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Legacy of a Teacher

As the first grandchild on both sides I was very close to all of my grandparents, and always spent alone each summer in sizzling-hot Fresno with Daddy’s parents, Grandpa Fred and Grandma Myrtle. We didn’t do anything fancy. If Grandma … Continue reading

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Amusements…and Parks…

It took years….decades…for the five of us kids to convince my parents to take us to Disneyland. It took so long, in fact, that I was no longer a part of “us,” having forfeited family vacation in favor of the … Continue reading

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One Thanksgiving, to the Next, things change….

I published this Story in the Dallas Morning News Sunday Magazine 22 years ago…still feels relevant though…. The phone rang at six the morning after Thanksgiving. Mama got to the point. “Grandpa Fred had a heart attack. He’s not expected … Continue reading

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