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War through a patriotic lens – a memoir

My friend Bud Morgan sent me a link to a slew of World War II aviation pictures this morning. They caused a rush of memories, not of the war itself but of that time. I was just a kid then, … Continue reading

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Working – A Memoir

Fellow blogger Indiana Jen called my attention to a Smithsonian article  about a famous photograph, “Men at Lunch”. It was taken in 1932 New York City 850 feet above the street, long before anyone ever thought of OSHA. Although the iconic … Continue reading

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The Chocolate Sinks

Some things you just don’t expect to fail, but there she was Sunday evening, just doing her usual magic in the kitchen when the unexpected happened. She was moving the high swiveling spout on the kitchen faucet from one side … Continue reading

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An Indelible Driving Lesson

Several years ago my wife and I decided to take a mini-vacation by car to Fort Worth to see a museum exhibit of Egyptian artifacts, and it was fun. We stayed overnight, saw the exhibit and set off for home … Continue reading

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Childhood Memoirs of Pearl Harbor

On that infamous day, December 7, 1941, I was almost 5 years old and my wife Mollie was almost 4. One doesn’t usually remember much from such an age and yet we both do because it was a time of … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Blue Highways

My blog friend Keith Spillett has posted a well-written little memoir about car trips in the twenty-first century, noting the boring sameness of the experience as he and his family traveled the interstate diagonal from the Southeast to the upper … Continue reading

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