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When we were cleaning up our house I was taking a break on what used to be my couch and I thought it would be a really good picture (if you put me in a haute couture gown, did my hair and makeup and all). You would have to keep the muddy workboots though. So I sent a letter to Anna Wintour. Because that would be a very powerful photo shoot. Don't you think? I havent gotten any reply from her but if anyone knows her you might mention the little girl from Mississippi with the great idea.

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That's my granddaughter for you. Always a step ahead of the rest.

Hannah,
I think that you definitely do a fashion shoot. You might coin a new style .... and even a 'post-K MS' clique! I would post your picture on my refrigerator, since yours is gone!! Keep the humour! You should consider writing a children's book! I send best wishes.

Caption: "This is my hyper-science, cutting-edge technology alarm system designed to prevent looters from entering the locked building behind me".

Caption: This is not a FEMA Field Representative. This person has a mission.

I bet if you did a few more poses, Hannah, you could make a 2006 calendar and sell it for money to rebuild! Why not - Maine lobstermen have posed for calendars for many years now and they're great hits! Nothing dressed up and fancy about them; just dressed up, lobstering, dirt, salt water, and all.

Dear Hannah,
You go girl! Yours is the spirit that will keep everyone going! You make me proud to be an American woman! someone out there....MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

The models should be Mississippi Women, after all, this state does produce the most beautiful women in the country (check out our Miss America contenders for the last twenty years!) Women who have lost everything - who more deserves complete makeovers, high-dollar outfits and why not posed with each woman's fantasy date: Brad Pitt, Taye Biggs, Sean Connery, Tim McGraw, Clint Black, Mel Gibson - That 2006 Calendar would send home the point that you can get through anything with a little grace, a lot of hope and a good foundation - whether that's a garment or high-dollar makeup. Our mothers and grandmothers knew this, this generation of Mississippi Mavens could be the proof of it.

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