Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Habit

“Now I trust you two with this chore,” he said to we two boys.  “Don’t let me down.”  With that he climbed into the cab of his pick-up and drove off.  He was nothing but a trail of dust before … Continue reading

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The Coyote and the Cave

It was the President’s Day weekend and I had all three days off. So I decided to spend it hiking some of the rugged back country west of U.S. 95 and the Veterans Memorial Highway. My plan was to venture … Continue reading

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King of the Mountain

My sister, Deirdre, was in sixth grade and had been released from class for recess late in the afternoon. At that time jus’ past the swings and slide on the playground of Margaret Keating School, was a large tire that the kids … Continue reading

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The Improved Order of the Red Man

Grandma’s house sat vacant for nearly two winters after her death.  It had been a house that her husband and father had built many years ago and everyone in the family felt it was a shame to see that house sitting … Continue reading

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Amid the Pages — History

Shortly after Mary’s father passed away, she and her siblings got together for a week and packed up the old man’s home. The four children decided to split most everything like the furniture, pictures and art. However, a number of … Continue reading

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Moving Chairs

There are times when something simple can cause me no-end of concern. Take for example this story…” For the last two or maybe three weeks I have been fighting a losing battle with a chair from the dinner table that … Continue reading

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Thunder Slapped

One of the things I used to dread about going to Margaret Keating School when I was in the eighth grade…our teacher, Mr. Tom Brown. Not only did he scare me, he also tended to scare others in the class. … Continue reading

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