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Back in the Day in Fauquier County, Virginia – 1978

The year was around 1978 and as you can already guess, “those were the good old days”. Everything was simpler then, everything was fun. We enjoyed being around friends and family. We were young and carefree. If you see someone … Continue reading

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The Whole Town’s Laughing At Me

Every time I hear that song by Teddy Pendergrass, “The Whole Town’s Laughing at Me”, it takes me back to 1975 and the weekend a Navy buddy of mine invited me to go back with him to his hometown and … 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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A Herculean Task

The Amphibious Assault Ship U.S.S. Guam LPH-9 I will share a somewhat embarrassing Navy story with you. I was a third class petty officer serving aboard the USS Guam LPH-9 as an air traffic controller. We were in the southern … 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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