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Train Travel

When we were growing up in Connecticut, my brother and sister and I distinguished our grandmothers from each other by referring to one by “Grandma in Ohio,” and the other one as “Grandma on the train.” When my grandfather was … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Coming East:
My brother and I (with ice cream cone) and our cousins When I grew up in Connecticut in the ’50’s and ’60’s, my father made a good salary, and when school was out for the…

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My Love-Hate Relationship with Driving

Yesterday my blogging friend, Patti Jarrett, commented on my post that traffic going across the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel signaled summer here in Virginia Beach. She is so right, and that made me think about my aversion to driving in … Continue reading

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If It’s Sunday, It Must Be Ice Cream

Yesterday was a chilly, drizzly, dreary day in Virginia Beach.  My husband and I always go down to the Oceanfront late in the afternoon or early evening for our Sunday ice cream trip to Dairy Queen.  I get a chocolate … Continue reading

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Another Victim of the Digital Age

I’m ashamed of it now, but when I was in fifth grade I was a proud child, proud of how rich I thought  my family was. No, we weren’t as rich as the families up on “The Hill,” but we … Continue reading

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The Five and Dime

For Christmas my brother and sister-in-law gave me a book entitled Good Poems, which are the poems that Garrison Keillor selects and reads on his NPR program, The Writer’s Almanac.  This morning I read a poem called “Woolworth’s” by Mark … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Some years ago, when my oldest granddaughter was about six, I had the pleasure of taking her on her first train ride.  It lasted a little over an hour, traveling from Fairfield, Connecticut, into Grand Central Station in Manhattan.  As … Continue reading

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