Meet Linda Huntley, a 63 year old grandmother of four. She lives nearby in Staunton, Virginia. She has a plaque on her mantle that says "Sing, Dance, Wear Red Lipstick". She has a white motorcycle with Betty Boop painted on the back. She's helping her daughter start a cheerleading school. And she may just become the new Ms. Senior America. Did you know that there's a Miss America pageant for seniors? I didn't, till I read this in the paper this weekend. That's where I snapped these pictures. Linda will be a contestant in the 25th annual Ms. Virginia Senior America Pageant on May 20. The other states will have their own competitions, too, and the winners go on to the national pageant in Atlantic city in October. She will tap dance to "Puttin' On the Ritz" wearing a white tuxedo, top hat, and cane. I wish they would televise this, I'd sure watch it!! But I guess only pageants with young contestants rate T.V. time. If this were on T.V., here's what I would be doing. I would watch it from my couch, with my feet propped up and a cozy throw over me. I would likely be eating ice-cream, and feeling both sad and glad that I'm not the one on stage doing all that dancing. What would you be doing?
"Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you." Isaiah 46:4