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In 100, by Nora on November 13, 2018 at 5:37 pm

Mennie was so light and cool, baby powder and lemon (sweet pliant Meyer) and Diet Coke. An old, but insistently clean, grey sweatshirt, a flannel pajama set, slippers, fully arrayed as she sang to me lullabies of her native Carolinas, the repetitive, onomatopoeic ones in which someone always forgot they had a wife and children and never returned. The longest, silkiest hair thicket in a soft white armpit, the with the married-in milk whiteness as opposed to our bloodline olive. The tips of her fingers tapered and bent backwards just slightly, illustrating her words: “just a knuckle in a huckbucket.”

  1. I am really really loving this series.

  2. in comparison, photographs seem blind and inarticulate.

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