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Jul 30th

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Modesty in my day

Modesty in my day

I have written about changes in kitchen appliances and other changes in the last sixty-five to seventy years. Just as radical were the rules and the way ladies must conduct themselves to maintain a spotless reputation. You can realize how lenient the rules are today.

First of all, no lady ever wore a sleeveless dress or blouse. There must be a sleeve at least down to the elbow. OF course, no lady wore a dress too tight or cut too low in the front of the neck.

Hemlines varied. During the twenties the short dress appeared with the "flapper" look. That was the era of the "Clara Bow" look, especially in the movies.

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A love letter to Minden

A love letter to Minden

There are four of us who live in our home – my son, me and our two 14-year-old cats. Two of these are paranoid about storms. That would be me and my "Sissy" cat. (The oth...

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Old stores and memories gone

Old stores and memories gone

Recently, a lady who did not grow up in Minden, remarked that she appreciated me talking of old businesses that are gone, and their location.
And last week, a man who is a...

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Resolutions for 80+

Resolutions for 80+

I am writing this on Sunday, December 30, to be published on Wednesday, January 2, 2008.

Today was a very bad day for me. I had a partial sleepless night, slept from midni...

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New Year’s-Happy and Sad

New Year’s-Happy and Sad

(This was Momma's last New Year's Column – published on December 26, 2007. She died on October 12, 2008 – John Agan.)

And so next Tuesday is another New Year's, a new begi...

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