April 16th, 2005

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What would I call a sort of tunic-like shirt in late 19th century Germany? I was using the word tunic, but a friend said she doesn't think that's what they'd be called. Thanks.
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child maid of honor?

Two characters are getting married, and they have a daughter who's about 9 years old. I did some research on the roles of children in weddings, and it seems that girls can be junior bridesmaids beginning at the age of eight years.

The thing is, though, the bride in my story has just moved to a new country, and she isn't really close to anyone yet. Her family is out of the picture because of personal differences. So, I was wondering if it would be weird, or too outrageous, to have the 9-year-old daughter be the maid of honor. There's another character who's older who could be the maid of honor, but I would prefer that the daughter be in that role. If it would seem too strange, though, I can give the role to the older character.

My novel's a satire, so things are a little different, but I don't want their wedding to be too strange. I want things to be believable for the wedding, at least. So, any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

*~Pata
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About Chicago...

Hi anyone who lives in/is familar with Chicago...

I have an atlas and access to what's on the web about Chicago but I need some 'local flavor'. Like - where would a gay strip joint be located, and what neighborhood/streets are the gay bars located. Where to the hustlers work?

How about some moderatley run down areas? You know, blue collar poverty.

Thanks in advance.

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I've got a story going right now, but there are a few details that I'd like to get straight. I've asked around and tried looking it up, but I haven't been able to get any definite answers. So hopefully someone here can help. ^_^

The story is about a fourteen-year-old girl who runs away from home to get away from her mother, who is verbally abusing her. She is gone for less than two weeks. When she is brought home, the police investigate the abuse, but find no evidence, as it is the mother's word against her daughter's. So the family agrees to check in with a probation officer once in a while, who will be making sure any abuse that might have been occuring doesn't happen again. The woman also has a foster child, a boy of fourteen years.

What I am wondering is, would the foster child be taken away from the family immediately if something like this happened? Would the probation officer be necessary? I know the action taken will vary from case to case, but if anyone knows something for certain, that would help me a lot. Thanks in advance.
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