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 …

Election Interference—2020

I am confident most of my readers are familiar with claims Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Are you familiar with the interference happening in the 2020 election? I doubt anyone would be surprised at countries interfering in the 2020 election. America’s intelligence agencies have identified Russia, China, and …

Decision time for NANOWRIMO—2020

It was about this time in 2016 that I began preparations to take part in NANOWRIMO—2016. Yesterday, I realized the 2020 event is approaching, and a decision needed. Shelving this decision for a moment, I thought I would review my progress turning the 2016’s disaster into a novel. The 2016 …

Some Cameron and Knott Family History

Dwane’s Grandparents and Parents A long time ago, Elizabeth Midkiff and James Frederick Harris had a beautiful daughter named Mary Ruth in Owensboro, Kentucky. The date was 23 January 1927. Almost two months later, Johanna Mae Elder and Hilary Oswald Knott had a handsome son named Francis Leo. It was …

Covid-19 and the Blue Angels

Covid-19 and homebound are causing some people to lose perspective. What do I mean? Blue Angels flyover The Blue Angels flew over the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland this morning. One of the television stations broadcasted the flyover. Within minutes, people began commenting on the video. The first several …

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