Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Brannock Device

Each fall, Mom bought new clothes and shoes for the first day of school. My new dress came from the Montgomery Catalog, but new shoes required a trip to the shoe store with floor to ceiling shelves of shoe boxes … Continue reading

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One of Those Days

Some days just do not flow at all. Take today, for example. Two stop signs away from my 9 a.m. exercise class, I waited on the heavy truck to make the turn uphill onto the street. This was not some … Continue reading

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Kids need an interpreter

Sometimes children need an interpreter to talk with adults. Take the week the big kids went away, leaving the seven year-old behind. Her mom had an evening meeting, so at breakfast her dad whispered, “While mom is at her meeting, … Continue reading

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Reclusive Ora and WW2

World War II loomed over the farmer’s nearly grown sons as the family of six sat down to eat their evening meal. As he picked up his fork, George Waight asked his wife, Ora, “Did you see any planes today?”  … Continue reading

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only 15 minutes

Looking around his room, my dad said, “It wouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to pack this all up and go home.” He knew what he was talking about. He began packing and leaving the fall he went to college … Continue reading

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Facebook says I’m lazy

Facebook called me lazy, “You have not posted anything in nine days.” Nine days? I may not have posted on my FB page, still I have commented on the Facebook pages of others. I gave my daughter-in-love “thumbs up” when … Continue reading

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