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October Winds

The ladies are now dressed in their finest fall dresses and jackets as they exit the Fox Theater located on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue.  Some talk about the colder winds and reminisce about their flowered summer gowns. Those same winds cool … Continue reading

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Good Neighbors

The old man recalled thinking about the reasons why those who knew his wife and lived near her hadn’t visited the terminally ill neighbor, attended her funeral service or, after her death, expressed their heartfelt condolences to him.  Many of … Continue reading

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That’s Just the Way Cats Are

Most of the stories I write about involve events and people who live, or once lived, in McDonald County; After all, this newspaper is called “The McDonald County Press.”  However, once in a while someone stops to talk with me … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Fireflies

Lark had lived for so very long.  She had been witness to the birth of many, many years and she stood silently, and with very little notice, as those years died and turned into memories.  Her life had been filled … Continue reading

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On The Way to Noel

I was twelve years old in 1961 and my family lived in the dry, hot Arizona city of Yuma. My older brother spent a summer or two with my grandparents and great aunt in the southwestern Ozark town of Noel, … Continue reading

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By Invitation Only

The old man’s day was ending and as the darkness sank low over the land he began to fall into sleep.  In his sleep he began a journey, one that he had thought about so often.  He traveled on and … Continue reading

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Souvenirs in the Closet

I stood quietly in that room, quite alone, with nothing more than my thoughts as I stared at the closet door handle for what seemed a very long time.  However, I’m sure it was truly no more than a moment … Continue reading

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