Past Imperfect – #96

Noel began to wonder if his marriage was on the rocks once his wife began to taunt him with smoking implements during breakfast. Naturally, this prospect initially troubled him, as divorces could prove rather tiresome, what with lawyers poking around in bank accounts and hurtful but true accusations […]

Past Imperfect – #85

The First Rule in Attracting a Decent Mate: Do not appear in settings where the wallpaper can overpower your mere existence. They have enough trouble finding you as it is. Harriet, left: “You fool, you went two steps too far before pausing to be noticed by the crowd. […]

Past Imperfect – #81

And here we have one of the earliest known celebrations of marriage equality in America, with everyone quite pleased. Except for that one guy in the upper middle, who is running for Congress in Oklahoma and has just realized that this snapshot might bode ill for his campaign. […]

Past Imperfect – #77

This is how one turns to a life of crime and indiscretion: When your older sisters force you to wear ridiculous costumes and then torment you further by laughing uproariously, despite their inability to arrange Grandma Bennett’s heirloom china in a proper table setting. The day will come, […]

Past Imperfect – #74

When the tryouts were held to find the next Dee-Lux Hosiery glamour model, it quickly became clear to the selection committee that the next competition should be moved to a city with more than one hair stylist. And more than one family. Still, they had a job to […]

Past Imperfect – #72

In the early days of the secretarial pool, work tasks were assigned in a somewhat cruder manner, as with this example of Mr. Thornwick letting Sarah know that it was her day to make coffee. One hundred years later, a certain president is trying to run the country […]