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Bye-Bye Bulimia

Bye-Bye Bulimia

Bulimia gives Lorraine the stink eye Lorraine had her first successful, peaceful visit with her sister Bulimia ever. She and Mia agreed not to discuss politics, and Lorraine cast a fond eye on her sister and Bubba, her husband, as she now saw them as gay. She was...

Such a Surprise for Lorraine!

Such a Surprise for Lorraine!

Insulated Wine Cup (says it all!!) Lorraine hadn’t visited her sister Bulimia in years and consequently had trouble finding her house. Her sister’s neighborhood was a Monopoly board of mini-mansions that spiraled around each other on short streets that terminated in...

A Touchdown in Texas

A Touchdown in Texas

Roomy handmade boho purse by Sheila Martin $150 True to his word, the emissary from El Chapo drove Lorraine in air conditioned comfort across the border into Texas. He was not kidding when he declared that his boss had an agreement with US Immigration to go back and...

Ransom of Red Chief

Ransom of Red Chief

Unique Jewelry, just for fun. Necklaces and Earrings Lorraine’s companions were better at hiding than she was. First of all they were accustomed to running away from threats, while Lorraine had always lived in a bubble of privilege. Second, however, they were more...

Wandering in the Desert

Wandering in the Desert

The small troop of campesinos trudged onward across the desert approaching the US border. They were hot as hell, hungry, and thirsty. Lorraine was doing her best to keep up, but the blisters on her feet were the size of walnuts. Every muscle in her body ached. She...

OOH Boy! Is She HOT!

OOH Boy! Is She HOT!

Portrait of Lorraine by Ellen Phillips Lorraine sat in the corner of the Mexican cafe with the rest of the group who would be attempting to sneak across the US border with her. She was in the habit of comparing herself to others around her to make sure she was “the...

Lorraine Primps

Lorraine Primps

@44 Cherry Street Moroccan Rugs and Turkish Pillows...All handmade The day had finally come for Lorraine’s departure. She was ready to begin the difficult journey back across the border to the US. It was insane, she thought, that she, an American citizen and tax...

Lorraine Dresses for Success

Lorraine Dresses for Success

“Walk around in these boots to be sure they done’ give you blisters,” ordered the greasy backwards cap guy. “I can tell already just by looking at them that these boots are too wide. Didn’t I tell you that I have unusually narrow feet? I have to order…” began...

What to Wear on the Road?

What to Wear on the Road?

This scary sculpture is by Amy Sanders. About 12" tall. $75 Lorraine ate her tacos and still felt hungry, so she ordered a dozen more and another cerveza and thought ahead to her trip back to Black Mountain. She had come to a decision and she motioned for the swarthy...

Running from El Chapo

Running from El Chapo

Lorraine is on the road back towards Black Mt. Pearl is enjoying Curtis Creek Lorraine was exhausted from the long ride on the donkey cart that had brought her to this cantina in a dusty Mexican pueblo. She was a little drunk from passing the wine skin back and forth...

What an ASS!

What an ASS!

LATEST LAUREL Lorraine was on the road! She had felt a leading to leave the splendor of the hacienda of El Chapo to return to the States to rescue dogs from the danger of Covid-19. She had seen a news report on her cell phone where the cutest pug had contracted the...

Lorraine Hits the Road

Lorraine Hits the Road

towards 44 Cherry Street All Lorraine could think about were the poor dogs in the US who were quarantined with their neurotic owners because of the Corona Virus. There wasn’t a solid block of time in their days when they were left in peace to sneak up on the couch to...

Love in the Time of Corn Teen

Love in the Time of Corn Teen

The residents of 44 Cherry Street were suffering the effects of the corona virus shared by many Americans. It was harder and harder to find fresh food, and the line at Bounty and Soul with its gifts of produce and flowers went on for a mile down State Street. The...

Stir Crazy at 44 Cherry Street

Stir Crazy at 44 Cherry Street

Let me know if you want anything you see! I'll send or deliver it. The residents of 44 Cherry Street were obeying the “Stay in Place” order brought about because of the Covid-19 crisis, and each one was inventing ways to stay sane. It was unusual for everyone to be...

Sheltering in Place at 44 Cherry Street

Sheltering in Place at 44 Cherry Street

Linen Duster in Red, Grey, and Khaki. One size. $64 The weather on Cherry Street was perfect. The sun was shining and birds singing, and the temperature was climbing into the eighties. The trees were all in bloom and spring flowers were out in all their glory. So why...

Avoiding Corona Beer…just in case.

Avoiding Corona Beer…just in case.

Mixed Metal handmade necklace with tiny beads by Asheville's Olivia de Soria Fear came to 44 Cherry Street with the outbreak of the Corona Virus. Ellie set up a lab in her apartment and using essential oils crafted a whole line of sanitizers. On Guard was used as the...

Elrod Scores on Super Bowl Sunday

Elrod Scores on Super Bowl Sunday

Charming hand made paper kites from India By Super Bowl Sunday Elrod had moved in with Neetu. He enjoyed the diaphanous curtains in the window, the sweet cinnamon-scented treats she fed him, the neatness of her apartment, and the smell of incense that filled the...

Decorating the Unique Hand Made Home

Decorating the Unique Hand Made Home

Wonderful book on ways to create a unique hand made home About the Book While browsing at Mr. K’s Used Bookstore in Asheville recently, I came across a book I have loved. Unlike most of the books I buy it is not literary fiction, but it is sort of a coffee table book...

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