Date: 03/12/13 06:49 pm Title: Chapter 1
Wow! Wow! This is just fantastic! (I say, as an aging Hoosier myself.)
Ball State, though. Not Muncie State. I checked - it was never Muncie State; it was Ball Teacher's College in 1922. I was born in Muncie, you see - at Ball Memorial Hospital. :-) And yeah, we did our canning in Ball jars.
Date: 08/02/12 08:23 am Title: Chapter 1
A delightful return to the "old days" of Chicago. I greatly enjoyed your obviously broad vocabulary, although some readers would have difficulty. I remember many of the conventions you mention, since I was young at approximately the same time. I was expecting more of a crossdresser theme, but the story works without the need to go down that road.
Overall, a great job and required reading for anhyone who grew up in Chicago during the 50s - 60s.