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Coming of Age

I unequivocally and readily acknowledge that I am old.  I fear that if the present trend persists I will continue of age until the one and only final solution to the aging process presents itself. There are moments when I … Continue reading

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Mary and Maxine, Two Girls From Pineville

Maxine Jeffers, Maxine Jeffers Maxine Jeffers, that name was thrown at me by my mother like a warrior hurling a spear.  As a young boy I occasionally, I will freely admit, at times used poor judgment.  Exceeding the recommended number … Continue reading

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Seven Years From Home

It’s been seven long years since this man, once young of years and heart, last saw his home.  As he stood on the hallowed ground where more than 11,500 years ago the people who once lived here gathered together to … 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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Stand Watie and the Oldest Wind

I often find that traveling the Missouri Ozarks back roads can lead me to the most interesting places.  Those places seem to be untouched by time and are occasionally discovered to be the resting places for closely held secrets.  If … Continue reading

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The Date on the Stone

Years ago I convinced my wife, Robin that the two of us should make some post death arrangements.  She thought the idea was somewhat grotesque in nature but, always a practical sort, she agreed with the notion.  We added some … Continue reading

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A Priceless Childhood Memory

Larry overslept and he was running late for a very important event.  He was going to a sale, but it wasn’t just any sale.  The contents of the old railroad depot in downtown Noel were being auctioned and Larry had … Continue reading

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