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I Wrote To My Brother Every Day That He Was In Viet Nam

This is what Jew writers and all other writers concur with, 'you can never start a sentence with an "I". I can break the rules set by others if those rules are meaningless. I wrote to my brother every single day that he was in Viet Nam. I was anti-war. I did not demonstrate. I… Continue reading I Wrote To My Brother Every Day That He Was In Viet Nam

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Salty African Moose – it’s your turn

SALTY AFRICAN MOOSE ICE-CREAM coming up soon. It's already been made. Just gotta type it. Be On The LookOut. It's A Dessert. And it's number 3. The second recipe did not result in any views on WordPress or Facebook, so I go to #3, not to #1. Just so you know, I don't go past… Continue reading Salty African Moose – it’s your turn

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Speed Trap

"The law's the law in Dinwiddie County Virginia, boy." Said the mayor of some city/town in the county where my husband was pleading for the mayor to accept his check and release me from jail for speeding in a reduced speed limit construction zone. Speed traps they called them back in the early 1970's, set… Continue reading Speed Trap

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Christening By Parachute – Korea

My Uncle Mike (really named James) served in the Korean War - my father's only brother. (My father's name is Tom Davies who served as a Merchant Marine during World War II). He (my Uncle Mike) brought home from the war to his mother who sewed all her own clothes and the clothes of others,… Continue reading Christening By Parachute – Korea

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COLD TRUTHS

When the democrats reacted with venom, violence and vengeance to the news of Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, I knew how Chris Darden felt after the O.J. Simpson verdict was handed down to a cheering Black America community that could be heard and seen throughout the USA. I thought we were better than that. Chris… Continue reading COLD TRUTHS

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SWEET WHITE CORN AND SUMMER TOMATOES

Popsicle sticks writing in hot, sticky tar, on hot streets, on hot summer days. Sitting on the curb with tanned shoulders bending to the ground by the weight of the sun. Spider webs sparkling in the morning dew. Cool, summer streams filling the air with rushing sounds of clear running water. My dog licking the… Continue reading SWEET WHITE CORN AND SUMMER TOMATOES

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FROM CITIZEN TO SOLDIER TO VETERAN

My nephew Alex went to boot camp at Parris Island yesterday. He joined the marines. For those who think only disadvantaged kids go, this was not the case with Alex. There are young men and women, no matter their status, who really do want to serve their country - people who want to step up… Continue reading FROM CITIZEN TO SOLDIER TO VETERAN

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GETTING IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME

Wasting food in the kitchen is not something that I often do. Guess I get that from my mother. When I develop a recipe, I have to get it right the first time. If I don't, then that's money down the disposal. When I go into that kitchen, I'm all business. There is no failure… Continue reading GETTING IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME

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THE HUMANITY IN OTHER ANIMALS

When I first joined Facebook, and being the animal rights activist I am, I saw a lot of slaughter photos/videos, because the friends I had on Facebook were like-minded individuals. I wasn't, however, accustomed to seeing up front and personal the actual physical reality of it, even though I had already written about it from… Continue reading THE HUMANITY IN OTHER ANIMALS