Category Archives: Childhood

Chis and the Apple Tree

August 10 – What I am going to write about in this post comes from a story I remember that took place about 85 years ago. For the first time, one of the new apple trees my dad had planted had … Continue reading

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Snake and Bunny

June 16 – As I was walking out to the barn to get the lawn mower the other day, I thought I saw something in the grass, but it wasn’t moving. However, after I had stood still for a bit, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Food – Third Course

April 19 – For our third course, here are a couple other food tales while I am thinking way back. First of all, when I was about ten, my mother decided that I should have a surprise birthday party to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Food – First Course

April 6 – So what comes to mind when you hear the word, “food?” Do you think of good things to eat? How to grow your own? How to make sure that you have a balanced diet? How to get … Continue reading

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Just Little Bits

January 15 – So last week was Friday the thirteenth!  How folks down through the ages have shivered as they think of that scary day! Just for fun, I checked with Google and found that this superstition might have come … Continue reading

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Santa, in Three Acts

  December 28 – When I was a kid of about six or so, Mom made me a Santa, chunky and overweight as all Santas are. This one, made of felt, had a round head with the typical hat and … Continue reading

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

December 16 – Last week, I once again remembered that horrific day on December 7, 1941. It was a day when I felt the whole world was changing and that I as just a young teenager did not have any … Continue reading

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Early Influences

December 11 – My parents, though we were far from rich or well-to-do, supplied us with plenty of food (you should see my picture when I was in sixth grade I was just about as wide as I was tall), … Continue reading

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The 4th of July

July 4th – On this day, the Fourth of July, I always get a lump in my throat and a little teary-eyed, as I think of how privileged we Americans are to live in a country where all of us … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day Tribute

May 30 – Today, I am paying tribute to my five brothers, each of whom was a member of the armed forces years ago. Ed, second in age, was the first to enlist. He had asked my dad to sign … Continue reading

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