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The Afterlife of a Small Town

I first came to Oil City, PA as a new employee of a Fortune 1000 company headquartered there.  You may remember Quaker State; it had a NASCAR entry that tended to trail billowing black smoke while coasting to a race-ending stop somewhere on the infield, and its final ads featured that snarling red-headed guy with too much attitude.  892 more words


“Summer Arrives on August 21”

That’s what my aunt used to say about Summer in Minnesota. It was more like, “Summer arrives on August 21, at 2:15 in the afternoon.” We may be looking at that this year and, you know what? 527 more words


Anderson's Blue Laws

As anyone from Anderson, SC, knows, if you want to throw back a cold one watching the game on Sunday, you better buy your beverage of choice the night before. 626 more words

The Girl With The Inner Purple Hair

Empire Falls

Empire Falls by Richard Russo: Richard Russo was raised in the rural New York town of Gloversville, once the glove-making capital of the world. However, like many of Russo tales, the town’s economic fortunes dwindled, leaving its residents to deal with the difference between their heyday memories and current plight. 182 more words


Arkansas Places to Visit: Beatles Park & Parachute Inn Restaurant


Y’all, Summer vacation is here!!! Okay, technically, as homeschoolers, we school year round, but we do take breaks as needed. Right now, a break is… 711 more words


Groovy Weekend and Other Such Haps

We’ve been busy since I last posted. Busy with our routine schedules, but we’ve also done some fun things. This weekend was totally groovy. It’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to say that. 1,080 more words

Life With Dave

Today is June 21st. It’s the first day of summer, it’s the day my brother in law was born (23 years ago) and it’s a day I’m very proud of my husband. 423 more words