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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 3, September 2015

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Lynn Edge
Tivoli, Texas, USA


Gifts From My Mother

First she gave me the pie safe which is now painted wedgwood blue to match my kitchen. Then she gave me a secretary desk bought from a friend who needed money. It shows scuffs and scratches from my now-grown children riding their plastic trikes around the living room. Later came the French Provincial dresser with an off-white finish. The varnish has dulled, but compared to today's furniture, its drawers of dove-tailed construction slide open easily.

shafts of autumn light
her castoffs
become my vintage

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