everyone told me so. People would come up to my young, beautiful mother, they would sing … ‘Mrs. Brown, you have a lovely daughter’. She was proud of me … this was when no one realized she had a daughter. I had come back to live with her.
As a young girl … it did go to my head. As I became older … I learned … pretty is as pretty does … no matter how pretty someone is … if they aren’t good, kind … doesn’t matter how pretty they are.
I wasn’t thinking of that now … I meant to show my family I could get that tire changed. They all stood back laughing … grinning, saying this was going to be fun!
I stepped up to the side of the road … stuck one pretty leg clad in a high heel shoe out for the driver of the car to see. Not only that … I had hiked the skirt of my dress up a little higher to get attention.
Oh my! It worked like a charm. That car slide from brakes being applied too fast. The driver stopped … what a good-looking man! He was grinning … I walked with my sexiest walk up to him … asked him in a sweet voice if he could help us get that tire changed.
He wanted to change the tire … and I stood near him … I saw him peek at my pretty legs. I looked up to my aunt, cousins … everyone was grinning. I carried on a conversation with the man as he changed it.
He finished up … and I sincerely thanked him … so, did everyone else. I got that tire changed … and I never saw the good-looking man ever again. He seemed to enjoy changing our tire. I was very proud that I could get such a … grown up thing … done … and I was only fifteen years old.
A young girl doesn’t know the power she has in her hands, I’m glad I didn’t … some do know, come to a bad end. Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
Note by this Author:
I’m pretty sure that man knew what I was doing … he went right along with me … changed the tire. He liked me but … I think he knew I was just … too young. It was fun … regardless.
Photo, true story owned, written by me … Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.