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School Bus Overturns Near Trinidad

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TRINIDAD (AP) – At least six people were slightly injured Thursday morning when a school bus overturned in East Texas during its route. 135 more words

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How Grandfather invented windowscaping, or, every room needs a beautiful view

My grandmother’s health took a downturn when she was in her forties, and the doctor ordered her to bed for almost six months. Dear Grandfather was beside himself. 601 more words

East Texas

Sufficient disquiet

My bedroom window overlooks a cemetery. Half a century ago, when I was troubled by Monsters Under The Bed and other assorted nighttime horrors, that thought might have disturbed me. 430 more words

Henderson TX

Field Trip!

Well, I’m happy to report that some good came of those dreadful early-March “snow days” of cabin fever and peach-tree panic. Trapped in the house with nothing to do except either polish the silver salad tongs and candlesticks, or stop procrastinating and… 454 more words

I Remember When... (my OWN Stories)

Transferable Skills

A few weeks after coming home, I realized that life here has also progressed. Some things are the same, many are different. The songs on the radio are different. 378 more words

How to hang out the wash without disturbing the birds, or, Lessons from a wonderful neighbor

I had always helped my mother and grandmother hang out the wash. By “help” I mean handing them the clothespins and singing “Bringing in the Sheets”, my mistaken rendition of the old hymn “Bringing in the Sheeves”. 667 more words

East Texas

Writing 101, Day Ten: Happy family reunion!

A family reunion and a platter of corn on the cob earned me a reputation as a terrible dinner guest. Maybe I was, but in my defense I was only three or four years old at the time and my social graces were limited. 1,087 more words

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