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Hard To Find

Factory Worker. Photo courtesy: https://commons.wikimedia.org Stagalee had been working at the gun factory in Midland, Virginia for almost a year by the time Celestia Brentwood Farnsworth was hired there in 1979. Stag ran the CNC machine, milling and boring pistol … Continue reading

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Norfolk State College: The Untold Story

The Norfolk State College Student Union building, where I spent every waking moment in the ping pong room 1971-1972 “Big – Bad – Moses – Rose!” “Da-da-da” “Big – Bad – Moses – Rose!” “Da-da-da” “Big – Bad – Moses … Continue reading

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Ten Plus Two More: The Legend of the Rosenwald School

Chapter One: The Lost Treasure of Piney Ridge “Ten plus two more.” – “What?!” “Ten plus two more, that’s the answer, ten plus two more!” – “That’s the answer to what? What the heck are you babbling about now?” “That’s … Continue reading

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Little Naked!

Saturday nights can’t come too soon, if you’ve been playing around in the grass all week. When Saturday nights rolled around on Piney Ridge Road of Remington, Virginia in 1958, we knew exactly what time it was. That’s right, it … Continue reading

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A Lesson Well Learned

Every school boy’s dream, every neighbor’s nightmare “FLEABITE DID IT! FLEABITE DID IT!” Bubba came running out of the woods as fast as his little feet could carry him. He knew somebody was going to be in trouble and it … 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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