I’m back at the old jail for Doors Open this year. My first year at the jail, I played the first female doctor in Manitoba, the second year I played a prostitute, last year I was a generic mourner and this year I am Cora Hind, the first female stenographer in Manitoba, the first female Agricultural Editor for the local news paper and a woman who wrote newspaper articles about the horrible conditions in the jail in an effort to help promote better conditions for the inmates. Cora was a non-traditional dresser in that she preferred masculine attire.
At this point, I am reading the paper while I wait for another actor to play her part to the crowds.
One of my dresses was used to dress the prostitute for this years event.
Now, there is a little incentive to lose about 80 more pounds. That is what I could look like too! Needless to say, I needed about 80 pound of pins to cinch that dress into the point that she could wear it! My goal, this year is to wear (or have worn) all of my dresses and so I can now tick off my 1900 Widows Weeds.
You will also notice our friend Shirley was also there. She is in the door way ready to hand out some news papers and escort the next group into the jail. If more photos become available, I will share them with you.