Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Strawberry U-Pick

Not only was it the highlight of some of my best visits to Pasadena It was some of the best summers of my sons’ early lives-our trips to help Poppy! We’d arrive after a day of driving after being couped up … Continue reading

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Scri …..By The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

If you frequented Harry’s Pool Hall when I was a teenager you probably know the fad that lasted a while It was popular among the males of our community when someone said something really funny or witty You would see … Continue reading

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Our Childhood Dog

      Well, he really wasn’t our dog   He belonged to our Uncle Joe and grandmother who lived next door   but we loved him like he was ours!   He was black and white   and he … Continue reading

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Potato Time

The potatoes were ready to be dug up and it amazed all of us how many potatoes there were under the one big green plant We had to pick them up and spread them to dry then we had to … Continue reading

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Picking Berries When They’re Ripe

Delicious Strawberries in the sun We didn’t get many wild strawberries though we’d try to pick any ripe ones we found and take them home for tarts and jam or shove some into a dish with milk and sugar We’d go … Continue reading

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Where do you want me to go, Mom, Pike’s or the Co-op?

With nine hungry mouths to feed and no money to spend it’s no wonder I had to ask my mother again Where do you want me to go-Pike’s or the Co-op? I reach for my shoes and pull down my … Continue reading

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My Youngest Brother Albert

It’s times like this when I don’t have much to do and it’s Christmas that my mind takes me back in time to when my youngest brother was born. Since he was the baby of our family he got a … Continue reading

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