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Sitting Room in the Kitchen

Sitting Room in the Kitchen

When I was in 3rd grade, we lived in Greenville, Mississippi, in one of what we kids thought was the coolest houses ever.  The neighborhood was at the edge of town, with big shady lots for each house.  Ours had a playhouse in the backyard, a “tunnel” (which was actually a crawl space in the attic) upstairs between mine & my brother’s bedrooms, & the kids across the street had dirt bikes that we could ride around the neighborhood’s green spaces & empty lots.  But the thing I remember is that the kitchen had a banquette.  Why that would make an impression on an 8 year old, I’m not sure, […]

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