One late afternoon…
My niece put her school necktie on my head with the blade lining on my eye and nose.
She said, "The Mary’s Child Gold Medal goes to…"
I yelled, “Sunny De los Reyes”*
Then I continued by saying, “Thank you very much for this award, I am very pleased and honored…”
Then my niece shouted, “To be me”
I took a pause and then hushed to myself, “To be me…yeah, hope so…yeah, hope so”
Pleased and honored to be me…I just hope so…