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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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The Dreaded Strap

One day in high school someone put a thumb tack on a chair and our teacher sat down and popped right back up with rage in her eyes ready to murder the student who dared do such a thing to … Continue reading

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Ben, My Friend With Ageless Spirit

Ben was the father of a friend of mine whose spirit never seemed to age He had a smile and a special way about him so you knew that he was happy to see you When I’d visit his home after my friend … Continue reading

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Uncle Billy Connors

He was not my uncle but he was a very close friend He admired my mom and she returned the affection He came to live with us after his wife died He was a comical soul making us laugh so … Continue reading

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