– memories of a man getting older –

Entries from October 2008

Happy Days

October 18th, 2008 · No Comments

My childhood memories are happiness. They smell like fresh air. Once, my daughter, when you were little, we were driving in the car with the windows down and you were enjoying the fresh air. You proclaimed with a voice of contentment, “It feels like God kissing my cheeks.” On another occasion, as I was to […]

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Tags: Family

The Flight of a BB

October 13th, 2008 · No Comments

I can’t find the word to describe the sound of a bb gun. The combined release of air with a mechanical snap. Whapkah! I know the sound well as I’ve had a few bb guns in my life. And  taken a few lives, I don’t say that proudly. It was a short walk from the […]

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Tags: Washington Lake

Paradise Lost

October 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

It’s even hard to type it, s-t-e-a-l-i-n-g. There was a time my friends and I were little thieves. I believe we were introduced to this by Alex, a boy that lived up the street who my parents referred to as a “bad kid.” We would go to Mr. Toth’s candy store and Alex would ask […]

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Tags: Early Years