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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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