Monthly Archives: August 2014

You Don’t Know Why I Say Goodbye, You Say Hello

The phone rang here, and actually startled me. It is a landline telephone. I have not had a landline for years, and the sound of that old fashioned ring from the corner table made me jump, wondering for a moment … Continue reading

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When A Garment Means Something More

I sat outside Sunday morning, enjoying coffee, chirping birds, and breezes rustling leaves in the trees; a thoroughly delightful time. There is a church across the street, and as people were arriving for services, I became fascinated at how certain … Continue reading

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That August On Chicken Hawk Ridge

An experience in the summer before my first year in college had one of the most profound impacts on me of any in my life. I was fortunate to have had the privilege of participating in what was called Faith … Continue reading

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Whenever We Remember

Mem’ries, Light the corners of my mind Misty water-colored memories Of the way we were Scattered pictures, Of the smiles we left behind Smiles we gave to one another For the way we were Can it be that it was … Continue reading

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V-J Day And The Giant Smooch

 V-J Day! August 14, 1945, President Harry S Truman announced Japan had surrendered, and the war was over; insurmountable joy bursting forth in that moment, one such expression caught forever in time by photographer, Alfred Eisenstaedt. Over the years, several … Continue reading

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Engines Are Silent As I Walk Away

There are some things in my life I could never, ever imagine changing, eliminating, or from which I would walk away. There are reasons; up to others standards or not, they are my reasons, and therefore valid, to me. Until … Continue reading

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Spying, My Mission Impossible

Among my many and varied ambitions, I always thought it would be exciting and fulfilling to serve my country as a spy. That’s right. A spy. The plethora of spy shows on television during my formative years had an enormous … Continue reading

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