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From the Land of Blurry Shawls

From the Land of Blurry Shawls

Dear Ann, Oh, hi! Hello! How are ya? Lots going on here, it being fall and all. Schools seem to think the way to impress the parent body is to make the parents’ bodies show up at as many events as possible, have you noticed that? I don’t remember Most Moisturized Mom having all these teachers to meet, syllabi to scrutinize, and projects to admire, but I suppose she did. (Thanks, MMM! But be glad none of your children played...

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