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Some Things are Better Left Unsaid

Some Things are Better Left Unsaid

Some things are better left unsaid. No, I am not talking about the Daryl Hall & John Oates song either. Some things I think one should take to the grave with them. Take for instance Grandpa was very old and…

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What every Mother Wants for Christmas Part 2

As the plane touched down into the snow, with all kinds of warnings and alarms were sounding. The pilots had done what they could do and the left wing had torn off taking part of the left side of the fuselage…

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What every Mother Wants for Christmas

It was late November of 1993 and I was finally going to get to be home for Christmas. It had been several years since I had been back home. My family just accepted the fact that I was unable to…

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The Dead in the Pond Part 5

Sam got up early the next day. And grabbed him some breakfast and headed to the Tv room to watch the news. The local news station was reporting on the death of Johnny the orderly’s wife. And the daughter was missing…

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We Took Care Of The Farm

We Took Care Of The Farm. Dad pretty much gave us three boys the keys to a farm to work. Located on Quick’s Run Road was a 500-acre piece of land that I grew up on. While dad still had his…

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It Surprises Me That I made It To Adulthood Part 2

It Surprises Me That I made It To Adulthood Part 2. I stated in part 1 that I started smoking and drinking at a very early age. But I quit drinking in 1996 and I quit smoking in 2014/2015.

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It Surprises Me That I made It To Adulthood

It Surprises Me That I made It To Adulthood. I had a rough childhood. It wasn’t rough like growing up in Chicago or New York City would have been. I’m talking about the stupid things I did, I can only…

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Where I Grew Up – Is Hidden Away Part 7

In previous articles on this same subject, I have written about a country store that we owned. It sat in the middle of nowhere and I only remember it being broken into twice. We didn’t even have security cameras and…

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