Category Archives: Youth

Journal-like posts about specific and memorable times when I was younger

11-’15 Day 21 Lights in the Barn

A little girl runs across an open yard of green grass into the shade of an aging barn. The day is hot and she enjoys the cool damp smell of old cement and wood as she enters the big open … Continue reading

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11-’15 Day 13- The Hamper 

To tell you this story I have to start before the beginning. My grandparents bought a farm house when they got married. They remodeled it and lived there till a few years before their deaths. Now my parents live there. … Continue reading

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Writing 101-4 Someone Lost

She held her hand delicately. She was surprised at how it felt – softer than her fuzziest blanket and as warm as a cuddly pile of blankets and friends on a cool night. She savored the feeling. Continue reading

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In My Youth- Dangerous Christmas Present

It was Christmas morning and the whole family sat all about in a circle on various living-room furniture. The little girl, the youngest, had proudly claimed the slightly overstuffed chair that matched the couch. It was brownish grey with random … Continue reading

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In My Youth – Candle Light Service

The little girl wiggled a little impatiently. Her favorite part of the service was coming up. She had been waiting through the singing (she liked the singing), the readings (a little dry to her point of view), the sermon (though … Continue reading

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In My Youth – One Windy Day

It’s early afternoon. The sky is mostly clear with just a few wispy clouds making their way across it. The sun has begun its downward journey toward the horizon again, though you would hardly notice.

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Four Sounds of My Childhood

Recently I have been noticing certain sounds and songs that remind me of my childhood suddenly, ridiculously, and irrevocably. Here they are in no particular order (and I guess there is more than four).

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Oh! I See What I Did There

  We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. —Anais Nin I came across this quote recently and it really hit me over the head. I have posted some stories about my childhood and I plan … Continue reading

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In My Youth – The Speedometer

A trip to the big town for her brother turns into a good investment for the little girl. Continue reading

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In My Youth – The Logs

A little girl finds entertainment and excitement in one of her favorite places; The Logs

“I’m going outside!” yelled the little girl. Continue reading

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