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Too Heavy

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When Jase was three or four or so he and I made a trip to the local grocery store to buy just a few items.  As we walked in I grabbed one of those small hand…

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Autographed Napkins

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When I Was A Kid my mom kept a small knick-knack-keepsake box on our living room coffee table. Its sides were about 9 inches by 9 inches and it was about 4 inches tall. It was…

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Too Heavy

When Jase was three or four or so he and I made a trip to the local grocery store to buy just a few items.  As we walked in I grabbed one of those small hand held baskets.  Jase looked … Continue reading

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Full Moon

My brothers and I spent much time in the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas with my Granddaddy and Grandmother when we were kids.  Granddaddy’s brand of camping was somewhere just north of primitive.  We had a popup camper trailer but no … Continue reading

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Left

My Granddaddy’s brother and sister in law lived on the edge of a Mayberryesque town in the foot hills of the Ouachita Mountains in Arkansas.  DeQueen is an unmemorable place.   There is really absolutely nothing special that makes it stand … Continue reading

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Ajax and Ivory

Certain aromas, smells, seem to bring memories and emotions, good and bad, rushing to our minds.  Some smells conjure thoughts that force an instant smile and sometimes a giggle.  Others may carry with it a heartache, longing or tear.  Smells … Continue reading

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Snuff Glasses

I don’t dip snuff or chew tobacco nor do I condone such things.  I’m not passing judgment here, whether partaking of tobacco products is morally good or bad.  I’m simply stating I don’t do it.  However, there have always been … Continue reading

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Voice in the Night

The end block of 17th street in Paris, TX was generally a quiet place at night.  There was the occasional train rumbling by down where the street dead ended into the railroad track.  A stray cat, random raccoon or opossum … Continue reading

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The Hen

Three things that come to mind when I think of Arkansas are Wal-Mart, Razorbacks and chickens. If you’ve ever driven through Arkansas you know that the chicken population is greater than the human population. And I mean in number. There … Continue reading

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Rotary Phones

When I was a kid and my brothers and I would spend a couple of weeks at my grandparent’s house during the summer, sometimes mom would miss us soooo much she would call on the phone just to hear our … Continue reading

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