My prior experience with young men was to hear them swear ‘Christ almighty in the craphouse!’ at any dress with too many buttons.
It’s frightening when things you love appear suddenly changed from what you have always known.
Mother could go for one year without food, but not one day without her lip sticks.
Independence is a complex word in a foreign tongue. To resist occupation, whether you’re a nation or merely a woman, you must understand the language of your enemy. Conquest and liberation and democrac and divorce are words that mean squat, basically, when you have hungry children and clothes to get out on the line and it looks like rain.
We came from Bethlehem, Georgia bearing Betty Crocker cake mixes into the jungle.
If you ask me, that’s reason enough to keep a kitchen at the center of a family’s life, as a place to understand favorite foods as processes, not just products.
If a shipment of ground beef somehow gets contaminated with pathogens, our federal government does not have authority to recall the beef, only to request that the company issue a recall.
We seem to be built with a faulty gauge for moderation.
In our state-no kidding-they are called Standards of Learning, or “SOLs.
According to her, if he hasn’t been dead twenty years, he isn’t history.