How is life different today compared to when you were a child?—StoryWorth

“How is life different today compared to when you were a child?” It is an interesting question that I considered avoiding. I had an issue deciding what to write. Let’s start with the current Covid scare. I remember having the measles and my siblings the mumps when I was young. …

Storyworth—Are you a regular at any of your local restaurants or cafes?

“Are you a regular at any of your local restaurants or cafes? What is that relationship like?” It was such an interesting question. Let us start with our favorite steakhouse—American Steakhouse outside Fort Meade Army base. It has a great selection of reasonably priced steaks and Lori’s often-ordered pork chops …

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 …

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