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Alice Muschany

A One Man Band

By Alice Muschany

A second marriage for us both, my fiancé Roland and I wished to invite only a small group of friends and relatives to the ceremony. But thanks to our large families, the guest list quickly grew out of hand. After placing several calls to banquet centers and caterers, Roland turned to me and asked, “How […]

You Want Me to Wear That?

By Alice Muschany

You Want Me to Wear That?

My long-time friend, Janice, arrived at our girls’ only luncheon grinning like a Cheshire cat. She held out her hand and announced, “Look who’s engaged.” In her late fifties, Janice had been divorced for over twenty years and finally met a great man. We were all ecstatic. She deserved to be happy. Everyone congratulated Janice […]

Mom never thought of herself as a good cook, but everyone in our family disagreed. Her pies were delicious, her fried chicken mouth-watering, but her rolls – they were the best. After I was married and had children of my own, I asked her to teach me how to make the rolls, but she said […]

I’ll Have Fries With That

By Alice Muschany

I’ll Have Fries With That

While my husband and I sat in our lounge chairs watching TV, I read an article out loud that touted the benefits of proper eating. Ignoring me, he cranked up the volume on the football game as he crunched Doritos. When I persisted in sharing the dietitian’s suggestions, he turned to me and said, “That’s […]

Coupon Queen

By Alice Muschany

Coupon Queen

My teenage daughters make fun of my bargain shopping. If an item isn’t on sale, I refuse to buy it. One Christmas, my sixteen-year-old handed me a large box wrapped in shiny paper and tied with red ribbons. Inside I found several smaller boxes. The last one revealed my gift – a “Coupon Queen” button. […]