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Put on a Happy Face

Put on a Happy Face

The wind kicked up the leaves and swirled them around the park. Daisy and I had stopped off so that she could play on the swings and slide. She was wearing...

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The Moving Picture Box

The Moving Picture Box

Steve had been making noises about getting a television for a few months. Mags and Harold already had one and I know that put some pressure on Steve to...

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What a Girl Wants

What a Girl Wants

The annual rite of school clothes shopping always creeps up on me and highlights my reluctance to ending summer. Stevie Jr. is usually excited to be going...

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Boxers on the Block

Boxers on the Block

Steve was finishing up his shower. He had worked up quite a sweat setting up with the guys. I had the percolator on low so he could have a hot cup of coffee...

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Laboring for Fun

Laboring for Fun

The men folk were up early this morning moving sawhorses into place to keep drivers off our street. They hauled the tables out of the garages and set them...

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If the Walls Could Talk

If the Walls Could Talk

The end of summer always brings our annual block party. It began years ago when we first moved in. A few of us grabbed our chairs together during the last...

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Long-Tailed Hero

Long-Tailed Hero

Stevie Jr. arrived at the breakfast table in his usual outfit of late – shorts, two-toned horizontally striped shirt, and a coon-skin cap. I don’t...

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Girdles and Panels

Girdles and Panels

Although I believe that good foundation is important, I have a secret that I have to share. I hate my panty girdle. I know, I know, it helps keep all those...

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Pink Lemonade

Pink Lemonade

When I was little, I thought that God was in the sunshine. I realized that he was a busy guy who couldn’t watch me everyday, so some days were cloudy....

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The Outdoor Carpet

The Outdoor Carpet

Steve is heavily invested in the competitive lawn movement. The husbands of our neighborhood participate also. They spend an inordinate amount of time...

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