Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tall is as tall does


I sit a bit shorter in a wheelchair, sitting a full 55 inches above the ground. That is only 4'7" (about 115 cm). My mother was 4'10", and would be taller than me right now. A few years ago, Patti and I went to a wedding, and I was trying to get a photo of her and her colleagues, and the results you can see. In PC parlance, I am vertically challenged. Patti is in the blue, by the way...

5 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Nice feet and shoes. shoes are very important to an outfit and you captured them perfectly.

Gattina said...

You cut their heads off, your criminal ! sit a bit farer and it works !!

maryt/theteach said...

Ralph you're up to any challenge anytime... though the ladies are tilting to the left a little. Not that I think that's your fault - It is a wedding after all and I'm sure the hard stuff was flowing! Ha! :)

Linda said...

I really like the way that you give us perspectives on how you view life from a wheelchair as I'm sure most of us don't even think about the challenges and different angles that go along with being chair-bound. From the position you were in, it appears that you had no choice to cut off either their heads or their feet unless you were to remove yourself way back and then not be part of the group.

By the by, I think Patti's feet look lovely!

WillThink4Wine said...

I have a very dear friend who spends all day in battery operated scooters (plural) or her recliner or bed. She hates wheelchairs because they clash with her outfits and shoes. So she has many scooters in different colors to match her outfits.

She contracted Polio when she was 3 or 4, so she has always been handicapped. No, not PC (phyically challenged), not even vertically challenged. She actually refers to herself as crippled, because she spent about 15 years in the Crippled Children's Hospital. The reason I tell you all this is because she hates politically correct terms. She is not any of the above... her favorite term to describe herself is... wait for it.... horizontally gifted!

Having said all of that, I love photos of feet!