Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fat Older People

It would be wonderful if in Fat Poets Speak 3, we could have poems that deal with older people who are fat. They are so nice to hug. My grandma was plump during the last twenty years of her life, probably would be qualified as "overweight" according to the BMI scale, but she was strong and energetic, her mind alert with just occasional lapses. She was beautiful. I wrote about her in FPS 1. Would love to see more about people's grandmas and grandpas. (My grandpas both were and remained slim.)

If you look at family photos from the early 1900's, well into the 1930's and 1940's, you'd see that people's grandmas and often other relatives were strong, sturdy, hearty people, looking as if they did a fair amount of work during their days. They didn't have time to worry about dieting and/or what strangers felt about their bodies and body shapes!

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