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By Emma Philbrook
The Times 

Emma is heading back to school where there is plenty of Lysol


August 6, 2020

By the time you read this, I’ll be back in South Bend, Indiana.

The temperature will be in the seventies. So will the humidity. I will be fanning myself with my new lease agreement and yearning for the three-digit temperatures of home, which at least had the courtesy to be a dry heat.

My apartment things will come out of storage, smelling like the inside of a plastic bag. I’ll shake them out and dust them off and put them in their old places. I’ll buy a couple of air fresheners, so the entire apartment doesn’t wind up smelling like a plastic bag. Instead, it will wind up smelling li...

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