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The Old Woman I Will Be

Another birthday.

A big one. 65.

Over the last few weeks, I have been preoccupied with the significance of 65.

Two thirds of my life is behind me. 928 more words


On Waiting for the Return of Dorothy Hamill Hair

We’re all old enough now to have held on to at least a few treasured items of clothing for a decade or more, because, like our mothers and grandmothers before us, we have convinced ourselves that, one day, they will “come back into style.” Sometimes this actually does happen, as has been the case recently with fringed wool ponchos, bib overalls, and my personal childhood favorite: the rabbit-fur muff. 740 more words

Midlife Humor

Short and Sassy

I graduated from high school in 1977.This means, like a lot of girls who saw the 1976 Winter Olympics, I wanted a Dorothy Hamill haircut. Alas, it was not meant to be, because I was told my hair wouldn’t lay right. 113 more words