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  • An 80 year old shares his memories of 1930s and 1940s school days in Chelsea, Kansas. The town of Chelsea is long gone from the map, but his memories keep that time alive for us.

    Chelsea School Memories

    Chelsea School Memories

    by Virginia Allain4

  • The "True South" sculpture exhibition was the 2nd annual such art exhibit on Heights Boulevard in Houston, Texas. These exhibits are so popular with people! Learn about the eight artists who had their sculptures featured and see photos of their pieces of unique art.

    “True South” Sculpture Exhibition on Heights Boulevard in Houston

    “True South” Sculpture Exhibition on Heights Boulevard in Houston

    by Peggy Woods16

  • In 1985 the only thing many Americans knew about Korea was what Korean War veterans told them or what they saw on the popular television show M*A*S*H. This article is from the perspective of someone who had never been outside North America.

    Korea in the Mid-80s

    Korea in the Mid-80s

    by Robert Sacchi14

  • This article provides a first-person biography of artist Arco Tung-Sol, who lived from 1937 to 2003 and produced numerous impressive works of art. Many photos of his artwork are offered as well.

    Arco Tung-Sol: Painter, Sculptor and Bon Vivant

    Arco Tung-Sol: Painter, Sculptor and Bon Vivant

    by Kelley Marks10

  • Orchid has been in and out of the life since she was a young woman. Of her many experiences, she has finally found some satisfaction and some peace. The following is a true account and her story.

    Meet a GILF Escort

    Meet a GILF Escort

    by Finn4

  • My parents were two of the most generous people you could ever hope to meet. During their lives, mom and dad sacrificed so much for the well-being of me and four other siblings. This article recalls how generous my parents really were.

    The Generosity of Mom and Dad

    The Generosity of Mom and Dad

    by Paul Richard Kuehn4

  • Below is a copy of the eulogy that I gave at my grandfather's funeral in June 2009.  It was difficult for me to go in front of hundreds of people and say these words at such a sad time, but I felt that it was something I owed him and a testament to...

    A Final Farewell to My Grandfather

    A Final Farewell to My Grandfather

    by kkolosh0

  • Jimmy Jean offers classes for small groups in the North Dordogne, South Charente regions of France. He wants his students to speak the language in the vernacular.

    French Lessons With Jimmy Jean

    French Lessons With Jimmy Jean

    by Annabelle Johnson3

  • There is a song that reminds me of my mother. The song that usually makes me cry hopelessly, every time I hear it on the radio. I have it on my iTunes playlist and as I scroll past the song title, I hesitate to click , knowing very well I am going to be heavy with grief, choked with emotion and generally make a spectacle of myself.

    And I Will Always Love You: A Mother's Day Memory

    And I Will Always Love You: A Mother's Day Memory

    by Mohan Kumar83

  • This Irish family emigrated to Australia in 1967 on the Castel Felice as £10 Poms. These are the memories of my father who was a railway worker on the London Underground and then emigrated to Australia and worked for the South Australian Railways.

    The Story of an Irish Family Who Emigrated to Australia in 1967

    The Story of an Irish Family Who Emigrated to Australia in 1967

    by L M Reid13

  • As Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba says, the dreams in which He appears are real. The time taken for them to happen in reality varies from case to case. Here is an experience of a dream which manifested itself in months. Also follows a brief on what one should do when one gets a dream of Swami.

    What to do when God comes in our dreams...

    What to do when God comes in our dreams...

    by Aravind Balasubramanya22

  • My dad served in the Home Guard in World War II Britain before joining the Royal Air Force. He manned antiaircraft rockets when the German bombers raided Birmingham and later guarded German POWs.

    World War 2 History: My Dad was in Dad’s Army

    World War 2 History: My Dad was in Dad’s Army

    by David Hunt28

  • I gave birth and for the first time in my life I have consciously realized, with my whole being, that I have a mother too. And I needed her, I needed her more than anything. But she wasn't there.

    Being a Mom Without a Mom

    Being a Mom Without a Mom

    by Ksenija9

  • "I grew up in rural Arkansas on Route 4. That road is now called Dixon Road. Our house was across the street from Primrose Methodist Church and a few houses down from Granite Mountain Hospital, operated by Dr. Samuel P. Junkin, my grandfather. When...

