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Facts of Life

Where did you learn about the facts?

Me?
It was when Darlene quit the basketball team.
Dan and Roseanne were fighting over whether or not this is okay. Dan thinks there is something wrong with her…DARLENE is an athlete, a tomboy, there is no way she would quit the team. Roseanne thinks maybe she is just growing up, changing and that was ok.

I was sitting on the floor of the living room listening to the TV…every once in a while I would look up to see the iconic cast doing their thing but most of my attention was on the crafty project I was working on.( as always). I was probably around 7-8 years old, and in my own little world.

It wasn’t until Darlene blurted out the REAL reason for quitting the team that I lifted my head, giving the teenage girl my upmost attention.

Period? …punctuation? Why would this make her quit? What does grammar have to do with playing sports? …what is she talking about…

It was a long night for my momma


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