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The Red Dress

It started out as an ordinary day.

If I could go back in time I’d go to Valentine’s Day 1968. I was 14 years old, and I was smarter than my parents.
Sometimes I fantasize about going back in time that night as a grown woman. An articulate, mature, married woman with daughters of my own. And very pissed off. I would walk into their room, flip on the light and start yelling. Yelling at my self-centered, immature parents. And letting go of all the frustration and anger.
We lived in Richardson, Texas, a suburb bordering the northern edge of Dallas. In the late sixties Richardson was growing quickly because of the invention of the microchip at Texas Instruments. TI was just a few miles away from where we lived. Heading east from our house near Spring Valley Road, you’d cross under north Central Expressway and enter the sprawling complex of buildings and parking lots that was Texas Instruments. The engineers at TI invented the first hand-held calculator in 1967, and introduced the first micros…
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