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  • It was a long time ago.

    I was 18.

    I had my first real job as a lab assistant in a medical research lab at the VA hospital.

    It was lunch break.
  • The photograph was taken by my boyfriend, Hal Phillips, who is now a pediatrician.
  • My mother made the dress I was wearing. She made most of my clothes. When I was a teenager, I was ashamed of my homemade clothes. I never had the fashions other girls had. Later, I came to deeply appreciate it.
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