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RETIREMENT PLAN

“Best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry…”  Robert Burns Fifty-four-year-old Benny had been janitor in the old Watcalf Building for thirty-six years.  No job; can’t retire.   He knows this place; it has all the necessities for home – … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES AUNT GILDA KNOW

Aunt Gilda is bringing more pickle relish.  Other years Cissy had expressed thanks and added them to the shelf.  But this time, Aunt Gilda wants to pick up her nine empty jars.  Cissy had to empty each one and make … Continue reading

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THE ODD SPOUSE

Her scientist husband was at it again.  It infuriated her, amused her, interested her, and drew her to him in spite of his oddities.  She admired his inquisitive brain.  This time he had somehow made a magnetic field in the … Continue reading

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NEEDED: A HERO

Ellajean tried to engross herself in the adventures of Western romantic fiction.  A genre generally dependable to have a happy-ever-after ending as the hero rides off with the new bride he won with his “good day, Miss” manners, his winning smile, … Continue reading

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JACK OF ALL TRADES

Jack of all Trades, handyman, tinker Quite an extraordinary thinker The kids were excited and ready to play They pouted when told to wait ‘til next day Dad is going to need some time To make it strong and sturdy … Continue reading

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NOSY OLD BUSYBODY!

  I was a new resident in the neighborhood.  I passed this house everyday going to work, then coming home.   I began to notice that the blinds were opened a bit just above the window sill.  An old woman was … Continue reading

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THE LEANING TREE

  1952:  With girlish glee I measured my adolescent growth by the Leaning Tree. 1955:  Four inches taller but I still walked straight as I passed under the Leaning Tree. 1956:  My sixteenth birthday pictures were taken under the branch … Continue reading

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DANGER IN TOMMY’S TODDY

Glistening ice causing lacy trees Freezing fast in frigid breeze. Street light shining for those still out Shows way home for a gadabout But Tommy struggles to get to the gate Too much drink has made him late, He lays … Continue reading

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PRDT-Xa MISCALCULATES

BREAKING NEWS: PRDT-Xa  designed amazing technological advancement which can function robotically as a giant keyboard – translates all keyboard characters – even Khmer’s 74 characters. It will not be useful in America since it will not be fully developed for … Continue reading

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FIRST RESPONSE

I sit and look across the lake.  Lights are beautiful.  I snap a still.  Then decide to do a video.  Beautiful as it whirls….. What’s happening?  The ferris wheel crumples to the ground. “Oh, Wow, what a shot! Reporters will … Continue reading

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