Category Archives: Childhood

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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A Tribute to My Mom

May 8 – Mom’s life was not an easy one. Never did she have enough money to do for her children as she would have liked. Never did she have much in the way of labor-saving devices. Her days and … Continue reading

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