Monthly Archives: February 2015

White Brocade

The Christmas present I loved the best was the little red and white Singer sewing machine my father gave me when I was four or five. I had no interest in dolls except to make their clothes, a skill I must have inherited from my Aunt Dorothy, who spent her life making the most beautiful…

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Maurice Salad

I made my own wedding dress. I remember buying the fabric in the basement fabric department at Hudson’s Department Store on Woodward Avenue in Detroit. I loved that store. Shopping there meant I had moved up in the world. Hudson’s opened in 1911. At 410 feet, it was the tallest department store in the world….

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don’t ever start a question with a math problem

I’d like to say I have at least a love-hate relationship with math, but there’s no love involved. Start a question to me with “How much is…,” and I will cringe and ferret out a pencil and paper so I can cope with the rest of what’s on your mind. Better yet, don’t ever start…

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November

November has always been a momentous month in my life. I married in November, had my first child in November, and last year, I published Maude my grandmother’s biography, on November 17th. I worked on it off and on for ten years and knew the time had come to complete the work. After two agents…

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