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Never Forget by
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Some of the things I witnessed 20 years ago during that awful September week in New York are seared in my memory and I’ll never forget. (See  9/11) The disbelief and horror as we watched TV news clips of a plane hitting the south tower of the World Trade Center,   then the tower in…
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Afternoon Tea at Hotel Wales by
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Prompted By Home Repair

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When Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012 our Manhattan apartment building was severely affected,  we were evacuated and moved to a Marriott hotel three blocks away for a few days .  (See Cooking with Gas) A few years earlier we also had to vacate when during a renovation the construction dust forced us out.  (See  (The Lion,…
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The Purloined Passport by
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Prompted By Senior Moments

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I pride myself on being organized,  in fact organizing became my second career!   (See Second Career) And altho I would tell my organizing clients to keep important documents in a desk or file cabinet,  for some reason I always kept my own passport in my dresser drawer. Several years ago our friend Ken told us…
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Bone of Contention by
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Prompted By Mealtime

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My mother never made much of a fuss over mealtimes,   nor did she take much pride in her own cooking – although I never remember a meal at her table that wasn’t delicious.  (See My Game Mother,   Still Life) She was a high school art teacher,   and came home every afternoon,  tied an apron…
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Country Living by
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Prompted By Home Repair

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 Although I grew up in a house,  most of my married life I’ve been a Manhattanite and an apartment dweller.  (See (The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe,  Cooking with Gas) However over the years we did spend many wonderful summers in houses at the beach.   (See The Great Hampton Babysitter Heist,  Skinny Dipping,  Menemsha…
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Skinny Dipping by
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Prompted By Nudity

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For several summers in our early,  married-without-children years we rented a beach house with our good friends J and K.   After a few years our friends – serious fishermen by then –  opted for the mountains instead and bought a house near a trout stream.  (See Catskill Weekend) We rented that wonderful beach house by…
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Going Back to Work by
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Prompted By Going to Work

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I was working as a high school librarian,   with an easy 20 minute highway commute,  when I discovered  I was pregnant.   I happily applied for a maternity leave and told my principal I’d be leaving a week or two before my mid-March due date.   And by that time – with my big…
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The One Who Got Away by
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Prompted By Dating

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Like all red-bloodied,  pubescent American girls of the 50s I certainly did my share of dating. In junior high school we started to pair off and with little information and probably more mis-information about the birds and the bees,  we experimented.   (My cowardly parents,   rather than having that embarrassing conversation,   gave me…
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