Monthly Archives: January 2014

Conversation with my Teenage Babysitter, Who is the Daughter of a Friend of Mine

Me: So, how’s your mother? Her: Scrunches up face Me: She’s okay, right? Her:┬áMakes face as though she has terrible, terrible news, but cannot put it into words. Me: OH MY GOD! SHE’S OKAY, RIGHT?!?!?! Her: Well, I never know … Continue reading

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Depression Dolls and $40 Feedbag Dresses

My mom was born during the Great Depression. (I know–that makes me feel really old.) She grew up on a sugarcane farm in rural Australia, and didn’t even have electricity–if I’m remembering the story correctly–until she was 14. As a … Continue reading

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