Release The Doves.

In Community, Events, Fashion by Aria E Appleford

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Sometimes life kicks the romance right out of you.  Too much information can do that to you.
Take weddings.
City girls love the idea of stepping out of the church and someone releases a bunch of white doves that flutter off into the sky.  I think it is supposed to represent her virginity has just flown the coop never to be seen again or something like that.  I would think, as her parents stand there and see the doves going all over the place and in different directions that they might be a bit concerned, but maybe some people can … Read more at the source.

Could Someone Just Please Explain The Seventies to Me.

In Community, Events, Fashion by Aria E Appleford

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I got fired the one and only time in my life because I did not wear a bra.  I was hired to work in a nursing home and after three nanoseconds, I was called into the office.
I was going to hell AND I was fired.
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I could have fought it.  I had a blouse on with a pullover baggy sweater on top.  Even with my bra, given the freezing temperature that they kept the nursing home in, presumably to keep the corpses for a few days until the morgue could make their rounds, my nipples would have been detectable.  … Read more at the source.

Making the Most Out of Those Motorcycle Moments.

In Community, Events, Fashion by Aria E Appleford

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We didn’t really have scooters.  Farmers don’t scoot.  And farmers attempting to be cool, after the whole combine tractor debacle could not take another hit with “scooters.”  We amped it up to motorcycles.
My brush with motorcycles is a compelling love story/instruction manual.
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His name was Victor Rogerson and he was funny, and intelligent and had freckles.  He wrote in my autograph book,
“Freckle freckle on my nose
I know not why it’s me you chose
Or who you are, or where you’re from,
So I’ll kill you with my thumb.”
Of course in Grade 3 speak everyone knew that … Read more at the source.

Abandoned Warehouses I Have Known And Loved.

In Community, Events, Fashion by Aria E Appleford

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My childhood was pretty brutal.  We learned hard lessons in unspeakable ways.  You might want to get out the hankie now, this is yet another sad sad tale.
Wandering around the prairies as kids, trying to find something to do, I mean after we had exhausted looking at the cows and weaving wheat, making pictures with wheat, chewing the wheat, smoking the wheat . . . . it was tough to find things to do.
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So we wandered.  We reeeeaaaallly wandered. . . as far as our little legs would take us in a given day.
And we would find … Read more at the source.

The Late Great Science Project

In Community, Events, Fashion by Aria E Appleford

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My brother read in an encyclopaedia that our eyebrows are important because they, along with our eyelashes, help to keep dirt out of our eyes.  He theorized that if dirt got into our eyes, we could get an infection that could get into our brain and we could die. 
Please don’t ask me to explain the mind of a 9 year old boy.
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I was the victim of the crime.  He lured me into the forest to see the nest of baby birds he had found, tied me up to a tree and shaved off my eyebrows.  He probably would have … Read more at the source.