Amelia Dahl – By: Sofia Vazquez

“I remember when I was 11 I was the fastest in the neighborhood even beating all the boys, I had to wear boys leather shoes because my father wouldn’t buy girls shoes, he told me that the boys shoes lasted longer than the girls shoes because they were thicker soled. Whenever I would show up to a race some people wouldn’t even race because they knew that they would lose. I won a lamp, a ham, a link of sausage, and a 25 pound bag of flour for the races that I won. I would run in my dress and boy’s shoes and my hair was cut even with my ears along with all my sisters because my father’s friend was a barber and we would all get our hair cuts for a dime.”

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