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The Skin I Am In

My mother Beverly had gorgeous caramel -floored skin and she told me that my father had a dark complexion as well. So I am American Indian and Italian. You would think I would have dark pigmentation but nooooo...

The last time I went to the DMV to change my address on my license, the ultra-crabby lady behind the counter asked me if the "Native American " listed as my race was correct. I told her it was in fact so and pulled out my tribal membership card to show her!

It's a funny thing. I share only half the DNA with my 7 siblings and only 1 of them is as fair-skinned as I. While I can quickly turn a nice brown without burning, I choose not to bake myself in
the sun...I just don't want to look like a distressed leather
satchel when I am a senior citizen!
choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2012

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Floored should be colored ...It wouldn't let me correct it!