Underarm Deodorant

CaptureMy Featured Blogger this week is Terry Tripp of Tripp Blog. Terry is a writer, teacher, musician and visual artist who works and creates near my old stomping grounds in Southern California; in fact, he has an MFA from Azusa Pacific University where I used to teach, as well as other completed and in-progress degrees.

Busy? You bet. Which is probably why he doesn’t blog too frequently. But when he does it’s worth the wait. His posts are wise, often witty, and always relatable. So catch up on his past posts.

You’ll be glad you did!

Tripp Blog

Old Woman

Not everyone is lucky enough to know their great-grandmother, but I was. Grandma Patterson is what we called her. From Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl, she and my great-grandfather brought their many children over to California for a better life. She spent her time working in the laborious fields and raising her 10 children.

When I knew her, she was already old. She wore her hair pulled back tightly into a brown bun that rested on the back of her head. She mostly wore long straight dresses that hung like giant t-shirts. She was overweight some, and she hunched over when she walked.

And her eye vision was failing.

Back then, people didn’t always wear sunglasses when working outside in the fields, and a lifetime of abuse from the unforgiving sun did a number on my Grandma Patterson.

When I was in the sixth grade, I was chubby with an…

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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8 Responses to Underarm Deodorant

  1. There’s something endearing about someone who ignores the outward appearance and gets to the heart of a person. ❤

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  2. Clever Girl says:

    Good recommendation!

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  3. revruss1220 says:

    Great stuff. Thanks for introducing us to Terry and his encouraging outlook.

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  4. This was wonderful! Thanks for letting us meet Terry.

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  5. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Delightful reading, inspiring encouragement. Thank you, Mitch!

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  6. Such a good fun read!

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