StoryWorth—What was your Dad like

“What was your Dad like when you were a child?” This question taxes me more than some of the others. Francis Leo Knott, my Father reenlisted in the US Navy in 1953 when I hadn’t yet reached my sixth birthday. My parents never divulged the reason for settling in Beverly …

Storyworth-My Big Trip to San Diego?

I received a subscription to StoryWorth for Christmas. Each week, I receive a question to answer. This one takes me back to San Diego. At the end of the year, I will use my answers to create a book at their site. I intend to include the material from the …

Where Did You Go on Family Vacation

Where did you go on Family vacation as a child? Winter weather where I lived in Illinois as a child was unpredictable, especially near Christmas.  I don’t remember once taking a family vacation during Christmas vacation. But, I remember the inches of snow to build snow forts, make snowballs, and …

Mary Ruth Harris—My Mother

I received a Christmas gift of a year subscription to StoryWorth. I receive a question provided by my daughter-in-law to answer each week. At the end of the year, I will have the opportunity to order them and receive a hardback book comprised of the stories. The first question “What …

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! One of my memories from years-ago is seeing Father Time and Baby Time as one year ended, and the next started. I can’t say that I have seen it recently. Did it someway fall to political correctness? I sat Thursday night as the clock neared midnight, considering …

Merry Christmas to Everyone

Merry Christmas Today was the day to wrap all the presents. Lori and I spent a couple of fun hours hiding each in a cocoon of season’s paper. Now they add a lovely touch sitting beneath the new tree. Tomorrow, our Daughter’s children will venture from next door and destroy …

Lemmings led off the COVID-19 Cliff

My level of frustration reached an almost unbearable level. Restrictions The county executive closed restaurants once more to indoor and outdoor dining. Only curbside or takeout is authorized in Anne Arundel County, Maryland until sometime in January 2021. This is more restrictive than what the state’s governor recommends. He recommends …

COVID and Tuesday Night

COVID-19 strikes the Fort Meade Tuesday Night Men’s League again. The first time was earlier this year. The league enjoyed a fun season, looking to several more weeks of completion when Governor Larry Hogan ordered the lockdown. He closed many types of businesses, including bowling alleys, gyms, and other recreational …

Post Election 2020 Predictions

Prognostication I am not a prognosticator. Yet, I feel the need to make some predictions that I fear will pass if President Donald J. Trump does not successfully win the 2020 election through the recounts. I base the following on personal observation and public comments. Please, let history prove me …

Saving Siden—Story written during NANOWRIMO

The 2020 National November Writing Month (NANOWRIMO) competition started today. The NANOWRIMO challenge is to write a 50,000 word novel in the thirty days of November. After much thought, I decided not to compete this year. It was not a hard decision since I am editing one I wrote in …

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