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Scrap and Salvage by
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Prompted By Going to Work

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Early one morning during Christmas vacation, my dad decided to take me to work with him. I would have preferred to stay at home playing jacks and solitaire — my brother had just taught me how to play Clock — but he’d made up his mind and that was that. It was cold in the…
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Two Simple Remedies by
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Prompted By Senior Moments

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Remedy #1 This is what happens now: I’m doing one thing — say, making the bed — and I think of another — say, needing to change the Brita filter — but by the time I’ve finished Thing 1, I’ve forgotten all about Thing 2. Well, I’ve come up with a remedy. As soon as…
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Riptide by
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Prompted By Dating

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My most memorable date was my first date with Garth (see Found), but my second most memorable date was my very first date ever. It was the first time I was allowed to go out with a boy, in a car, at night. His name was Rusty, and yes, he had red hair. He picked…
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That Sunday That Summer by
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Prompted By That Summer

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I met my second husband, Ken, in the summer of ’92. Shortly after we met, we went to a wedding where I remember dancing to this song, ubiquitous at the time. As soon as I saw the prompt, I thought of it…it reminds me of him in the very nicest way. There was a full…
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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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