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An Excuse.

I remember, too; my first year teaching. One of my students told a fellow teacher-friend that, “I would marry a man like Mr. Russell.” That was, too: such a thing to say. Would not marry me, necessarily, but someone like … Continue reading

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Lovely.

After the ceremony, after oysters & champagne, we made our way down to the tidal pool to frolic with starfish. The rocks were glittered with them. Here my friend Anne poses for her 19th century British novel.

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A Lovely Excuse for Sandwiches.

When Anne and Tommy asked me to officiate, I told them I didn’t think I was allowed to do that. But I realized later that I had done it already. I remembered the two of them coming to visit me … Continue reading

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