How Family Traditions Get Started

1 Dec 2003 /

At a family gathering a few years ago, a couple of my nieces were experimenting with makeup — including bright red lipstick — when one of the maiden aunts told them that girls with red lipstick look like whores.

Well, that made quite an impression on these girls . . . now at any family get-together that the aunt attends, every girl — from high school seniors down to 5-year-olds — puts on the tawdriest shade of red lipstick they can find.

At Thanksgiving this past week, one of the girls added some ghastly white face powder, for the total painted lady look . . .

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