Category Archives: childhood

Stronger Than Dirt

“What are some challenges you’ve encountered that you were unsure you could handle but then surprised yourself?” Where do I start??? It seems that every time I have thought, “I don’t know how that person did that/does that, I could … Continue reading

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Shoe-Shoe Baby

This Week: Have your footwear choices changed as your life, or lifestyle, has changed? In summer I wore flip-flops, but I don’t think that I ever got in a car wearing them. I did walk up the hill past four … Continue reading

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Up My Alleyn

(I wrote a view and it was good, but I when I cut, it did not paste, so now I must do this work in haste.) If you log into YouTube, they make many suggestions based on your watch history. … Continue reading

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Carefree

  This week it was asked: What is your fondest childhood memory?  It is very funny that just  last week thoughts occurred to me of lazy summer days and sometimes how carefree my life was. It wasn’t all the time. … Continue reading

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I Was A Social Influencer

… Before Anybody Knew What That Was By Jeff Salter Topic: What is your fondest childhood memory? Well, I rarely deal in absolutes these days, so this is not necessarily my FONDEST childhood memory… but it certainly ranks up there … Continue reading

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Family Time

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “What is your fondest childhood memory?” I’ve always loved to travel and see new places. I think that enjoyment began when I was young. My family didn’t travel much – I think Dad enjoyed it more … Continue reading

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Gotta Keep That and That and That

And I Can’t Get Rid of THAT! By Jeff Salter Topic: If you had to get rid of most of your belongings in order to move into a smaller place, what are the things you would not be able to … Continue reading

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Netted by Miss Nett

Miss Ray Katherine Netterville — teacher extraordinaire By Jeffrey L. Salter This week’s topic: Who is the person (besides your parents) who had the biggest impact on your life? I struggled with this topic because I can name perhaps a … Continue reading

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The Fabulous Mr. Ed

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “Who is the person (besides your parents) who had the biggest impact on your life?” I’ve often acknowledged the many excellent teachers who have shaped my life, from elementary grades through graduate school. There have been … Continue reading

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Writing May Not Be Written Down

This Week: Can you picture yourself ever stopping writing (creatively)… and thinking, “Nah, I’m tired of writing. Maybe I’ll do something else.” Short answer? No. I know that everyone who has been here for any time knows that I wrote … Continue reading

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