    Arkansas Christmas

    Arkansas Christmas

    by Sue Pratt12

  • When we ponder life, sometimes we should look at it from an animal's perspective; if we only could. One animal that has a special disposition is the American raccoon. They are very nosey, or should I say, politely, inquisitive. Teddy was no exception; he was at the upper scale of nosey.

    Teddy's Burial and Resurrection: The Unique Life of a Tennessee Raccoon

    Teddy's Burial and Resurrection: The Unique Life of a Tennessee Raccoon

    by Gerry Glenn Jones6

  • Emigrating to Australia in 1967: My mother tells us her memories of living and working in Australia in the 1960's. She immigrated with her husband and five young children as £10 Poms. Migration Memories on board the Ship Castel Felice.

    Story of an Irish Mother Living in Australia in 1967

    Story of an Irish Mother Living in Australia in 1967

    by L M Reid41

  • As a young person, my family moved many times and each time I learned something very significant. Here are my lessons learned.

    Lessons Learned When We Moved

    Lessons Learned When We Moved

    by Denise McGill8

  • Artist, Linda Wages, acquired a God-inspired talent during her later adult years. Her drawings are examples of how our early experiences generate expressions of beauty later in life.

    The Efflorescence Of A Late Bloomer

    The Efflorescence Of A Late Bloomer

    by Dianna Mendez41

  • Death is a topic that brings us face to face with our own mortality. Losing a loved one unexpectedly is especially troubling. This is a memorial for a precious nephew.

    A Life Not Yet Lived

    A Life Not Yet Lived

    by Patricia Scott58

  • I remember that late September afternoon like it was yesterday. I was 17 and a senior at John Muir High School in Pasadena, California. All of the senior girls had been invited to an assembly, sponsored by the Tournament of Roses Association. The...

    Memoirs of A Rose Princess

    Memoirs of A Rose Princess

    by Sylvia Van Peebles8

  • I was flat-out lucky to have a rock solid Father for 50 years of my life when a few of my closest friends loss their Dad when they were teenagers. My Father made it to ...

    Honoring Thy Father. I Was Flat-Out Lucky...

    Honoring Thy Father. I Was Flat-Out Lucky...

    by jameswritesbest4

  • This is our Love story. It started in the 1950's during our college years. This coming May 8 will be our 60th wedding anniversary. We thank the Lord for all the blessings he has given us.

    Our Love Story and  60th Wedding Anniversary

    Our Love Story and 60th Wedding Anniversary

    by David B Katague13

  • Things change fast when it comes to a pandemic. This includes a two-hour flight from Los Angeles to Spokane. Small things happened on the flight. By touchdown, the world was changing...part of an ongoing series entitled “ Diary of a Virus".

    A Flight to Spokane And Into the Heart of a Pandemic

    A Flight to Spokane And Into the Heart of a Pandemic

    by Dean Traylor1

  • Alex investigates a European country during a time of political turmoil. He summarizes some of the interesting notes of his visit in 2014.

    A Brief Summary of my Visit to the Ukraine

    A Brief Summary of my Visit to the Ukraine

    by Alexander James Guckenberger14

  • Angelica Hairston was born to play the harp, but the young African American musician is striving for a higher goal by challenging the stats to empower classical artists of color.

    Harp Angel on a Mission

    Harp Angel on a Mission

    by Your Cousins4

  • Hettie Lee (Will) Anderson, circa 1895 Foreword: I was fortunate to have acquired a typed diary from my great, great grandma, on my mother's side, of her experience in northern Nebraksa as a homesteader during the 1880s. For the value and...

    1880s Homesteader's Diary

    1880s Homesteader's Diary

    by Jondolar19

  • There isn't a day that goes by when I don't have a depressive thought. But I know he is there for me no matter what.

    Being in Love While Depressed

    Being in Love While Depressed

    by Claire Miller1

  • A fascinating first hand account of working class life in 1940s and 50's which give you a real insight into a lifestyle that has all but disappeared. This article is full of the kind of things that never make it into the history books and allows you to take a peek into what it was like to live in Britain in a working class area as a working class family. See how your granny lived!

    Working Class Life in the 1940s & 50s

    Working Class Life in the 1940s & 50s

    by maggs22452

  • Ann Street, Greenock, 1967 McLean Museum - Eugene Mehat My mother grew up in Greenock, Scotland. She was born there, at The Rankin Hospital, and lived in the town until she was nineteen years old. She still remembers the exact addresses she lived at...

