Katie Michaelson
The Daily Cuppa
Published in
Apr 5, 2024

I hate to admit I still feel ashamed when ridiculed for my speech.

Photo by Camille Minouflet on Unsplash

I can’t remember not being teased. In Arizona, kids laughed out loud. I quit talking. When I came to Iowa I was given funny looks and often told, “I can’t understand you. You talk different.”

It’s not the way I warsh me clothes, but the way I say it, tells yall I’m from dirt poor folks.

I can laugh at myself: the first president of the United States was Gawrge

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Katie Michaelson
The Daily Cuppa

I’m a retired therapist who specialised in parenting. I write on the edge of verse and prose about plants and people and simple things.