Monday, January 19, 2009

Even Number At Last

I've hit Prompt #20! It's a goodie. It's also from Back-to-School time. So behind and so having fun catching up!

I was telling Auntie about this the other day. Every year for back-to-school Auntie Blanche would take us school clothes shopping. When we were little it was at The Globe, a local department store. Probably exactly what Wal-mart is based on. The kids clothes were on the right as you entered, just past the rubbery smell of knock off slip on sneakers. I remember my first big decision about clothing. There was a money limit and, I guess, up to this point no one had ever hit it. You could get a lot of clothes at The Globe without breaking the bank. I had to decide between something (no idea what) and a gauzy, cream colored, floor length, empire waist dress with beaded ties at the neck. I loved that dress. I don’t think Auntie Blanche did. She gave me a lot of practical advice and let me know I could have one outfit or the other but I’d better wear whichever one I chose. I did. Well, I think I did. In my mind my 8-year-oldish self wore the hell out of that fake Native American dress. I loved it with all the fervor of the disco era and I felt like Diana Ross in it. I can’t swear to it but I’ll bet you a dollar that someday I’ll find it still buried in my mom’s house.


  1. Oh holy catching up to do!

    I can't wait to read each and every one of these!


  2. I hated that fucking store.