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The Memoirist

June Writing Prompt

Gas was dirt cheap, so driving was our family vacation

A tale from a blue-collar childhood

We never took family vacations — if Mom didn’t show up for her waitress job, she didn’t get paid. Dad worked shifts at the steel plant. Their vacation was not being on their feet for hours at a stretch.



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Chris Raymond

😜 Best curmudgeon in my age class (aspiring). Point guard (retired), artist, designer, snark lover. Often-cynical takes on life as a senior.