Then I found out I was pregnant. Oh, how I LOVED that baby inside me! My name, "Gretchen" is German for English version of "Margaret." Saint Margaret is patron saint of expectant women. I always wanted a little one of my own! I thought that maybe after our baby was born, Friedrich would change.
I HAD TO MEET THIS MAN!!!
Uncle Kris bought me two-way bus ticket to Pleasantview, Alabama. To hide my weight, I wore one of the purple costumes I used in the show. I was the first one Skip talked to, he smiled at my costume, didn't act as if he noticed my weight, and he hired me right there, even though I could only manage a few words of English, and we both had to use my little flash cards to communicate! I was SO thrilled! I also met Kato and Tara, who have both become my best friends.
I told her back, "I will, if you lose that yellow miniskirt."
We both laughed, and been best friends ever since.
Oh, dear diary! Those wonderful months of working next to Skip, and going to wonderful parties as his escort!
But when Skip told me reporters wanted to find out more about me, I panic!!! I told Tara about it. Tara told me I should (as she said), "Come clean, and tell him NOW! When reporters start digging around, your past will come out like Joe The Plumber!"