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 …

Happy Father’s Day—20 June 2021

Father’s Day, the celebration recognizing father’s originated in Spokane, Washington in 1910. A daughter asked her pastor to honor her father in a sermon in June. It did not catch on until the 1930s when different commercial entities recognized the opportunity to sell products targeted as gifts for fathers of …

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 …

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—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 …

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 …

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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