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The word “mine” is a possessive word. When first considering this topic I was stymied because I’m not really possessive about anything. But I thought about my cats and how they can be possessive. They sometimes spat with each other over places to sleep, as evidenced by my post, “Hey You! Get Outta My Sun!”

One thing they get grabby and possessive about is laundry. I tend to dump it on the bed when I get ready to fold it; if I get distracted or called away, I come back to at least one kitty making a bed there. Check out Zoee’s face…Mama, don’t even think about taking this towel away!

Aimee on the other hand is vigilant; she does not trust me enough to even try to sleep.

By the time I finished putting the kitties’ photos together, I thought of something that I’m possessive about. One of my first jobs was as a legal secretary for an attorney who had left a big firm to go out on his own. You could say we sort of “started out together.” As his practice grew and more people were hired, I started thinking about a career move. I decided to go back to school for an MA in English and I left to work for a publishing company. For a “going away” gift, the attorney’s wife gave me one of the most thoughtful presents I have ever received: three first edition books by Simone de Beauvoir, my favorite author at that time.

First Edition books by Simone de Beauvoir

First Edition books by Simone de Beauvoir

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