    Greenock, Then and Now

    Greenock, Then and Now

    by fi fi45

  • There are many ways senior citizens can still be active and creative. I explored just a couple of ways that I have known as well as a few of the stories they like to tell.

    Art Therapy: Working with Senior Citizens

    Art Therapy: Working with Senior Citizens

    by Denise McGill17

  • My New Journey With Tzu Chi. Rejuvenating oneself with the stream of living Dharma. Immerse oneself amongst living beings with compassion.

    My New Journey With Tzu Chi

    My New Journey With Tzu Chi

    by Justin Choo7

  • In the 1940s and early 50s we were brought up and disciplined quite differently to the way that most children are today. This hub allows you to take a peek at how one working class mum did it.

    Working Class Life - A 1950s Mum and discipline

    Working Class Life - A 1950s Mum and discipline

    by maggs2249

  • I was born at the beginning of the New Year in 1973. Suddenly, it seems like a very, very long time ago. Age does have a certain habit of creeping up on you in a way you thought it never would, teasing you with long days of eternal youth before one...

    A Childhood in the 70s and 80s

    A Childhood in the 70s and 80s

    by Polly C12

  • This article is about my mom and dad surviving World War II with three kids and sheltering Jewish people in their home. Swapping Dad's paintings for some potatoes. It wasn't easy, but we all survived.

    Surviving the 1944 Dutch Famine

    Surviving the 1944 Dutch Famine

    by Titia Geertman11

  • I learned that it wasn't easy getting into medical school in the 1960s. A person has to have the smarts, aptitude, and persevering desire which everyone does not have to become a doctor.

    Studying Pre-Med in The 1960s

    Studying Pre-Med in The 1960s

    by Paul Richard Kuehn22

  • The railroad brought me into Huntington, WV in 1976. A train did not actucally bring me but my dad worked for The Chessie System and he was transferred from Cumberland, Maryland to Huntington, WV. He began to work at the old OH Building where the DMV is now on Madison Avenue. The following is some of my memories of Huntington. I have collected pictures of Huntington through the years and some blogs I have written about some of my favorite memories of Huntington and some of my favorite stories

    Memories Of Huntington, WV

    Memories Of Huntington, WV

    by Alligator Jackson4

  • Al Capp could have modeled Sadie Hawkins after my grandmother. Was grandfather a flabbergasted victim or did he intentionally play right into her pretty little hands? This is a true story.

    My Grandparents' Ozark Love Story

    My Grandparents' Ozark Love Story

    by Doris James MizBejabbers28

  • A 23 year- old gold seeker arrived in San Francisco from Massachusetts in 1854. His observations and opinions of the California Gold Rush are recorded in well preserved letters.

    Letters of a Gold Rush Pioneer

    Letters of a Gold Rush Pioneer

    by Rochelle Frank25

  • On January 01, 2019 my son lost the battle with cancer. He was only 48, loved the outdoors, and had his own thoughts about making his life good. He did not live by anyone's standards but his own. He was happy with a fishing pole sitting in his boat and he always prepared his meals from his catch.

    Grief's Path - The Loss of a Son

    Grief's Path - The Loss of a Son

    by Linda Todd2

  • My father's older brother, Uncle Augie, was always my favorite uncle. In addition to sharing a passion for baseball, my uncle tried to teach me golf and enjoyed talking about the Milwaukee Braves. While living on the farm, I always looked forward to Uncle Augie's visits.

    My Favorite Uncle

    My Favorite Uncle

    by Paul Richard Kuehn8

  • Dreams are not designed to pick and choose where they will appear. The thing is knowing a dream and where it has found itself a home.

    My Dad, His Truck, My Memories

    My Dad, His Truck, My Memories

    by Kenneth Avery6

  • How do we look back on things in our life that stand out. The way we treated people who are no longer with us? Is is with regret or can we truly say we did the best we knew how?

    Kindred Spirits - Aunt Bessie and Cousin Eugene

    Kindred Spirits - Aunt Bessie and Cousin Eugene

    by Jackie Lynnley34

  • End of life for a loved one is a traumatic event. Losing someone that we care about is heartbreaking, yet celebrating their life doesn't have to be sad nor expensive.

    Cap's Celebration of Life

    Cap's Celebration of Life

    by Linda Bilyeu71

  • This blog is about advantages, disadvantages, and alternatives to going to school, as an adult single parent.

