Tag Archives: Reminiscing

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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Providence

I was baptized in the Rappahannock River in the summer of 1961. My older siblings, I and quite a few of our friends from the ridge had turned our lives over to Christ at Providence Baptist Church in Remington, Virginia, … 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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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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