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Daddy’s Quirks

My dad was such a character, I would love to have known him at the age he would have been now. If he had...

Driving Lessons from Dad

Driving lessons from Dad started very early in my life. Not that I knew he was teaching me but I sure learned a lot...

Matching Easter Dresses

After my sister was born when I was 7, Grandmother always made us matching Easter dresses. I wasn’t sure how I felt about that...

In God’s Face

What Agnes Mellecker prayed for she usually received.                I met Agnes Mellecker in the late 70’s and quickly discovered what an amazing woman she...

November 22, 1963

(Another assignment for my writing class students.)   Is that date familiar to you? To anyone living in 1963 it sure is. It was the Friday...

No Teenagers Allowed

The theater was a very old building, built on the same blueprint as all the early 20th century theaters. The front facade was tall...

Freshman Year

Freshman year came in with a flurry of new clothes and jittery nerves. It was a rude awakening to be the new kids on...

Grandmother’s Intuition

The summer between my freshman and sophomore year I decided to spend a week with Grandmother just before school started. I had not had...

Appendicitis Attack

The year I was a junior I had my first and only appendicitis attack. This was just a month before the junior play in...

Meeting Vicious Pete

A spontaneous decision to go to a movie 50 miles away put my friend and me on the back roads between Macksville and Greensburg...
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