Keep Your Mitts off My Pinking Shears!

Our mother had a very special pair of scissors called pinking shears. I guess they were for seamstresses who made lots of beautiful dresses for their daughters. This did not happen at “Looney Ville”, our family home. I still am not sure why she even owned a pair since her sewing skills were limited and […]

Have You Never Been Mellow?

When I was in fourth grade, I decided to paint my fingernails blue.  I’m not sure where I got the nail polish. Thinking it would look “deluxe,” I painted my fingernails a lovely sky blue.  Off to school I went thinking I looked totally cool. I found myself admiring them whenever I had a free […]