Category Archives: childhood memories

SOLS: 2013:17 The Backlash

Inspiration for this recollection: Our book club is reading Time Keeper by Mitch Albom for this month’s selection. As I’m reading I’m thinking back to when I was a 14 year old waitress at The Back Lash in Cicero, Indiana. … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:15 Box on the Counter

As I have walked in the door each day this past week my eyes glance over to the counter. They are searching for a box addressed with my name. I wasn’t sure if I should make the purchase because there … Continue reading

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SOLS: 2013:6 The Beginnings of a Reluctant Writer

Time: 1962 Place: Nora Elementary School Mrs. Rayle…my second grade teacher…loved her…all second graders wanted to be in her class. Mrs. Rayle, the teacher that sparked and flamed the love of reading for me. Now I realized I would jump … Continue reading

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SOLS:2013:4 Thrill Ride Battle Wound

Time: August 1960 Place: Coney Island, Ohio Peeking through my bangs in my first grade school picture is a bandage that doesn’t look like it’s hiding any serious injury. But behind the bandage is a battle wound. Before school began I had … Continue reading

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SOLS 2013:2 The Bathroom Off the Kitchen

Ruth Ayres and I have worked together for several years and have shared countless books. I believe we were both surprised at the discovery that Roxaboxen was a book that we had not talked about even though for years it … Continue reading

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