Author Archives: Joanna Foreman

THE SHOES MAKE THE MAN

Wearing a pungent moth ball suit, a vintage wide tie, and sporting a narrow-brimmed plaid fedora, the gentleman leaned against the reception hall doorway. Worn, scuffed and old, his shoes clearly had been obtained from a specialty catalog for extra-small … Continue reading

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TASTY SUMMER READS BLOG HOP

Marian Allen, a good friend and one of my very favorite writers, as well as a fellow member of The Southern Indiana Writers’ Group, invited me to participate in a “Tasty Summer Reads Blog Hop”, and I took the challenge because I like … Continue reading

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GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES

Going In Circles It has been my goal to post on this blog once per month. That’s been all fine and good unless something monumental happens. And during the month of July, monumental happened. This post has nothing to do … Continue reading

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STUCKEY’S BACK IN THE DAY-1958

“Another damn Stuckey’s. That kid’s pissed at every one of ‘em from Indianapolis to Chattanooga,” Blackie says. “If she was a dog, she’d be marking her territory.” He is talking about me! I keep my eyes closed and lay perfectly … Continue reading

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The End of May Was Only the Beginning of My Summers

May 31, 2013  Memorial Day weekend a few days ago brought family fun, and as usual the 500 Mile Race on television, accompanied by an annual reminder of this story, originally published in an anthology called “Most Wanted” a few years … Continue reading

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The Firstborn Always Gets To Be Guinea Pig!

THE FIRSTBORN ALWAYS GETS TO BE THE GUINEA PIG! Since he recently turned 40, I’ve been reminiscing about his birth and childhood and perusing old photo albums. There we were, in Nashville, Tennessee, and Jesse was just tall enough to reach … Continue reading

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Rite of Passage

RITE OF PASSAGE My mother and I made a ritual of shopping when I was a child. We’d take the city bus in Indianapolis and spend hours in stores, large and small, on the Circle in downtown Indianapolis. We were intelligent … Continue reading

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