Love fashion? Love parties? I do; that’s why I was determined to get into the fashion industry. Looking at it from the outside, it seemed like an endless merry-go-round of clothes and open bars. I bided my time going to school, doing internships and other sensible career-friendly things. The whole time, deep inside, lurked a […]

The people who calculate such statistics say the average American owns seven pairs of jeans. I was wearing one of my pairs recently at a family celebration of my forty-first birthday. After cake, gifts and good wishes, my über-hip nieces, Nicole and Madalyn, started whispering and giggling at the kitchen table. “Who’s a Poindexter?” I […]

I love it! If anyone can be outspoken, proper and funny all at the same time, it’s syndicated columnist Judith Martin, aka Miss Manners, the slayer of etiquette atrocities – and in this case, fashion atrocities. Once again, she tells it like it is in a recent column when a reader asked a ridiculous question: […]

Two New Pennies

By Dee Orr

A jar of Del Monte dill pickle halves Kosher-style, a five-pack of Double Bubble bubblegum, and a five-cent Fudgsicle topped the list of my favorite things when I was a little kid. In my teenage years I added to that list a 45-rpm record player, an Angora sweater collar, and Dr Pepper. The list changed […]

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