Tag Archives: childhood

Keeping It in the Family

  I find it odd that some of the most bizarre events or objects that were once part of our childhood seem to be the ones we remember best.  That dog who followed us everywhere; well who among us could … Continue reading

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Wyndy’s Christmas Surprise

Nothing, not even the long and warm sunlit days of summer, lasts forever.  The warm months in the Ozarks were now only a memory in the mind of Wyndy and there were more important, and more immediate, issues which occupied … Continue reading

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The Aluminum Christmas Tree

I have some advice for those among you who may be considering a holiday vacation and embrace the Norman Rockwell inspired images of Christmas.  Cross Yuma, Arizona off your list of possible destinations.  I was ten years of age in … Continue reading

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The Day the Circus Came to Town

In 1947 the new school year was nearing the end of its first month but Larry had other things on his mind.  Oh, he was bright enough but reading, writing and arithmetic didn’t hold the allure and fascination for the … Continue reading

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I Can See China

There was absolutely no question in Mike’s mind that any fair-minded mother of a four-year-old would overlook her previous admonishment for crossing the street if there was an opportunity to see China.  In fact, when Mike’s older brother, Gary later … Continue reading

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Baseball in the Shadow of the Kihlberg Hotel

As an eleven-year-old boy living in Albuquerque, New Mexico the Memorial Day weekend ushered in the beginning of two somewhat related and important events, the start of the summer-long respite from teachers, math class and school and the beginning of … Continue reading

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Ever

It’s been one and seventy years since Larry walked to and from that old stone schoolhouse.  The walk home sometimes took various routes but the walk to school and Mrs. Viles’ first grade classroom was always the same.  Larry said … Continue reading

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