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Category: Memoir

Thankful For Trumpets

I am expressing deep thanks for Pachelbel’s.  Chances are good you’ve heard it.  It’s soft and has that generic, classical music quality that makes it popular at weddings.  In fact, it may have been written specifically for that purpose.  There are many arrangements.  The string version, with violins …

#Throwback Thursday Writing Challenge

  One of my half-sisters sent me a set of family photos and these were among them.  It took me a while to realize they make a sequence.  While I do not remember them being taken, I do remember the place.   My grandmother Balcom’s (Mildred) house in Margaretville, …

View into God’s Graces

In the 1980s, I spent the lesser part of 5 years in Africa, most of that in Ghana.  During my stay, I had many God moments.  Some literally saved my life but all of them eventually saved my soul.  God showed me, through trial, beauty and awe what …

Circa. 1962

My whole, young heart is filled with nothing but Mary Ann.  I follow her past the crossing guard.  On the other side, I bump into her like a tethered balloon.  She giggles and asks me if I am ready.  I nod.  She bolts.  Fifty yards later, she reaches …