The Necklace

Jessica Lucia
The Memoirist
Published in
4 min readMay 17, 2024

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Photo by Allie Pollock on Unsplash

When I was growing up, my mother supplemented her income with different side hustles, most of which included sales. In the 80s, she held Tupperware parties. I remember several women gathering in the living room of our raised ranch, smoking cigarettes on our oversized floral furniture, passing around harvest orange and olive green Tupperware containers with grooved tops.

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Jessica Lucia
The Memoirist

Educator. Mother. Runner. Co-editor of Tell Your Story. I love the New York Mets, bridges terrify me, and I hate cottage cheese.