Excerpt from Our Girl
by Hardy Griffin
My mother is what other women call ‘naturally beautiful.’ I don’t know if it’s because she doesn’t use much makeup that she doesn’t need it or the other way around, but all she puts on is a bit of mascara and lipstick from time to time. Most of my friends’ moms shellac themselves until they have that ‘cellophane mommy’ look. But my mom has managed to avoid that. Other than a few crow’s feet, her pale, olive skin looks good for forty-two.