Category Archives: Country Living

The House on Piney Ridge Road

*********************************** Miss Landers, turning to Beaver: “Beaver, I hope you still want to be a writer” Beaver: “Yes Miss Landers, you get yelled at a lot for things you didn’t do, but I still wanna to be a writer.” Miss … Continue reading

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Providence

I was baptized in the Rappahannock River in the summer of 1961. My older siblings, I and quite a few of our friends from the ridge had turned our lives over to Christ at Providence Baptist Church in Remington, Virginia, … Continue reading

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Le Plume Est Sur La Table

When we were growing up our mother told us how, in high school she’d learned to speak French. One of us asked her to say something in French, “Le Plume Est Sur La Table, that means ‘The pen is on … Continue reading

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Norfolk State College: The Ping Pong Man

“We gon’ kick yo ass, Mister Ping Pong Man. You done done it now, yo ass is grass!”. – “Yeah, let’s get him”. Stagalee was about to leave the Grandy Park Recreation Center not sure exactly what he should do. … Continue reading

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English Leather

Loodie Mae Jenkins sat down and turned on the TV set. It was just about time for “Soul Train” to come on and, like every other Saturday morning before 11 a.m., she took care of all her chores in time … Continue reading

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A Sight Unseen

“Hey-Lean” Jackson had to tell someone what she’d seen. She just wasn’t sure anybody would believe her. Hey-Lean Jackson knelt at the edge of the woods wondering what she should do. A car had just parked at the end of … Continue reading

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