Subject: The First Miss ...
From: Christopher W. Thomas (
Date: Mon Feb 1, 1999 at 7:47AM

On this day in nineteen nineteen

The first Miss America was seen
Crowned a miss before the world
And before the scandal unfurled

For the lady was not a "miss" at all ...
In fact, had a hubby and kids at school!
So began the rocky road of a pageant
Fit for the crown of beauty at a tangent

For so much has been required since
Including talent, poise, and elegance
Plus the ability to relate cohesively ...
Goals well beyond crumpets and tea

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
7:25am Monday, Feb. 1st, 1999