Category Archives: memories

Eye-Witness to a Bank Robbery

…And the Resulting Gun Battle in a Small Town By Jeff Salter Hardly had we begun our stroll down the narrow streets of this time-forgotten town in the arid southwestern desert… when out of the small local bank burst four … Continue reading

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Watch the Watch Watcher

This week’s topic is “Time…are you a clock-watcher?” and yes, it was my idea. I’ve been attracted to the concept of time since I was young. As soon as I knew how to tell time, I wanted a bed-time…and I … Continue reading

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Bases Covered, More or Less

We have been asked to talk about when we were children and the ‘dream jobs’ hoped to get when we grew up. When I was very, very young, all I wanted to be was a wife and mother. Santa brought … Continue reading

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Ringing in the New Year

New Year’s Eve isn’t a special occasion at our house. Since my hubby is usually asleep by the time most people are eating their dinners, I’m usually sitting here alone, either watching television, reading, sewing, or eating. So this week’s … Continue reading

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The Element of Surprise

This week we are asked if we have ever taken part in a holiday celebration that was totally new to us and my answer is, “Gee, no”. I know people from all over the world. I have people that I … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Celebrations

This week’s topic is about new (to us) and unusual holiday celebrations. There have been two occasions – that I can recall – when I celebrated a familiar holiday in an unfamiliar way, and there was another time when I … Continue reading

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Fall Down,Lights Up

The question this week is “When do we decorate for Christmas?” The answer: After Thanksgiving weekend, and not a day before. A regional radio station starts playing all-Christmas music before Halloween. I suppose they are trying to get retail audiences, … Continue reading

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