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September 27, 2016

At the beginning of the summer of my 16th year, I was looking for a job.  Being a teenager was (and is) an expensive endeavor!   Taking girls out on Saturday night cost money, and I had to earn that money myself.

That summer, Mr. Gunter, (all of us kids around...

September 20, 2016

September 22nd is my Dad’s birthday.   If he were alive today, he would be 119 years old!   He was born in 1897 and saw much in his 66 years of life.   

Dad was but a year old when Teddy Roosevelt charged up Kettle Hill.  He was 20 years old whe...

September 13, 2016

When I was 12 years old, my mother took my siblings and me to Gator Growl, a large pep rally held in the University of Florida’s football stadium, on the Friday evening prior to the Homecoming game. Prior to Growl, there was a pre-Growl which highlighted various high s...

September 6, 2016

In 1948, my parents bought 40 acres in Waldo, FL where they opened a truck stop on Hwy 301 and raised their family. Of all the places in the world, why did they pick Waldo?

This question is compounded by the fact that my family’s roots are deep in rural North Carolina....

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