Category Archives: memories

FEELING BITTERSWEET

I’m having another birthday soon.  So being nostalgic. FEELING BITTERSWEET Wearing sack dresses and platform shoes Reading Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Feeling bittersweet. Singing “How Much is That Doggie in the Window” Seeing Lassie fight bears and leave them … Continue reading

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POOR? NOT ME!

“I only worked one day last week and Mrs. A. called me yesterday and said she didn’t need me this week either.  So I guess you are going to have to order me some shoes and some underclothes.  I am … Continue reading

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LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT

Age has dulled his mind But thoughts of a spinning top make his face light up. ***** My take on the words “light” and “top” suggested prompt for haiku by Ronovan      

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COAL OIL LAMP

(This picture shows a coal oil lamp with a card inserted behind one “prong” of the wick burner.  It will help to explain what mother meant when she told about putting a card at the side of the globe.  It … Continue reading

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LIFE IN TORNADO ALLEY

Air out the bedding and put in the bug bomb!  Cellar cleaning time again.  Ears tuned to the TV weather channel.  It’s tornado season! As a child I was naïve regarding weather.  The only thing we had was hot and … Continue reading

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