Storyworth—“What did you hide from your parents as a child?”

“What did you hide from your parents as a child?” I suspect there are many things I didn’t tell my parents or tried to hide at the time. The stairs Until I left after graduation, the house I lived in had a basement and attic (we called it upstairs.) There …

How did you decide when to change jobs?—Storyworth

How did you decide when to change jobs? I had several jobs before being drafted in 1966. What they were, and why I changed jobs is interesting to few besides me. (LOL) First job I babysat a neighbor’s two children when I was twelve years old. One child was in …

What are your favorite books to read?—StoryWorth

What are your favorite books? Would it be presumptuous of me to claim not to have one favorite book to read? I came to love reading in the second grade of elementary school. The Nun provided us with a copy of My Weekly Reader and worked with us to read …

StoryWorth—Beverly Manor, where I grew up.

“What was the neighborhood you grew up in like?” Beverly Manor The neighborhood I grew up in was, still is, called Beverly Manor. Keep in mind, I lived there from 1953 to 1965—a long time ago. Yet, some memories are still vivid. Vohland Street Beverly Manor at the time had …

High School Chess Club—StoryWorth

Were you involved in any organizations in high school? Yes, I was a member and later an officer in the chess club. First Exposure My neighbor introduced me to chess while I was in elementary school. Mrs. Barber enjoyed the game, but she couldn’t find anyone willing to play in …

How do you prefer to travel? By Car!—StoryWorth

“How do you prefer to travel?” The answer to this question is by car or RV. I enjoy being behind the steering wheel as the miles disappear behind me. First Car My love of driving began with my first car. I wrote about using it to transit between my jobs …

Favorite Sports Team—StoryWorth

“What sports teams were you a fan of when a child?” Some people are fair-weather fans, changing based on which teams have good seasons. I am not one of them. Transistor Radio I received a radio for my ninth or tenth birthday. The radio was a six-transistor, small rectangular device …

When Did You Get Your First Car?—StoryWorth

“When did you get your first car?” The quick answer is: when I left home the day I graduated from Spaulding Institute, high school, in May 1965. We had a friend, Pete, who lived and worked in Waukegan, Illinois. He found me a job in Skokie, Illinois. I wrote about …

Iceland—An Adventure We Had—StoryWorth

“Tell me about an adventure you’ve been on.” Which adventure should I recount in answer to this question? One from Iceland stands out in my mind, and one repeated many times. Let’s begin. My wife and I were in Iceland. The Navy sent me there in 1974, and she soon …

Did you have a car in high school?—StoryWorth

Did you have a car in high school? Ask a teenager today if they drive a car to their high school and likely receive a positive response. Ask me—oh you did—and learn I did not drive to school for two reasons. First, my high school was in the heart of …

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