Those events have stayed vivid in memory and I delivered them to thesmartset.com, which published “Bottles and Me” on their magazine on April 20.
The editor liked my 15-year-old self in which I believed everyone had two livers and hadn’t yet had a date. Instead, I was a “rabbit” and with Bottles peered through holes in a fence at the American military being entertained. And who was Dorothy Parker of The New Yorker fame? According to Bottles, someone I should emulate.
And then, three years later, my family was released into the wild.
Book cover: The little girl is my mom, age five in 1900; her mom at her right, grandmother at her left. Note the women’s bound feet. My mom’s feet were not yet touched.