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Forever Fair by
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Believe it or not, I have never been to a county fair. So I don’t have a story — I don’t think I even have 100 words — but I just had to post this wonderful image on the heels of Mr. Ed’s recent story on Hobbies, one of his being philately. (As in “Frankly,…
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Everyone’s Gone to the Movies* by
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Prompted By Hobbies

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As a dreamy pre-teen, not exactly a collage artist, I’d pore through McCall’s, Mademoiselle, and Seventeen Magazine cutting and pasting fashionable images of hairstyles and clothing into my scrapbook using scissors and LePage’s glue. Little did I know I was learning skills that would last a lifetime, even morphing into the digital age. Now I…
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Saving the Best for Last by
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Prompted By Anniversaries

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May 1st was Garth’s and my 10-year anniversary. It’s a milestone for any couple, but for me, it was extra special. It marked the very first time I’d been with a partner for ten years (and counting). We’ve always gone somewhere special on our anniversary, sometimes overseas, but this year…well, Covid. Instead, we enjoyed a…
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Catch-22 by
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Prompted By Guns Then and Now

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There’s a gun in a case near Garth’s side of the bed. It looks mean. I’m afraid to touch it let alone pick it up. I thought I’d use the excuse of this prompt to face my fear, hold the gun, learn how to load it, even go to a shooting range and learn to…
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Cool Water by
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I’m not really thirsty til I realize To my surprise and horror That I’ve left the house without My HydroFlask of water Cool clear water (water, water)   I try not to panic but I find it hard to swallow Will tomorrow ever come I mean what I am to do without water Cool clear water…
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I’ve Got A Secret by
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This time I'll let the clip tell the story...if you're old enough, you'll likely get a kick out of  it.
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Brothers & Sisters by
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Prompted By Cliques and Clubs

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1959. I’m awakened by the sound of a woman shrieking. I jump out of bed, peer out the window and see a police car parked dark and silent against the curb in front of the house directly across the street. All is quiet now, and in almost no time the crickets start up again. I…
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Cancelled! by
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Cancel culture is the new form of pillorying. But instead of showing up in the town square, we in essence cancel our relationship with the alleged perpetrator — for our purposes here, the artist — ostracizing them as a way of extracting penance. Careers have been ruined by a tell-all documentary, fairly or not…because doesn’t…
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Radio Age by
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Prompted By Remembering Radios

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Age: 12 I have a pink clock radio. My favorite songs are Come Softly To Me, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, and Put Your Head on My Shoulder. Yolanda and I still spend time together from time to time, but now we forego the swing and climb up a leaning ladder onto the flat, tar-paper…
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Super Mom by
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Typically my mom wore seamless stockings with high heels and full skirts, just like Mrs. Stone on The Donna Reed Show.
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