As I got older I would spend summers with my OKC Grandma. Grandma was a seamstress and made alterations at a large department store in the City. She owned a 1957 Chevrolet but usually rode a bus to work. I thought that was pretty neat as a bus that was not a school bus was unheard of where I came from. Sometimes I would ride the bus with her and stay at the store while she worked. She let me pick out a really pretty Catalina swimsuit one summer. She paid a whopping $16 for it and it lasted forever.
Sometimes I stayed at her house while she went off to work. Her neighbor, Mrs. Johnson, checked in on me during the day and let me read her Movietone magazines. I sure wish I had some of those old books. I would love to read again how Elizabeth Taylor took Eddie Fisher away from Debbie Reynolds and then discarded him for Richard Burton. Those movie stars sure led a different life than we did in Arkansas. At least we did not hear about it in the Herald Democrat or the Graphic. That's right, we had two newspapers in our little town.