byTim GrobatyinPlace, Real Estate
For decades the Cliff May homes were somewhat of an architectural novelty, but by the 2000s, the mid-century look exploded in popularity, riding a sort of “Mad Men”/Rat Pack nostalgia wave.
I tied the twine to the sleigh-bell wreath and heaved the thing up onto the roof where it landed with a loud and convincing jingle, and then I hauled it back down, jingling all the way.
It was a great shop for my self-image. I felt like a frail, tiny ballerina as the salesman frantically rifled through the racks to find jackets and slacks small enough to fit me, the tiniest customer who ever minced...
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