Lavonda Gosselin

Growing up out in Malvern, we rarely went into town. If momma needed something she would get it on her lunch break during the week. But one lucky weekend, I remember we went into town to shop for school clothes so naturally we went to the Sears downtown. I was about eight, so I was big enough that she couldn’t buy clothes without me trying them on. That was the day I had my first cheese danish at the lunch counter. To this day having one instills a sense of importance or reverence for me and I’ve never forgotten it.

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