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Chapter 73: Big Fat Southern Weddings: Part 3

As many weddings as I had been a part of, nothing prepared me for it all hitting home with my sister’s wedding.  It’s as “up close and personal” as I’ll probably ever be with one of these great, big weddings…. … Continue reading

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Chapter 52: Sex in the South: Part 2- The Queen of the South

Like fashion, new movies, ethnic food and just about everything else, the Sexual Revolution came late to Danville, Virginia. However, given the sexually repressive atmosphere, it should be no surprise it led the way in one area:  Outdoor Porn Drive … Continue reading

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Chapter 51: Sex in the South: Part 1- Setting the Stage

To put it bluntly, when we were growing up, we knew sex was everywhere in the South.  It was poorly hidden, but not a topic of socially approved conversations.   Or at least it once wasn’t… We came from, perhaps, … Continue reading

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Chapter 50: Party at the Hot Sheet Hotel

Like most conservative, religious cities, Danville had a lot of Hot Sheet Hotels. By this I mean, cheap hotels that did a lot of business during the lunch hour and early  evenings. No one really seemed to spend an entire … Continue reading

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Chapter 48: Myrtle Beach Days

One of the other key advantages the Sub Debs offered was a poorly chaperoned beach trip to Myrtle Beach every summer. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was the destination of choice for summer fun for almost everyone in Danville and when … Continue reading

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Chapter 47: Surviving the Sub Debs

I briefly mentioned the Sub Debs in one of my previous posts and said I was not even going to try to explain them. I am, probably foolishly, going to retract that statement and give it  shot. I remember once … Continue reading

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Chapter 44: Haul Out the Holly

When I was growing up in Danville, Virginia, decorating for Christmas was always a very big deal. My Mother’s goal in life, for several years, was to win the Temple Terrace Women’s Club Home Decorating Contest.   Even though she … Continue reading

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