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I'd bet Tammy was the first chain smoking, foul mouthed woman these Highland Park elite ever grew to love.  In their last moments, Tammy was able to show these Highland Park coots that the differences they’d spent their lives fearing were sometimes better than the comforts they’d spent years hiding behind.  All the money, the lipstick, the street names, and the misery dulled by strong martinis and late evening aperitifs only kept them closeted away from their true needs and desires.  So Tammy became the first person they'd ever been completely honest with, as she allowed them to finally be honest with themselves, speaking freely about all the lost opportunities, unrequited loves, sacrificed to maintain the expensive ideal of Highland Park living.

Tammy’s Tale