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The fire that kept burning

The fire that kept burning

The television announcer recently posed the question "Do you know what to do when you find your house is on fire?" As he launched into his explicit instructions my mind went back to the time I found my house on fire.

The date was October 20, 1959. My husband, J. C., observed his 41st birthday that day. I had planned his favorite meal - broiled T-bone steaks, French fries, green salad, French bread, chocolate cake and ice cream. The cake was done, iced and decorated. The steaks had marinated and were ready to broil when he came in from work.

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The rationing list

The rationing list

Recently, someone mentioned rationing that we had during World War II. Almost everything was rationed, and some things were just made unavailable to the general public.

On...

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You’ve come a long way, Baby

You’ve come a long way, Baby

Have you ever heard of a 10-year-old boy having a valid driver's license? Or a 20-year-old woman having a driver's license and had never driven a car, or even sat under t...

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Modesty in my day

Modesty in my day

I have written about changes in kitchen appliances and other changes in the last sixty-five to seventy years. Just as radical were the rules and the way ladies must condu...

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A love letter to Minden

A love letter to Minden

There are four of us who live in our home – my son, me and our two 14-year-old cats. Two of these are paranoid about storms. That would be me and my "Sissy" cat. (The oth...

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