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 …

What Gives You Peace of Mind?—Storyworth Question

What gives you peace of mind? Peace of mind can be elusive at times. Age brings aches and pains. And the realization lifetimes are finite. Making long-range decisions more difficult. Yet, sitting here in my recliner and thinking on it—I enjoy many things that make life enjoyable, giving me a …

StoryWorth—What were your grandparents like?

“What were your grandparents like?” It is the third question about my ancestors. First was one about my Mother, the second my Father, and now one about my Grandparents. Regrets. This one finally forced me to consider that I took my parents and grandparents for granted as a youngster. My …

StoryWorth—How has Your Life Plan Been Different than Expected

“How has your life turned out differently than you imagined it would?” The question begs framing to a particular age with a plan. I used to sit with my best friend, David Kaufman, around a fire in the backyard. We had the map of the United States from the McNally …

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 …

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 …

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