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PE ABCs: Agony from Bombardment to C Stunts by
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The bottom of the gym suit consisted of … bloomers. Yes, ballooning from the waist and ending in tight elastic at the widest part of the thigh.
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Exam Week and Daiquiri Parties by
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Prompted By Exams

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As exam week progressed, we could hear clack, clackety-clack, ding!!, clack, clack, from the living area and dorm rooms in the entire wing, along with the crinkle of bags of potato chips and Cheetos.
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Driving Down the Shore by
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Prompted By Learning to Drive

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I knew I really wasn't supposed to take the car to the beach, but the temptation was too much.
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Shelters, Signs, and Sirens by
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Prompted By Cold War Coping

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The moaning whine infiltrated my nightmares for years. It became a reminder of a situation we could not ignore.
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Poetic Solace in Turbulent Times by
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Prompted By Poetry

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We poets are at all levels, from awesomely accomplished to beginner. I am somewhere in the middle.
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Quirky Neighbors in a Modest Place by
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Prompted By My First Apartment

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Add a land line phone and a black-and-white TV with a coat hanger for an antenna, and my décor was almost complete.
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Ta-ra-ra-boom-dee-ay by
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It seemed like so much fun to me. The real story was much more sobering but also inspiring ...
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Childless with no regrets by
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Prompted By Parenthood

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I kept listening for the tick of the biological clock, but it never ticked.
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Some “thens” I don’t miss by
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I am nostalgic for many things but not all.  Here is a quick take on some of the items from the 50s and 60s I don’t miss. Women’s clothing:  Panty girdles, with their tourniquet-like grip on my thighs. I’ll spare folks the details of feminine hygiene products and accessories of the 60s, but suffice it…
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Hot turkey sandwiches at the Claremont Diner by
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Prompted By Restaurants

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The diner's booths were large enough to swallow a child as small as I was.
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