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The Baseball Game

It was Spring, 1960. The last day of fifth grade. The last day of school. There were two fifth grades in our small town elementary school. I don’t know how we got split into two grades back in those days, … Continue reading

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The Gift Exchange

December 1956. The first grade classroom crackled with excitement.  Small packages wrapped in bright papers rustled in our hands.  Make no mistake though,  Mrs. Gassman was still very  much in charge of the room.  We were all seated and squirming … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

My life revolved around school schedules for so long that I don’t think it will ever change.  While January means new beginnings for many, fall is my new beginning as well as my favorite season.  The colors of fall, the … Continue reading

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I want the Truth…. Ruth

Remember The Electric Company? No, not AEP, or Pacific Power, or Duke or all of those new “energy providers”. The Electric Company was a PBS kids educational show….  for the kids who had outgrown Sesame Street.  (Can you really outgrow … Continue reading

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I was born in a small town….

Homecoming = spirit, dress up days, pep rallies, bonfires, parades, football It’s high school and in a small town, on a scale of 1-10….. Homecoming is  a 15. The kids in my granddaughter’s freshman class  had made signs and banners … Continue reading

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Back to School… again

Last Saturday I  revisited the first school I ever attended.  The one I described  in my other Back to School blogs. My granddaughter’s freshman volleyball team was playing there.   Even though its only about 40 minutes from my home, … Continue reading

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Back-to-school (Part 2)

  In my first grade classroom,  we each had our own desk.  The desks were nailed to the floor in rows and the desk was attached to the seat of the person in front of you.  The seats flipped up … Continue reading

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When I was a child…

When I was a child, in the 1950’s, you could go outside on any night of the year, and it was quiet;  really quiet.  Not a sound.  Not a car or interstate in the distance, not an airplane, not even … Continue reading

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