Around the mid 80's I was in my teens. I loved the movie 'Flashdance'. Do you remember it? The one starring the gorgeous Jennifer Beals? I loved to dance to the track Maniac by Michael Sembello. I would play it over and over again. One day, while I was in the middle of my solo Flashdance dance off, my tiny, sweet, mild-mannered grandmother burst suddenly into the room yelling "Do you want to be a maniac! Stop listening to that song!" I was stunned speechless as she stomped off, her short wavy salt and pepper hair bouncing in agitation while steam blew out of her ears. And then, I giggled hysterically because she just looked so darned cute. Dang, I miss her.
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