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The Family Hour

My parents had nine children. We never had a couch long enough to comfortably enjoy The Family Hour. Advertisements

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I Am Not Like Other Men

Betwixt my mother and my father there was no domestic violence. My mother was not a rebel and my father was the unchallenged head of our household (as recognized in the Population Schedule of the Census). My father’s word was … Continue reading

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Dancing with the Dead

Life can be measured in many ways – chronological time is but one. Using the biblical allotment of three score and ten as a benchmark and allowing eight hours of sleep to prevent going completely mad; we measure out our … Continue reading

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A Bit of Motherly Advice

A good mother protects her children and admonishes them frequently about this and that, and all of those things that may be harmful to them. I will not list them here. But have you never heard the sage advice: “Beware … Continue reading

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Imagery and Implication

As a student of damned near everything including psychology, child development, mass communications and so forth, a single phrase in a newspaper article jumped right out at me. The article is about a coming solar eclipse and includes the following … Continue reading

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A Foot In The Door

Putting “a foot in the door” harks back to the days of cold call door-to-door salesmen. Salesmen would knock on residential doors or, if you were wealthy enough to have one, ring the door bell. The housewife would open the … Continue reading

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The Hallmark Channel

So there I was, stuck in the waiting room. (I drove a neighbor to a doctor’s appointment.) They’re putting up televisions everywhere so it seems; much to my annoyance. The Hallmark Channel was on – don’t know what program – … Continue reading

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