Category Archives: Death

When Angels Intervene

I awoke in the middle of the night with incredible abdominal pain. Probably the worst I had ever experienced. Certainly worthy of an immediate trip to the Emergency Room at my local hospital.  Memories of that night still are as … Continue reading

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In Her Honor

Every Hallowe’en I offer homage to a remarkable woman. In that tradition, I am reposting, in her honor, my heartfelt tribute. There had been rumors, rustlings of something very bad afoot. Those with whom she had spent a lifetime, and … Continue reading

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Her Story, Her Way

I want you to help me write my obituary. Sure. What would you like to say? Okay, it has to begin with, I was born on a high and windy hill. No. You weren’t born on a high and windy … Continue reading

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Of Orchards, Smudge Pots, And Friends

If you lived near fruit groves in California or Florida way back when, you probably remember smudge pots and smudging. I believe the practice fell out of favor in the 1970s, but for any of us who grew up around … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's, Aging, Baby Boomers, Childhood, Death, Elementary School 1950's, Family, Friendship, Heaven, Home, Humor, Learning, Life Journey, Memories, Modesto, Nostalgia, Relationships, San Joaquin Valley, School, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

His Profile Of Courage

“Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans-born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, … 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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Gone Too Soon, Remembered Always

When I was a little kid, the only anniversary that impacted me or my friends was a birthday. Celebration, party, cake, ice cream, gifts; it was the best day of the year. Well, except for Christmas, but the dynamics of … Continue reading

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