Shelter Me
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Shelter Me

Bowtie & Bangs: How to be a Catholic Cutie on your Baptism Day!

I was baptized in Kindergarten at St. Gabriel’s church on West Vernor Highway in Detroit. I remember how cool I felt with my hair slicked back with Brylcreem, standing tall in my ironed white shirt, tucked deep into my single-pleated black slacks — and Sunday socks, too. To complete the look, a white-stripe bowtie was gently clipped into my collar as I slipped my feet into my highly buffed, Sunday best shoes. Mom made sure I didn’t muss my hair as I carefully placed my arms in a new, beige trench coat. Damn, I looked good! So fine! I’m not sure the…

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