Sponge Brain SAS Pants

Posted Dec 27 2011

I only had to get 46 questions right. Out of 70. In 2 hours. That doesn’t sound too hard, does it? The thing is, when I was younger, I was pretty spongey. Learning new stuff came easily to me. I’d read through the material a couple of times, maybe copy it out once, and remember […]

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A Birthday and a Funeral

Posted Dec 19 2011

She was my mother’s younger sister. Born just 18 months apart in the early 1920’s, in the steep hills of Eastern Kentucky coal mining country, they were best friends as well as sisters. On their front porch they cut out paper dolls from old newspapers and whisked “cherries from the basket” in games of jacks. […]

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Raisin Rules: Facebook Rule #2

Posted Dec 11 2011

As with the rest of life, you can’t just “Like” everything on Facebook. Some discrimination is called for. The other day, I saw a post saying a woman’s grandfather had died and someone, I kid you not, had clicked Like. A couple of posts later, I read where a ton of granite fell on a […]

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A Lovely Story

Posted Dec 6 2011

Lovely Abraham Powell, along with being my great-great-great grandfather, was reputed to be the meanest man who ever lived. One day a deputy named Moody rode out to Lovely’s cabin in Big Hill, KY, to arrest him for moonshining and tax evasion. Lovely came out of his cabin just as the deputy rode up. “My […]

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