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A Day in the Rain

The sunrise was magnificent this morning.  I doubt I’ve ever used the word, “magnificent.” It’s too pompous, but the best fit for what I saw while driving to work. A giant orange-red ball sitting on the horizon, with reddish purple streaks shot through the surrounding sky.  Yesterday I took my coffee outside hoping to see … Continue reading

Who’s the Handsome Man in Our Profile Picture?

Nowhere Tribune has a new profile picture. My hard copy is framed along with another, smaller picture, a dog tag, and a newspaper clipping with the title: “Sergeant Bird Being Treated at San Antonio.” From the Fort Worth Star Telegram: “Sgt Albert Bird, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Bird of 3312 Meadowoaks, Haltom … Continue reading

Great-Grandpa

My great-grandfather was a coal miner from West Virginia. Not really, but I used to tell people that when I was a kid. He was, though, a rail road worker from West Virginia, and the rest of what I say about him is true as far as I know. Grandpa hated school. He once put … Continue reading

How Can You Thank a Mother?

One of my earliest and best memories is of my mama. I’m in my small plastic pool in our unfenced back yard in the woods in Pinehurst, Texas, shivering as a cloud blocks the sun. As it moves past and the warmth comes back, Mama sings, “Here comes the sun, little darling.” Those days were … Continue reading

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