One Year of Firsts: Recite the ABC’s Backwards

Day 5

Lu Ann Cahn

Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you? ~Fanny Brice

8:44 am:  By the end of today, I'm going to try to recite the ABC's backwards. Silly, yes, I know. Not my idea, but probably challenging considering all the other things I have to remember today.  AHH! Check in for video proof later. Love your comments and ideas!

7:50 pm  It's embarrassing to say,  but the truth is it took me a little while to get this today. Listen, I had lots of other things on my mind okay!!! I don't know why my work partner, photographer Dave Bentley, can say the ABC's backwards without looking at it or thinking about it twice and I had to study it!!!  WHY??? Dave of course says it's because he has a superior mind. Blah, blah.  So here's how it started.

Now I swear to you, I had this down in the middle of the afternoon, but by the time I got home.....

Okay now this is funny...I think I've got it.....feeling very confident here.

CAB???? Lost my mind.

What did I learn from this? This is not my special talent!  The alphabet is a whole new thing backwards. I know what you're thinking. okay smarty try it! 

Lu Ann Cahn is an Emmy award-winning journalist who's been in the biz for more than 30 years. She's survived motherhood, breast cancer and chasing down bad guys. Now, Lu Ann's trying to complete a year of "firsts." Can she do it? She'll be posting daily here on

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