Tag Archives: Virginia

A Sign of the Times

Kids enjoying some cool, refreshing watermelon. If they were poor, they wouldn’t have known unless someone told them A young lady responded to a post I recently submitted to Facebook that, as a child, she did not know she was … 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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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 Christmas Spirit

Celebrate Christmas with Jack. A company I once worked for had an Office Christmas party one year. The party took place back in the 1970s so I am guessing the statute of limitations has expired just in case something reported … 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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