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A Parade of Shoes
By Gail Kiracofe
It's tough to choose what you want to take with you to the retirement home. I was dealing with that distasteful ...
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A Penny's Worth
By Josephine Early Rob
Today few people would stoop to pick up a penny. However, many years ago, I learned the value of that ...
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A Schoolhouse Christmas
By Frances N. Burnham
Keeping Christmas at Thomas Corners School meant drawing names for gift giving, the arrival of jolly ...
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A Winter's School Day
By Helen Ivanhoe-Smart
We were homesteading pioneers in northern Canada, seven children of Polish immigrants. We grew up in ...
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Astaire & Rogers
By Richard W. O'Donnell
Fate brought them together; talent made them legends.
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Battle of the Bugs
By Dorothy Carter Steiner
Do you remember when many houses had a barrel under the eaves to catch rainwater? At our house, we saved ...
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Decoration Day
By Frances N. Burnham
A day devoted to remembrance, fondly remembered.
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Earning & Learning
By Bob Griggs
Let's face it: When you are born in 1930 and you're the oldest of five kids and your dad works for the ...
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Emma
By Calvin E. Sturdivant
From my memoirs, The House by the Railroad 1932, I recall from 1931 those times when my mother and we ...
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Farewell, Old Pal
By Charley Sampsell
I met him when I was 8 years old, in 1932. For the next 13 years he was my best friend. Together we explored ...
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High as a Kite
By Bob Griggs
When you're 10 years old and you're living in Medford, Ore., at the end of the Depression, and your dad ...
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Highlights of a Life Well Lived
By Violet Fancher Clemsen
I have nothing but happy memories of my childhood days on our farm near Gray, Iowa. What I had then was ...
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Mama & the Maytag Man
By James Wesley Allen
Mama and I were sitting in the shade of the front porch, fanning ourselves with folded newspapers, trying ...
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My Brush With Fame
By Lois O. Bruce
In the late 1930s and early '40s, Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy were very famous singing stars who ...
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My First Pay Envelope
By Patrick J. Leonard
I wrapped my treasure in a handkerchief and stuffed it into a pocket.
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