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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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PETE AND AMY STORY #3

I promised someone another story set in the pre-World War II days, so here goes.  Got your rear view glasses on.  Look in my memory bank. Pete—burning tumble weeds out of fence rows, being careful not to burn the posts. … Continue reading

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