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Nancy Roman

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Vacation Time

There was a large old bottle on the floor of my parents’ closet. What it originally held  -wine or whiskey, I don’t remember. The neck of the bottle was just big enough for a dime. Pennies and nickels didn’t fit. Just the dimes. And when my Dad emptied his pockets at the end of the …

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The Sounds Of Silence

Once in a while I read about someone who is accused of some crime, and as a result is under house arrest. My first reaction is: “Sweet!” I love staying home. As I write this, it is Saturday afternoon, and I could go out and do a dozen nice things. But I am sitting in …

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Shouldn’t I Have This? ………… Shouldn’t I Have All Of This?

I want to live in a little house with a big porch on the seashore. I want to live in an apartment in New York City with a geranium on the fire escape. I want crisp white sheets and gingham curtains. I want gilded mirrors and french porcelain. I want rack of lamb with frilly …

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You Can’t Take It With You

It’s time for my husband and I to go on a little vacation. Everyone looks forward to vacation. Everyone but us. My husband and I are not good travelers. We hate leaving our precious things. My husband hates to leave his garden. And his kitties: But we do need to get away for a bit. …

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Flight Path

I used to fly a lot for business.  I got to be very good at it, especially when I was lucky enough to fly first class (which is a wonderfully terrible waste of money). But my current job doesn’t require any travel. And I’m basically a homebody. So that means I don’t travel much at …

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