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Grandma Thomas

Grandma Thomas was a Wonder.  Literally, she was. She was born Ruth Katherine Wonder on April 24, 1897.  My grandfather Orville Thomas married her in 1917 and together they had 8 children, the oldest child being almost thirty years old … Continue reading

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Obsession

She’d been obsessed by the Beatles since she first heard “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in 1963.  For Christmas that year,  a HiFi record player was her only request.  She spent hours playing their music. Her life was defined … Continue reading

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The Wallet (Part Two)

Many of you know that I am the excavator’s wife.  It seems simpler to tell the rest of the story from my point of view. The first thing I noticed as I emptied the damp wallet was an identification card … Continue reading

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Fifty Ways

In the beginning it was beautiful.  She was so unpredictable; everything that he was not.  Each day was a new adventure.  He had never felt more vibrant.  Even at work, he was more productive. His colleagues noticed and were happy … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Silence

The silence was overwhelming.  Surrounded by instruments, but no music.  In her mind, she played the tunes she had listened to growing up.  Blue grass, rhythm and blues, and finally rock and roll. She smiled as she pictured herself with … Continue reading

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Play again, Sam

Sam and his only son Little Sam played at open sessions almost every week.   They had a small following of listeners, mostly middle-aged couples who loved the sound of bluegrass and rock and roll. The two Sams had played … Continue reading

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Miss Monce

I was nine years old when we first met.  She was in her sixties.   She was a tiny little lady, somewhat elfish in appearance.   Miss Monce was always impeccably dressed in silky dresses,  some with large, lacy collars. … Continue reading

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Feel Good Friday Music ” I’m Yours/Over the Rainbow”

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Oh yes…. I’m the Great Pretender….

Oh yes I’m the great pretender. I have always loved to pretend, and yes, even at the rotten (not really feeling ripe anymore) old age of almost 63 I still pretend. I hope think that’s normal.  In today’s high-tech world … Continue reading

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Let it Begin with me.

A favorite song. A timeless song. We are all brothers and sisters. You will never convince me that Peace is not meant to be. Events throughout the world make it easy to believe that evil and hatred are the norm. … Continue reading

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