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Donna Volkenannt

Living the American Dream

By Donna Volkenannt

On a cold January night in 1968, I zipped up the micro-mini dress I’d recently purchased and put on a pair of platform heels. I sprayed on Wind Song cologne and slipped into my long winter coat. Although I was nineteen years old and had a job as a clerk-stenographer at an Army installation in […]

Sweet Memories

By Donna Volkenannt

Sweet Memories

Sometimes, when I peel an orange or taste peppermint, my mind flashes back to Christmas stockings filled with tangerines and shepherd’s hook candy canes. The scent of cinnamon and vanilla transports me back to my mom’s kitchen on winter mornings, where my brothers and sisters and I ate Mom’s raisin and rice pudding, hot out […]