Mar 10

Family tree

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© 2012 florizel.canalblog.com “Like all children, Cheri knew only what the grown-ups told her. When she was old enough to understand that everyone had grandparents, she asked where hers were. When “gone” wasn’t the right answer on the family tree Cheri made in second grade, a note from her teacher shamed her mother…

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Mar 9

Family you want to get rid of

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© 1960 ABC Television. “In his fantasy, Sol has a family like the Cleavers – people who resolve disagreements with handshakes and promises they keep. Family members who swoop in bearing starchy foods and know better than to ask you every two seconds how you’re doing. The family you want to get rid…

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Mar 8

Stacey Walthers

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Pablo Picasso IMAGE: Artfinder / © Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Liege, Belgium / Bridgeman Art Library / Succession “She’d always been jealous of kids with big families, like her neighbor Stacey Walthers. Stacey had relatives at every end of the globe. Her house was always brimming with cousins, brothers, and Rottweilers. Cheri’s lack…

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Mar 7

Buy me a child

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© 2016 the CHIVE “When it was apparent that Cheri had talent, Gusmanov came up with the idea of having her don the green Girl Scout uniform because he knew Cici couldn’t say no to sashes, pins, and an American Institution. It was the perfect cover for him to take her to shooting…

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Mar 1

Guns and Girl Scouts

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By Joanbanjo (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons “Do any of these girls have a sardonic sense of humor that would remotely resemble her own? Or will it be a repeat of the Sesame Street “one of these things is not like the other” dilemma she experienced with Cici and…

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Nov 13

Who knew what?

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Photo By 冯 啼明 via StockPholio.net “You need a flow chart in my family to know who knew what about whom at any given point. Moments of emotional honesty are few and far between.” Cheri Matzner Happy Family Part IV, what’s left

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Nov 13

Perspective

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© Sammy Slabbinck 2013 “Sometimes you have to go to the least likely place in order to find what you’re looking for,’ Marlene says, “especially perspective.” Happy Family Part IV, what’s left

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