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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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How I Found Out

Photo/Coutesy Culpeper Historical Society Old Town Culpeper, Virginia, where I attended my first ‘walk-in’ movie, “The Parent Trap” – starring my childhood idol, Hayley Mills.   Hayley Mills was by far my favorite actress as a child. Talk about having … Continue reading

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Photo/Courtesy of The Brown Collection The Brown Home Place – Built in 1952 by Ellsworth Brown. I think by today’s standards, we may have grown up on a farm. It wasn’t really a farm and we certainly would not have … Continue reading

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