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Archive for February, 2012

Years ago, when I was living in Knoxville, Tennessee, I arrived at the office the Monday after February 14 to be greeted with the friendly question, “So did y’all get your peas in this weekend?” Um – Peas? In February? Kimmy, our department secretary, whose mother raised bees in a garden so productive people whispered […]

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My first memorable “little lady” experience was in high school. I already knew how to cook and sew, so when I had to choose a “practical” elective I convinced the school to let me take night classes in wood shop and auto shop. Lesson one was changing the oil. I took the cap off the […]

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