Skin {August Break 2015}

Image of two older ladies quilting Skin August Break 2015 ModernRetroWomancom

The August Break is a community project that has no rules.  Participants are asked to simply take a photograph each day during the month of August.  Of course, I’m breaking the only rule by finding vintage images to go with each day’s theme instead of taking a photograph.  My older sister, June, shared this image [Continue Reading]

Air {#August Break}

Photo of Grand Central Station in 1957, Air August Break ModernRetroWoman.com

The August Break is a community project that has no rules.  Participants are asked to simply take a photograph each day during the month of August.  Of course, I’m breaking the only rule by finding a vintage image to go with today’s theme of “Air” instead of taking a photograph. This photograph is of Grand [Continue Reading]

Common Courtesy Matters

Common Courtesy Matters ModernRetroWoman.com

This post is not intended to be a rant.  Rather, the intention is to remind everyone of how not having common courtesy can cause ill will that can have serious repercussions. Our upstairs shower is in the process of being re-tiled (the joys of living in an old house).  It is a project that should [Continue Reading]

Independence Day

Independence Day Jennifer Cook Short Short Story ModernRetroWoman.com

“That’s it,” Rose stared at the mirror. “I’m done being the perfect daughter, sister, friend, ex-girlfriend.” She plopped down on her bed. “It gets me nowhere. I mean seriously…who gives a hug to the man breaking up with her?” She thought back to six weeks earlier, Robert trying to let her down easy. She wouldn’t [Continue Reading]

Red, White, and Blue Memories

Red White and Blue Memories Jan Cooper Short Story ModernRetroWoman.com

It was the sweater. Red, white and blue, mimicking the American flag. I could practically hear John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever”. Snickers of laughter circulated our table. Garish clothes hardly fit in with our country club set. Harsh commentary flew back and forth about the woman wearing it. She was from Cuba or [Continue Reading]

How I Spent My Summer Staycation

summer staycation modernretrowomancom

I managed to injure several muscles in my shoulder and arm.  The thing is, we have no idea how I did it! My arm is now in a sling for the next week or so, I’ve been given exercises to do, I’ve been lectured about the importance of relaxing because I’m too tense, and I’ve [Continue Reading]