Category Archives: Commentary

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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“Wayfaring Stranger”

During our darkest hours, songs assist us in relieving the stress & strain associated with the darkness that comes to us all—some more, some less—but darkness comes physically & naturally to us all.  Songs soothe us during those difficult times … Continue reading

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“The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”-Slim Dusty

I came across a very touching song about WW 1 sung by Slim Dusty of Australia.  The song & the pictures of the video form a compelling story of a returning WW 1 soldier arriving home after losing his legs … Continue reading

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“Who Will Watch the Home Place”

Laurie Lewis & the Bluegrass Pals sing one of the most poignant songs I’ve heard in quite a while. It’s a moving song about the death of a loved one & the loving home they make & keep for us. … Continue reading

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We Fill-up Our Space, a poem by garland dale

  We fill-up our space, no matter our social position; no matter if we live in a one-room apartment, a modest house, or a mansion, We fill-up our space. If you don’t believe me, take a look around & see … Continue reading

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Mom & Pop News & Thoughts 09-02-09

Your mother is still working at Jay’s D-n-B, which stands for “Dogs & Burgers.”  We don’t know how much longer Jay can keep the place open as business has been slow.  I suppose your mother will continue to work there … Continue reading

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Imagination, The Gift of Childhood

There was a time in my life that I had a superb imagination.  During my childhood I never read comic books, I just looked at the pictures and allowed my imagination to form the action in my mind.  As my … Continue reading

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