|1965 Nancy Drew|
|1934 Nancy Drew|
While one would hardly look at me and think "fashion plate," compared to Chester's Rosie O'Donnell style I look like Anna Wintour. Chester, like Trixie, dresses for comfort. If she's not leaving the house you generally find her in a sloppy oversized t-shirt and ragged shorts (and sometimes braless, leading to a mad dash for an undergarment if the doorbell rings). I, on the other hand, have to be dealing with a nasty bout of illness not to put in earrings. And when I have my full load of silver jewelry on, Chester frequently frets that if I fall in a body of water I'll sink like an anchor.
|Depression-era Nancy in her roadster.|
I suppose sometimes we read to feel a connection with someone who is like us. I read Erma Bombeck and Shirley Jackson for this reason. They aren't the mothers with all the answers, residing in perfectly clean homes and raising impeccably behaved children. Their lives are like mine. Their husbands are sometimes schmucks and their kids are sometimes mouthy and they often wanna go hide somewhere, preferably with a stiff drink. I can relate to them.
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