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April 25, 2016

Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s in rural north Florida, I saw things that we wouldn’t see today. One common sight on Hwy 301 in front of our restaurant was the chain gang - prisoners who were actually chained to each other doing work along the roadside. Being chained t...

February 22, 2016

In my early life, I often had to make the best of it.  Times were hard and we were poor.  But, even though we were poor in funds, we were rich in so many other ways.  We had loving parents, my sister, two brothers and I were tight knit and supportive, and I learned man...

December 14, 2015

When I was in high school at P.K. Yonge, I loved playing football.  It was my game!  In the fall, I lived, breathed and ate football!  But, since my father had past, I spent my summers working whatever jobs I could fine to help make my way.  Before my senior year, my m...

November 9, 2015

When I was a teenager, I walked down the road to a neighbor, Farmer Wasdin, who had a fair sized farming operation.   It was during bean harvesting season and he had hired a number of people to pick beans, ‘grade’ them, pack them in hampers, and then load them on a big...

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