Coral Cheeks

coral sweater

Mom wore a coral colored cardigan with big buttons, pockets and 3/4 length sleeves  (or maybe she pushed up her sleeves). It was a thick knit with a collar that closed up around the neck.  It was the sixties, I would have been 5 or 6. I  thought the color was pretty against her skin.

Her lip stick wasn’t a sassy red, but more like that same coral color. When she’d go out, my sister Robin and I would ask her to kiss us so she could leave a lip print on our cheeks.

When She Was Younger, by Edie Moore Olson 2014
When She Was Younger • 2014 • Edie Moore Olson

4 thoughts on “Coral Cheeks

  1. I also remember wanting my dad to “give me a beard”, which meant rubbing his scratchy whiskers on my face…. what the heck?? In the depths of my gray matter, I can’t figure out what I found enjoyable about that!?? Yes, children are funny!! Hehehe!

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