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Eric Bergeson: Tuscon Mamas at the checkout

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One thing about city living: You can go days without any outside social contact other than the checkers at the store!

The checkers here are friendly. They tend to be retirees. Quite a few are “Tucson Mamas,” a name cooked up by outsiders for female Tucson natives.


Tucson Mamas have straight, long hair. None of this piling your hair up in a big poof like Midwestern women of a certain age. Tucson Mamas let it hang.

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