Category Archives: Fashion

The St. Louis Cousins’ last ride

It was always an exciting time for my sisters and me when our St. Louis Cousins came to visit. For though we were the country mice to their city mice, they were savage in a way we admired but could … Continue reading

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A conversation with my sister

“What did you get Mom for Mother’s Day?” “Some wine glasses.” “OK, good.” “Why? What did you get her?” “Well, I asked her what she wanted. She said she liked those $8 t-shirts from Target. That didn’t seem very special, … Continue reading

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Let there be no doubt that our mother could spank a child with such strength and sting it’d be a while before you felt OK about sitting again. But usually, when my sisters and I were overly rowdy/sullen/disagreeable she made … Continue reading

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The stay-at-home boyfriend

I had this conversation with a friend today: “I write stories for a living. I don’t do poorly, but I can’t support two people. Well, when one of those people needs to go to Banana Republic, especially.” “I am never … Continue reading

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Why they don’t let me out of the house

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My most expensive piece of jewelry

Our HR manager just announced 401K training sessions over the intercom. “Come learn what’s available to you,” she said. I’ve been contributing to my 401K for several years now. I get regular statements with colorful graphs showing me how much … Continue reading

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Law & Order

The following are excerpts, taken verbatim, from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Report and Doniphan Police Report, published in the April 11, 2012 issue of The Prospect-News. On April 2 a deputy was dispatched to Southeast Health Center of Ripley County … Continue reading

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On the commute part deux

“Nice purse holder,” a colleague said as I rolled into sight. “What’s that called again? Oh, it’s your handlebars.”

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High brow

The 90s were an interesting time for eyebrows. I recently read some gossipy interview with a beauty expert who blamed Pamela Anderson for the pencil-thin, exaggerated arches we all forced our brows into. I am not sure this is true. … Continue reading

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Defending the family name

As the lifestyle editor at my newspaper, I am responsible for coming up with the weekly Love It or Hate It poll, which invites readers to sound off on the latest fashion trends. There are several readers who feel passionately … Continue reading

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