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Six Pack by
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Prompted By Manners

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When my mom retired she and my dad moved out of the city and bought a charming little house two blocks from the beach in the Rockaways where they had both grown up and first met.  (See Still Life) But my dad wasn’t ready to retire himself,  he always said that he wanted to die  “with…
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Birmingham by
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Prompted By Inequality

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On the evening of April 4, l968 my boyfriend called to tell me he had just heard on the news that Martin Luther King, Jr had been shot.   We cried together over the phone,  and during that call we decided to marry – our small way of bringing some joy back into a sorry…
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Only My Hairdresser Knows For Sure by
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Prompted By Haircuts

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Oops,  now everybody knows for sure! Retroflash / 6 Words Dana Susan Lehrman
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Milk and Honey by
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Prompted By Inequality

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FLU SEASON,  3:00am HE  (coughing,  wakes spouse)    “My throat’s killing me,  I think I need some warm milk and honey.” SHE  (sleepily)   “Oh, you poor boy,  I’ll go fix it.” She gets out of bed,  puts on her bathrobe and slippers,  and trudges off to the kitchen. TWO WEEKS LATER,  3:00am SHE  (coughing,…
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Look What They’ve Done to Your Pear, Milton Glaser! by
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Prompted By Pet Peeves

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Lynn Truss who wrote Eats,  Shoots and Leaves: the Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation  is a woman after my own heart.   She wishes for a ‘grammar police force’  that would hunt down and arrest merchants with ungrammatical signs on their storefronts and others who abuse the King’s English. I share her peeve and have another…
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Valentine’s Day in Foggytown by
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Prompted By Valentine's Day

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Early in our marriage my husband had an opportunity to work at the London branch of his company and we didn’t hesitate to pack up and go!  (See Laundry Day in London,   Kinky Boots) We rented a cosy flat with a little garden in the back and settled into London life.  While Danny was at the…
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A Year of Loss by
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It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since the pandemic robbed us of life as we knew it. And in this frightful year I’ve lost several beloved friends.   Although it was cancer and heart disease that took them,  it was Covid that kept us from gathering together to mourn.   Zoom funerals and…
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