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identify as or who you love. He refrains from the ever- yours for the taking. No matter what anyone else may be
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morning? The stranger could be the display. “I got milk to go with the bar, and after several attempts,
3E anybody or anything that she wanted them cookies!” managed to seat herself on a barstool.
to be. Besides, with Crazy Betty Foo-Foo had absolutely no Her conclusion of the encounter was
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. and what was Betty’s imagination. long-lived being with unconventional of either, and she was in love with the “
Two things were certain: no one had communication skills, all in a well- newcomer. Wenny is one of those
ever seen the likes of Foo-Foo and groomed body. Her skin appeared women who fall in love just about
. she had an innovative presentation. to have a cool richness to it, like your every other weekend. '
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olives, it felt as if she was peeping at Wenny, who is always on
your emotions and desires. Some the prowl, took it upon herself to o
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J I ou could say that this artwork was born in the summer of 2015, when communities around the country J
J began reconsidering memorials to the Confederacy as a response to the increasing publicity around acts of J
J J racial violence in the United States. In Lexington this conversation centered on the monuments of John C.
J J Breckinridge and John Hunt Morgan, both located in an iconic downtown space: not only the present location
,J J , of Saturday’s farmers’ market and numerous public celebrations, but also the former site of a prominent
T J market where enslaved people were bought and sold. The debate about these monuments included both
J those who passionately advocated for their removal and those committed‘to keeping them in their current
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