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Susan has no pants!

Her pants did NOT fit. And she still had months of pregnancy to go! Susan carried on with her classics, a charcoal grey shirt with handpainted white trim. And she squeezed into her long granny skirts,  much shorter after they … Continue reading

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Scarlett downsizes again

It just had to be done. From her new country retirement apartment, Scarlett went through her enormous wardrobe. Again. She kept only her best business clothes for when she went to the publishing house in New York. In the end, … Continue reading

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Velma gets busy

  The girls were back from the city!   Velma was excited to tell her friends about Susan, her new coffeeshop acquaintance.     She hustled around, dressing in her favorite top, getting Scarlett’s housewarming gift ready…a healing heat pillow … Continue reading

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Susan’s Dark Past

Susan didn’t have much to go on. Just a photo of her parents. In love. In spite of the racial barrier. That much she knew.       She also had one photo of herself with her mother, before her big … Continue reading

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Vesta’s Man

It was Jean’s birthday. Velma usually forgot it. Jean never cared and sometimes forgot it himself. They had known each other so long, such things hardly mattered. Vesta remembered their meeting, in college, in France. Vesta knew just what she … Continue reading

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Vesta

Vesta and Auntie went to see the Ziegfield Follies on Broadway.  Vesta dressed up, they went to dinner. Bright lights, big city.               They had wonderful seats — Auntie had connections!   After the … Continue reading

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Vesta

“Handmade is all about thinking,” Vesta explained to Velma, her new friend at the rooming house. “Handmade allows, encourages, demands that people think. Lights. Cars. Telephones. Radios. Televisions. Computers.  Society-changing developments all start off handmade.  Handmade is new, fresh, thought-provoking.  … Continue reading

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Vesta

Vesta had a new dress made to wear at Thanksgiving dinner.  Chocolate.  For Vesta, it was rather unmanly, slightly out of character.  Appropriately tea length and high around the neck, something about those ties were irresistible, though more fitted than … Continue reading

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Imagined spaces

The party was in the city!  Several of her library colleagues would be in attendance, but Velma was riding with Vesta, another rooming house extra girl, in her old Model A Ford. Silly, she knew, but Velma could not sleep … Continue reading

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Velma

Velma is going to a party.  She’s been at the rooming house for several weeks, shocked to move in with all those other women.  Extra girls, spinsters, they refer to themselves as singles or ‘new women’ though not one of … Continue reading

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