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The Best We’ve Ever Had

I don’t know when the tradition started, but it began sometime after I learned to enjoy eating spaghetti. I was a picky child regarding food and couldn’t stand the smell of spaghetti sauce (or so I thought). However, there were … Continue reading

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Taboos

When I was in high school, I had an English teacher who was certainly my inspiration to become an English teacher. Miss Sheeley was strict and knew how to teach you the rules of English. One of those taboos was … Continue reading

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Traditions

When I think of tradition, I think of “Fiddler on the Roof” where the main character guides his family through the Jewish traditions that have lasted for generations. Now in the 21st century we celebrate many traditions such as observing … Continue reading

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Counting My Blessings

Because Thanksgiving is always celebrated on a Thursday, it means we have a long weekend to relax and count our blessings. For the ordinary worker, that is a welcome relief. For us who are fortunate enough to be retired, it … Continue reading

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My Legendary English Teacher (revised)

Miss Sheely, my senior English teacher at Clinton High School, was easily the most polished grammarian as well as the politest person I have ever known. Whenever she orally quizzed a student, her reply to an incorrect answer was inevitably, … Continue reading

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My Shirt of many Colors

While Biblical Joseph had his coat of many colors, I have my own shirt of many colors. It was a hand-me-down from a friend who outgrew it size-wise. It was love at first sight, and my reaction was confirmed the … Continue reading

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Georgetown [Bobosbest]

In 1956, my mother had just died the month before, and I was leaving home to attend Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, a city about 40 miles from my home. I was ready to leave home, knowing that my … Continue reading

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