“Bottles and Me,” A Memoir

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.


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