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JERRY THE GIRAFFE, a Covid statistic?

There was a young giraffe named Jerry Who raced through the woods in a hurry Lions and tigers, Puma and cougars Lost sight of him in the scurry. He felt pain in his knees, But spied long-legged trees. So there … Continue reading

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STEPS BEYOND SIGHT

. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King, Jr Terri never had a home without steps. 1940 First home with mom and dad, a duplex 1954 Moved to a new home in … Continue reading

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BENDING TO THE TIMES

Mostly I go unnoticed, unseen. Waiting quietly, blended in the scene. There’s a lot of me left – though bended with age. People look as scanning a page. “Gorgeous roses,” I hear in the Spring “See the glistening water drops,” … Continue reading

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TEMPTATION

I hardly had to peek at all. There was the invitation that I had longed for. What a step up! An office in the Administration Building. No more classroom. A move to being a Principal with a school of my … Continue reading

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WHO DETERMINES “NEWS”

Reporter: “Sir, you saw what happened?” Nervous witness: “Yes. About an hour into the inquisition, Mr. Brown reached for the Bible to take the oath. Suddenly there were startled expressions on all the faces as everybody’s eyes were focused on … Continue reading

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BUD AND MINDY’S CQC NEWS-NOTES

“Sunday morning at CQC Network! Welcome to News-Notes,” announced Bud. “Any locals, Mindy?” “Sure,” said charming Mindy. “Before the mundane and anti-climatic world news, we have a local celebration going on. It started eighty-seven years ago today, January 24, 1934. … Continue reading

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A GIFT OF LIGHT

“Hop in, honey,” said Laura, before driving away. “Thanks, all’s good.” Cassie answered confidently. Feeling an empty pocket, she remembered her key and money pouch on the music stand. Fighting panic, she went to a side door and breathed a … Continue reading

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COMING INTO VIEW

On September 11, 2001, there must have been just a split second of time when the World Trade Center tower looked very much like this to an Al-Qaeda hijacker piloting a Boeing 767 jet. With this glimpse of 2021, I … Continue reading

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IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

Aunt Dorothy, Dotty’s namesake, had come to visit.  She had hated for Dotty to marry Hank and move to the country.  To Aunt Dorothy, Hank was a hick.  He had no class, no manners, no sense of style. Auntie tried … Continue reading

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HOME INTRUDERS

“George, you need to think about retirement,” the boss suggested yesterday. Not George! Here George gets twenty peaceful minutes before clocking in. A time to sit in the early sun; a time to look at the newspaper; a time to … Continue reading

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