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The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950, Part 4 of 4

Bobby’s maternal grandmother lived conveniently a short distance from his house, giving him ample occasion to visit her after his dad’s death. As her 1st grandchild she worried about him more now and paid extra attention to his wants & needs. Her oldest daughter … Continue reading

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The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950, Part 3 of 4

Most of what took place during the funeral will forever remain absent from Bobby’s memory except for two final scenes that are filled with emotional pain and flashes of faded images. Those scenes occurred during the final viewing of his father’s corpse. It all happened in a simple wooden Church next to the Ebenezer grave yard. Whether regular church services occurred … Continue reading

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The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950, Part 2 of 4

In scene 3   A fine lady of the community finds Bobby playing in a corner of his house as late morning visitors continue to file by to view the body of his dead father.  The sun is shinning brightly through the front room picture window, revealing … Continue reading

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The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950, Part I of 4

Bobby, a seven-year-old boy, knew something was wrong, but he had no inkling as to what it might be.  His Aunt Connie, a teenager, answered the emergency call from her older, married sister to come at once and baby-sit the … Continue reading

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Dai Mai Creek Massacre

Forty years ago September 19, 1969, I spent the predawn hours pulling guard duty at our four-man fighting position in the mountainous jungles of South Vietnam in the general area of Hue & Phu Bai.  As a low-ranking grunt, I … Continue reading

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The Red Ant

Walking downtown I pass by the Namyangju Fire Station and a city park containing a rubberized small track, a basketball court, and a bat mitten court. On the Southside of the park the land rises with that side of the … Continue reading

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Hooray! Avast Antivirus Home Edition

This past week I was searching the Internet for some information for my blog. During my search I logged onto a site that set off an alarm with flashing and a vocal warning that a virus had invaded my computer.  … Continue reading

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