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Lies my Mother Told Me

That’s a Tomato Plant, Sweetie

Photo by manish panghal on Unsplash

I was proud of that “Dare to Say No” T-shirt that mom picked up at the JS (that’s what we called any of the myriad of thrift shops where we bought all our clothes except for shoes and underwear (it’s short for Junk Store).

An impressionable, eager to please kid, I wore that anti-drug campaign slogan with pride…

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Eileen Vorbach Collins

Eileen Vorbach Collins

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Baltimore native battling fire ants in Florida. Award winning essayist. Pushcart nominee. Writes because it’s cheaper than therapy. www.eileenvorbachcollins.com