Tag Archives: Nostalgia

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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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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The Strangers Among Us

Sneaking away from the house before Mom found out. One of the earliest memories I have is of my sister, Barbara, and I sneaking away from the house to visit our cousin Annie Ruth. Annie lived just down at the … Continue reading

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A Picnic to Remember

My family and I on one of our many visits to Skyline Drive, that’s me on the right While growing up, our family made picnicking on Skyline Drive, in the Shenandoah National Park, a regular pastime since before I can … Continue reading

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“The Miracle of the Corn”

My old 1961 Ford Falcon looked a lot like this one, I loved that car. Remember that Ford Falcon I told you about in the State Bank of Remington story that I posted in 2013? You do? Well, there’s another … Continue reading

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Charles N. Davis Masonry Contractors

A mason lays 4 inch cinderblock as laborers wait, ready to supply mortar nad block You couldn’t be a black male from the Piney Ridge area of Remington, VA. and NOT work for the Charles N. Davis Masonry Contractor company … Continue reading

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