Month: May 2017

Posted in Back in My Day

I love the smell of machinery in the morning

I always had to have a reel-to-reel tape recorder to monkey with, when I was a kid. These became a little scarce with the advent…

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Posted in The postcards

Just ASKING for a “Dear John” letter

My name is John, so I know a thing or two about Dear John letters. One time my wife wrote me a John Deere letter,…

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Posted in Flotsam

Don’t leave your pot of gold unattended

They say there is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. It wasn’t on this ferry, although I thought I saw some…

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First Grade Parkside Elementary Midway WASH
Posted in Friends and Kin

Parkside Kids

I guess this is the class of 1967, for picture day I got your basic buzz cut (Dad had a flat top! And I don’t…

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A defaced copy of Stephen King's The Regulators
Posted in Flotsam

In a box of Stephen King books

Why do some kids have to doodle all over a book? OK, it’s not a library book, but maybe it was one he had in…

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