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When we were very young, one of my sisters and I had matching “Yes and No” dresses. They seemed quite graphic and modern for the time.  The Yeses and Nos seem so appropriate in a number of ways.  First they are among some of the first words learned by toddlers.  Then there is the ancient quote about it being a “Woman’s prerogative to change her mind.” More darkly is the belief by some that a woman means yes when she say no. However, when I recall these dresses we wore, I think mostly about the contrast of the brightly colored belts against the stark black and white fabric and of a child’s love of a pretty new dress.

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