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Blizzard of 1978 by
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Prompted By Snowy Days

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Some of our friends here are classmates, so they may have already shared their stories… In the Spring of 1978, I was a student at Harvard Business School, commuting to the campus in Boston (right – not Cambridge!) from our house in Billerica, Massachusetts. On this Monday, there was a serious snow storm forecast. This…
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Maine and Arizona by
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Two memories, perhaps not unique but important to my youth! Living in Connecticut, we vacationed for two or three years at a “camp” on Great Pond of the Belfast Lakes in Maine. It was just my brother and I then, before another brother and a sister, so we loaded into the car and headed up…
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Why I Don’t Own a Gun by
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Prompted By Guns Then and Now

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We never had a gun in our home while I was growing up. My first experience with guns came when a classmate (middle school age?) invited me to come along on a bird hunt in the desert outside of Phoenix. Since I was not trained, I was not allowed to use, or even carry, one…
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Couldn’t Chose One, Also! by
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Prompted By Rewatchable Movies

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Here goes: Dr. Zhivago:  Saw this in college for the first time. Perhaps the last movie I’ve seen that is so long it needs an intermission! Gripping from beginning to end. Saving Private Ryan:  Having been in combat myself, this movie grabs me every time. Mrs. Doubtfire:  Most of our family has watched this so…
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Hats Off! by
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Prompted By Manners

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Take off your hat!
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Kennedy Inauguration Plagiarism? by
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Prompted By Inaugurations

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I’ve enjoyed all of your stories about inaugurations, especially those about JFK’s in 1961. But do you know wherefrom he got his most famous quote? Soon after that fabulous speech, the word started going around in alumni circles of The Choate School that they had heard words like that before. As a fellow alumnus (am…
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I lost to a girl! by
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Prompted By Spelling

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How multi-generational Worths lost their Spelling Bees!
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Christmas Lobsters by
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Prompted By Pandemic Holidays

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How we started our most cherished Christmas tradition!
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The World’s Best Clam Chowder by
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Prompted By Recipes

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The world's best clam chowder
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Snorkel Save by
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Prompted By Close Calls

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Background: In 2006, while on a sailboat charter vacation in the BVI, my wife’s best friend (since childhood), Bonnie, drowned during a snorkeling expedition. My wife and the friend’s boyfriend performed CPR on her friend for 45 minutes before the local medical authority arrived and declared she was dead. This was obviously an extremely traumatic…
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