Category Archives: Biographical

Pallet on the Floor

As a youngster, when we went to visit for a night or two, there weren’t always enough beds for us children. In that case the woman of the house made us a pallet on the floor. It consisted usually of … Continue reading

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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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Confidence

On Children’s Day in South Korea, May 5th, 2010, I took a walk in the early afternoon hours to enjoy the beauty of a cloudless sky, the warm sunshine,  & just to get out of the house & move my … Continue reading

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A Faraway Fan 10-11-09

This morning on October 11, 2009 in a small town in South Korea, a Cardinal fan’s dream came to an end.  The St. Louis Cardinals quest for another World Series title unraveled early in the 1st inning when Manny Ramirez … Continue reading

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