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It’s Hard to Feel Like a Grown-up When…

…you can’t reach anything.   My friend Ilona gave me an unusual present at my bridal shower….an ornately painted wooden stool. She smiled knowingly  at my puzzled look and said, “Just wait. You’ll know what it’s for.” Our first apartment was in an ancient high-ceilinged brick monstrosity whose carpet retained the smell of everything deep-fat fried for the […]

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It’s Hard to Feel Like a Grown-up When…

…your feet don’t touch the floor. I don’t deal with the playground torment anymore. Nobody calls me Short Stuff, Half-Pint, Shrimp, Tiny Tot, Runt, Baby, or Shorty. Nobody  grabs my hat and holds it high above my head to taunt my jumping, reaching, little self. Nobody bends over to look me in the eyes and asks, “How’s the weather down there?” […]

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I See London, I See France!

My  incredibly unique clothing style  developed while growing up in the 70’s.  In elementary school,  I was a little frustrated by the current fashion trend of little  girls often wearing dresses.  I kinda’ liked wearing them, but finding  knee socks in my drawer that still had elastic in the top wasn’t my only fashion challenge. Dresses weren’t suitable for tomboys and twirlers, and […]

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MOM! You’re Embarrassing Me!

A child adores their mommy without abandon…   ….when they’re young.   They think she’s smart. They think she’s beautiful. She’s their bestest fwend.   They write love letters, give too-tight hugs and slobbery kisses, and pour out their adoration on the “best mommy in the whole world.” Then the bubble bursts. The child realizes […]

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