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The Christmas Spirit

Celebrate Christmas with Jack. A company I once worked for had an Office Christmas party one year. The party took place back in the 1970s so I am guessing the statute of limitations has expired just in case something reported … Continue reading

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The State Bank of Remington – Up Close and Personal

Photo/Courtesy of panoramio.com Remington, Virginia, my home town. After I graduated high school, my father decided that it was time for me to have a car of my own. Prior to this I only mentioned wanting to own a car … Continue reading

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The Community Action Program: Warrenton, Virginia

Photo/Courtesy of The Daily Yonder The War on Poverty began with President Lyndon Johnson’s visit to Tom Fletcher’s front porch in Martin County, Kentucky, in April 1964. I didn’t realize I grew up poor until I landed a summer job … Continue reading

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Growing Up Colored: Everyday Life

“Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and file’ gumbo ‘Cause tonight I’m gonna see my ma cher amio Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-o Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the bayou” “Sing it again Daddy, … Continue reading

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Doomsday at the Park

Photo/Courtesy of the National Park Service Bumper cars at Glen Echo Amusement Park. “Let me hold your ride tickets”, the boy stood directly in front of me blocking my way. “Huh, what…?” I didn’t understand what he meant. He said … Continue reading

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