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Robin Allen

A Big Yellow Table

By Robin Allen

When I was little, my family had a ridiculous breakfast table. It was as round and bright and yellow as the sun. And big. One of us could spill a glass of milk at breakfast and the splash wouldn’t reach the others until dinner. My parents bought the big yellow table in Mexico during 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 […]