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– memories of a man getting older –

Entries from January 2009

Kennedy

January 26th, 2009 · No Comments

November 22, 1963. I was in algebra class. The windows in the room overlooked the front of the school, the drive up to the school, the grass circle where the flag pole was planted, flying the flag of the United States. It was around 1:30 when the announcement came over the school PA system – […]

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Tags: High School · Metuchen N.J.

Mr. Toth’s

January 24th, 2009 · 3 Comments

About 5 blocks or so down Amboy Avenue was Mr. Toth’s. I guess you it call it the equivalent of today’s convenience store. It was our destination for candy, penny candy, and soda. The building itself was rough red brick, two stories, with the store on the first level and I assume Mr. Toth’s lodging […]

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Tags: Metuchen N.J.

The One That Got Away

January 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

FISH STORIES I walked onto the dock, fishing rod in hand. The morning mist was upon the lake, no one around, no boats, no voices echoing over the water, peace. This dock provided a good place from which to fish as it nestled up to a large lily pad area, a favorite place of fish. […]

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Tags: Washington Lake