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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 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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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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Chapter 89: She Went to Sweet Briar

I’m  back to blogging sooner than I expected because I heard we are losing  Sweet Briar College…. It has taken me a week to digest this and I still can’t believe it.  We always think our colleges will outlast us.  … Continue reading

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Chapter 77: The Wall

I’ve posted a lot of amusing posts in the past.  And I have a few more lined up to come…But this isn’t one of them.  This one is a little more reflective. To put it kindly, my Mother is entering … Continue reading

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Chapter 75: The Lessons of Scarlett O’Hara and Maggie the Cat

No one ever understood Southern sexual politics better than Tennessee Williams.  But given the time in which he produced his work, some points had to be made subtlety and  obliquely…and much can be read into his work and that’s a … Continue reading

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