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Chapter 94: Better Dead Than Red

I grew up during the Cold War, so I can remember when the worst thing one could be called was a “communist.”  And the term was used freely to discredit those one did not agree with… I will always remember … Continue reading

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Chapter 93: Goldie – Part 2

So Goldie moved to Charlotte in 1965…. This was a Big Deal back then when single women simply did not relocate for jobs. But my Mother, as usual, took center stage. “Goldie is moving to Charlotte.  I don’t understand this … Continue reading

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Chapter 93: Goldie

Goldie….My aunt Goldie.  It’s very hard to write about her… I  was always much closer to Goldie and my grandmother Sigmon than I was to my parents.  I’m not quite sure why… But Goldie was probably the most important relative … Continue reading

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Chapter 92: Scarlett Grows Up

Some women, in every man’s life are unforgettable. Lavinia Randolph will always be one of those girls for me…. She was a force of nature.   From band days in High School through most of the next 25 years of … Continue reading

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Chapter 91: The Evils of Water Proof Mascara

According to my Mother, water proof mascara did more to change the South than air conditioning. She was an old school Southern woman who believed you had to create a little magic each day as you went forth to play … Continue reading

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The Modern Southern Gentleman

I’ve been re-reading some of my old posts and there are some that I’m quite proud of…. This is one and it seems like a good time to revisit it: The Modern Southern Gentleman Some of the others badly need … Continue reading

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Chapter 90: The Love I Lost

I returned to Sweet Briar College a couple of weeks ago for what I feared was to be the last time.  I had not been there since 1981. My last visit there, 34 years ago,  was populated by ghosts and … Continue reading

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