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GRANDDAD’S TEARS

            (Picture is my granddad and grandma.  I’ll tell you about Grandma’s bonnet                                             … Continue reading

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DECORATION DAY

Sadly I admit to contributing to the falling away of such things as decorating graves.  Due, I suppose, to the fact that I have no one buried within 350 miles of me.  And compounded by the lack of a decision … Continue reading

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JUST “SIT A SPELL”

“Won’t you sit down and rest a spell,” invited my mom.  My guilty conscience magnified the pleading in her voice. “Mom, I would love to, but I’m so busy,” “That’s the reason you should rest a spell,” she observed quite … Continue reading

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EARLY MORNING CAMPMEETING

Early morning saints are bundled up near six o’clock to go to the tabernacle which is heated only by a large wood burning stove on this July day in the 1940’s.     Each of my family are just beginning to stir … Continue reading

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PASSIONATE FLAMES

FIREBUG!  That as the name of a play that my class performed in high school about 1949.  My class was small, just over twenty students.  Apparently they tried to give a role to everybody since I was assigned the role … 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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ON THE BACK OF A POSTAGE STAMP

  I was a teen in the forties after World War Two.  During the war it was said that secret codes were hidden on the back of postage stamps.  That must have been the impetus for what became a fad … 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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SO QUICKLY WE FORGET

May has gone.  Mother’s Day has passed.  Memorial Day forgotten.  I’m not complaining, just thinking how we celebrate and/or grieve, but life goes on.  I’m glad that happens.  But I’m sorry sometimes that I don’t hang on to “special” moments … Continue reading

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A SCAR, A MEMORY

That day in 1942 was different for me.  At least different in the way I remember myself.  I did not play outdoors often.  I wouldn’t remember this outdoor activity except that it is sealed in my memory by my scar. … Continue reading

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