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November 23rd, 2014

Remembering to be Thankful

      Thanksgiving reminds me of going to Grandma’s house and being with all my aunts and uncles and helping Grandma to make quilts. SCRAPS Some quilts will never keep her warm, that’s her reality and she’s okay with it. Jacob’s ladder, once her sister’s blue Easter dress, scraps from Kentucky to her Illinois […]

November 18th, 2014

Holiday Season

Holiday decorations are in the stores, and Thanksgiving is not until next week. This makes me anxious. I fear if I wait until after Thanksgiving my carefully thought out presents will never be unwrapped, because I won’t have time to buy them. It was much simpler when holiday shopping began after Thanksgiving. Holiday Season I […]

November 11th, 2014

Boy Found Dead In An Ugly Pink Plymouth (part 2)

I bought a tomahawk with some of my money. There were pack donkeys in a pen and a man standing next to a sign that read, Rides $.10. Dad said he’d pay and I ran to be first to ride. The man helped me get my foot into the stirrup and heaved me up, but […]