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In Her Memory by
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In westerns, Sarah was always the “good woman”, never a dance hall gal.
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On Nicknames and Wearing Black at Funerals by
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To this day, I still have an array of non-names for my children.
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Loud and Abominable by
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Henrietta was an awkward name for a tiny child ... so the family called her Yettie.
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The Name Game by
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Shirley, Shirley Bo-ber-ley, ba-na-na fanna Fo-fer-ley. fee fi mo-mer-ley, Shirley! No, that's not the name game I'm talking about.
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My Name is Barbara… by
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Barbi Benton pretty much owned the spelling of her name, and in the 80s, despite the fact that we had the same hairdo, I was dismissive of her anyway, for being in Playboy, and for being Hugh Hefner’s main squeeze.
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First Week by Anonymous

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  This is coming. It will be bad. I need to stay home. My friends need to stay home. Everything on my calendar is cancelled. I have to learn how to use Zoom I am not allowed to be with my grandchildren. No more holding the baby or playing tag with the boys. No more…
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A Rose by Any Other Name by
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Do I dare to gift myself with my true name of Lauren? Probably too late, and after all, no one calls me “Big Laurie” anymore. Mostly, I go by Gramma.
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