Mother’s (birth)Day

Today would have been my mother's 82nd birthday. I can't even imagine what a wizened old crone she would have been, what with the sun-exposure, the smoking, the arthritis and asthma. I can't imagine this specifically because the cigarettes killed her at 49, when I was 21, and that was a long time ago. We …

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State Fair

Two veterans of the State Fair of Texas journeyed forth to its cousin in South Carolina. I imagine¬†most fairs have many of the same things: animals, agriculture, and fried foods. Texas being Texas, it's all on a ginormous scale. Since one could comfortably fit about five South Carolinas inside Texas, the fair was naturally a …

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