Latanya McQueen, "The Women of My Father"

A daughter remembers the women dad dated after mom.

(from Best of the Web 2008)

“Every woman should act like Audrey Hepburn,” my father says one evening. Home from college, we spend a weekend going through her movies. We watch Love in the Afternoon while eating unsalted popcorn and sipping Crystal Light lemonade from plastic cups. “Look at how beautiful she was, how graceful,” he says to me. “There aren’t many women like this.”

“I bet,” I say, getting up from the couch to get some more to drink.

Short and smart. Dug it enough to read it twice in a row. Read it here.

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