Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore!: Hon: Past, Present And Future

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The word “Hon,” as an abbreviation of the word “honey,” is hardly unique to Baltimore. Indeed, in cities all along the Eastern Seaboard, and beyond, you will find the term employed with varying degrees of affection, from the waitress pouring coffee to the mother addressing her child. “Hon,” in fact, is everywhere.

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Yet many who live here regard this colloquialism as intrinsic to Baltimore’s character as the Orioles, painted screens and Old Bay. For them, the word, as much as anything, harkens back to the city of their youth. The city of their mothers, sisters, aunts and grandmothers - strong, predominantly white working-class women whose memories forever call them home to a past as resilient to the erosive ravages of time as the marble steps of an East Baltimore rowhouse. - from the introduction

  • AIN'T NOTHIN' LIKE THE REAL THING - Rafael Alvarez
  • I MARRIED A HON! - Bill Hughes
  • OUTLAW - Dean Bartoli Smith
  • WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME - Nancy O. Greene
  • YOU CAN TAKE THE HON OUT OF THE COUNTRY, BUT... - Joe Higler
  • INFRINGEMENT - Lloyd Stiles
  • SORRY, HON, I CAN'T RELATE - Cheryl Fair
  • DETHRONING A SELF-ANOINTED QUEEN BEE - Lisa Singer
  • THIS IS HAMPDEN, NOT CAFÉ HON TOWN - China Martens
  • HON PROTEST: A PHOTO ESSAY - Bill Hughes
  • CAFÉ HON: NOT THE PLACE FOR ME - Caryn Coyle
  • WHAT IT IS AND ISN'T, HON - Tracy Lee Santos
  • SMILE, "HON," YOU AREN'T IN BROOKLYN ANYMORE - Heck
  • ON MESSIANIC EXPECTATIONS - Sharon Goldner
  • MOM'S FIRST TASTE, 1963 - Dean Bartoli Smith
  • THE MINERS - Dean Bartoli Smith
  • BIG BRASS…™ - Alison Seay
  • Additional Information

    Author William P. Tandy (editor)
    Publisher Eight-Stone Press
    Page Count 56pp
    Publication Size 5.5 x 8.5
    Publication Notes saddle-stitched, bw
    Publication Date March 30, 2010
    ISBN 000-0000000000

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