Nancy Roman

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Here’s a post from three years ago… on the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy.   (I promise I will be silly again in a few days, but I’m somber today.) One night over dinner, about thirty years ago, my father was feeling philosophical. He started talking about events that happen in …

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My Best Day Ever! (so far)

This is it! The best day ever in my whole life (so far). Exactly fifty years ago: February 9, 1964. There has been a fair amount of hoopla this year, given the 50th anniversary, so you may recognize this date. The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. All my friends at …

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The History Of Lipstick, Chapter One

I wore lipstick on Easter Sunday, 1963.  I was twelve. In 1963, twelve was young for lipstick.  None of my classmates were allowed.  Only the grown-up girls.  The eighth graders. But that was the point.  I had older sisters.  I needed to be a teenager long before I was one. My lipstick was pink.  “Pink …

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