Halloween the Final Chapter

Fast forward. I'm 20 and pregnant. I can't go parkin' in Cry Baby Holler, and I'm far too old for trick or treating. What to do? Go to the harvest costume dance of course. I was pretty rotund for only being four months along, so the issue of an appropriate costume was a task. I …

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Mourning May Wan, But Memories Never Do…It Still Hurts Sometimes

Yesterday was my grandma's birthday. She would have been 97. She might have made it, too, had she not been born of an era that didn't discuss "female troubles." By the time the beautiful creature who helped raise me told anyone something was wrong is was far, far too late to do anything more than …

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Summers Gone By

Nostalgia often hits us head on and rather than wash over us it penetrates us like a phantom, forcing its way into our souls. I think for many, the end of summer brings this notion stronger than any other time of the year. Though holidays and other special occasions and other seasons rend memories, summer, …

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