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Lee – Courage 2016

OK, I keep waiting for the year when Papa will ask us to write about PROCRASTINATION, as I’m sure I could write a lengthy piece on that subject!!!  BUT, I suppose that procrastination is not always a desirable character trait,… Continue Reading →

Lee – Follow 2014

This assignment from Papa is one of the most difficult ones in recent years and I’m not sure why I am having such a hard time with a story.  Maybe because it is a little bit vague.  When I think… Continue Reading →

Lee – Thriftiness 2013

Well, I could probably write a book on thriftiness and the ways that I can look for a bargain – it is almost a form of entertainment…or you could call it a hobby, maybe.  The first time I realized that… Continue Reading →

Joe – When I was Fourteen

Thanks to the Internet, I could conjure up a lot of memories of 1981 when I turned 14.   Raiders of the Lost Ark was a top movie, Ronald Reagan was elected President, Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married, and… Continue Reading →

Joe – When I was Twelve

The year I turned 12 was a challenging year for me.   We moved from where I was born in Greensburg, IN to where Grandma and Grandpa live today in Frankfort, IN.     I remember I was initially not very happy about… Continue Reading →

Joe – When I was Ten

I don’t have a lot of distinct memories from being ten, I think that is mainly because it was our last year in Greensburg, Indiana as my Dad took a new job in Frankfort, Indiana where they still live today… Continue Reading →

Joe – When I was Nine

When I was nine years old, I really was not a big fan of school.  Only one time in my whole life did I receive a grade lower than a “C” in any class, and you guessed it, fourth grade… Continue Reading →

Joe – When I was Eight

When I was eight years old, I liked school, but it was very hard – I think teachers make third grade really hard on purpose.  Since I went to a Catholic elementary school, each morning began with a mass at… Continue Reading →

Joe – When I was Seven

When I was seven years old, we moved into downtown Greensburg, Indiana.  We lived in a three story blue house that had a basement, and I had a bedroom of my own on the second floor of the house.  I… Continue Reading →

Joe – When I was Six

When I was six years old, my family and I lived in Greensburg, Indiana.  I believe that summer, my sisters and I spent almost every waking moment outside playing – a sign of things to come.   We also tried to… Continue Reading →

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