Thelma by Holley BakichClose-up of Thelma

Unfortunately, I don't know all that much about Baby Thelma. In fact, the only thing I really know is that she weighed 655 lbs in her prime. The main reason I've included Thelma as my fat lady is because of my mom.

When my mom was a young child in the 1950s, she went to a friend's house to spend the night. The family decided to go to the carnival and took my mother along. When they entered the Freak Show, my mom became distressed — crying and wailing, etc. Finally, they got around to the fat lady, Baby Thelma. She comforted my mom, sat her on her lap, and gave her an autographed picture (no, she doesn't still have it, darn it!). So, for my mom who loved the kindness of the fat lady, this one's for you!