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The Gift Of A Boy

December 12, 2021

When my youngest son, Joseph, was 17, he wrapped Christmas gifts and placed one under the tree for me. It was wrapped in camouflage gift wrap with matching duct tape. He even made sure that he used a gift tag with a deer on it. Pure boy! …( read more )

Lit

September 15, 2020

Have you ever looked back at something from childhood and wondered, What in tarnation was I thinking? As children, we had a blast trying to catch enough fireflies to make a night light for our bedrooms using a canning jar. Sometimes, …( read more )

Seeds

August 3, 2020

In first grade, I made a plant. Everyone in class did. We placed potting soil into styrofoam cups and tucked tiny seeds beneath the soil. Then we lined up the cups on the counter in the sunlight, and each day, gave the seed a bit of …( read more )

The Pressure Cooker

March 13, 2020

I hated the pressure cooker when I was growing up. It hissed and made strange noises. I expected it to blow up every time Mom used it. My bedroom was beside the kitchen, so I had to walk by the scary thing any time I left my room. I'd dash …( read more )

Follow Me

July 12, 2019

Growing up, I had a pesky little sister four years my junior. She seemed to follow me everywhere. If I wanted to go for a walk to get away from her or ride my bike, suddenly, she wanted to do the same thing. It was annoying to have …( read more )

 



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