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Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, With You I Celebrate

12.27.11 Posted in Contributor Series 10, today's words by

Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags With You I Celebrate By Jeanette Cheezum A happy heart develops a garden of romance. With sprinkles of understanding and love. One sweet night we established the creation of unity in a life of unrest and hardship. Reached for the brass ring, engaged it and held on tight … if […]


Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, One Boy’s (and Man’s) Finery

12.26.11 Posted in Contributor Series 10, today's words by

Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags One Boy’s (and Man’s) Finery By Michael Ceraolo Christmas 1969 Less than a month short of my twelfth birthday I had asked for a new baseball glove and there it was: a left-hander’s mitt (Santa had subcontracted with Sears that year), with Ted Williams’ name on it (no matter that […]


Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, A Brief Infatuation at the Shoe Store

12.26.11 Posted in Contributor Series 10, words to linger on by

Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags A Brief Infatuation at the Shoe Store By Grace Burns The black knee-high boots with pointy toes and wedge heels lay nestled in a bed of delicate tissue. I am no power dresser, but one whiff, one caress of buttery leather has me convinced that fate has brought us together. […]


Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, The Christmas Pageant

12.25.11 Posted in Contributor Series 10, today's words by

Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags The Christmas Pageant By Jessie Carty Every year: the same show. The sixth graders (our seniors) as Santa and reindeer. The first graders portrayed “The Night Before Christmas.” I was the littlest stocking. In my pink footie pajamas, I stood last in line by height next to the red and […]


Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags, Cover-ups

12.24.11 Posted in Contributor Series 10, today's words by

Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags Cover-Ups By Neil Ellman What we wear is what we are– mostly cover-ups for legs too thin or carpeted with cellulite breasts not enough little lines where crows once walked we wear high-collared shirts to hide our necks layers of color to mask the years and sleepless baby nights stripes […]


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