Category Archives: 1960s

Something fishy

Baseball, tis said, is America’s pastime but I think fishing is. Granted, you can’t fish everywhere since water is required. In that sense, it’s a specialized activity unlike baseball, needing only some ground to ensue. However, it is the greatest … Continue reading

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Sew Sew

I think people who crochet are special and my Mom was among them. I don’t know the history of it – how it came to be that a hook and yarn in the right hands created stuff. I do know … Continue reading

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For Heaven’s Sake

When what isn’t present, gently presents itself, it’s a surprise. It’s a present. During the holiday season that happened two times, both in a church, both when a choir sang Ave Maria, a hymn Mom had sung on rare occasions … Continue reading

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Wilder and Wilder

I don’t know the historical significance of Wilder Park: Who it’s named after, why it occupies acerage in the center of Elmhurst, Illinois; when it morphed from prairieland to park. But it is uncommon, common ground. It isn’t devoted to … Continue reading

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Little dolls

I think Mom’s least favorite household chore was dusting, based on the fact she had me do it. Why baseboards and dresser tops require this attention eludes me but I did the deed every week in our 3-bedroom Elmhurst ’50s … Continue reading

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Miles of style

I was in high school when I was gifted with a 3-piece set of luggage, this despite the fact I never traveled except in the backseat of Dad’s car, driving to see Mom’s relatives who lived scattered in suburbs west … Continue reading

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Skill development

Dad married Mom when he was nearing 40 years on earth, enough time surely to have learned how to cook; however a single instance during growing up years disproves this hypothesis. Dad cooked a chicken on the Sears Roebuck grill … Continue reading

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Four-tunes

Favorite songs are favorite because of when you heard them. According to this rubric, I heard each of my four favorites whilst petrified about something. Sugar Sugar “Honey-honey. You are my candy girl and you got me wanting you…”This song … Continue reading

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