    Single Mom Goes Back to School

    Single Mom Goes Back to School

    by Pamela Hopkins0

  • A Christmas shopper's dilemma: should you brave the inclement British weather or stay home and shop online? The supposed arrival of the end of the world on 22nd Dec 2012 added to all the fun!

    Christmas Shopping

    Christmas Shopping

    by Stella Kaye2

  • My college room-mate lost her mother shortly before Christmas in 1985. I remember the tearful phone call asking if I'd seen the news, requesting that I not talk to any media...and then begging me to come to her mother's home in Connecticut because...

    Maginel's Mother - My Memories of Anne Baxter

    Maginel's Mother - My Memories of Anne Baxter

    by spryte141

  • Betsy Terrell was with Poppa Neutrino for many of his amazing adventures. This includes performing as a street musician worldwide, crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a raft and more.

    Betsy Terrell: Modern Nomadic Adventurer

    Betsy Terrell: Modern Nomadic Adventurer

    by Readmikenow15

  • Do you believe that Man can be his own gardener? Here I describe a short story on how I learned gardening at age12, and I also explain the answer to the opening question.

    Man Is His Own Gardener

    Man Is His Own Gardener

    by Rosina S Khan20

  • One wouldn’t typically think his or her hair color would determine many aspects of his or her life.  However, if you are born with red hair it is the norm. 

    Life As A Redhead - Living with Red Hair

    Life As A Redhead - Living with Red Hair

    by Sondra106

  • My daughter, grandson, and i were homeless. We learned to feel what that was like. We learned so many lessons about life because of it. Being homeless in most cases is not a choice. It can happen to anyone.

    Life's Journeys:    Homeless in America...Our True Story

    Life's Journeys: Homeless in America...Our True Story

    by Patricia Scott29

  • First hand account of the atrocities committed by the Black and Tans in raids in Ireland in 1920 and 1921. They were the Royal Irish Constabulary Special Reserve. Memories of my grandparents during this time in Dublin and Balbriggan. When was the War of Independence in Ireland?

    Eye Witness Account of the Black and Tans and Raids in Ireland

    Eye Witness Account of the Black and Tans and Raids in Ireland

    by L M Reid37

  • An assortment of funny, interesting, and straight-up weird midnight encounters I have experienced around Hachioji, a city in Western Tokyo brimming with city people and country people.

    Midnight Adventures Around West Tokyo

    Midnight Adventures Around West Tokyo

    by Jason Reid Capp7

  • It was a privilege to share his journey. That is reason for gratitude, not regret. What is clear to me right now is that reopening the door that time has closed is reopening the door to nowhere.

    Tribute to the Memory of Someone Special

    Tribute to the Memory of Someone Special

    by Dora Weithers80

  • Crochet is easy to do, is relaxing and rewarding. Crochet on auto pilot with just a couple of stitches. Here are some of my creations using a couple of couple of easy stitches.

    Why I Crochet With Love

    Why I Crochet With Love

    by Louise Elcross4

  • Edith Piaf was known as "The Little Sparrow." I wrote a biographical poem to honor Piaf and her talent and to tell a little about her success and, also, her sadness.

    Edith Piaf: The Little Sparrow with No Regrets

    Edith Piaf: The Little Sparrow with No Regrets

    by Catherine Giordano8

  • I was too shy to ask the librarian where the children’s books were located, so the first books I read were adult novels & poems located in the perfect spot for the extremely bashful— near the exit.

    Eight Memories of Reading

    Eight Memories of Reading

    by Jill Spencer16

  • My great uncle Copeland Charles Burg wrote stories about his life in Livingston, Montana in the early 20th century. I would like to share one of his stories.

    Memoirs of a WWI Soldier

    Memoirs of a WWI Soldier

    by Shelley Horsley Cruz4

  • Lauren's Garden is in Houston's downtown Market Square Park. Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas was a passenger on United Flight 93 and died on 09/11/2001. This beautiful garden honors her memory.

    Lauren’s Garden in Market Square Park of Houston

    Lauren’s Garden in Market Square Park of Houston

    by Peggy Woods20

  • Who isn't full of memories? I have my share and these are of a time when my children were young and life was wonderful.

    Wistful Winter Memories

    Wistful Winter Memories

    by Jackie Lynnley16

  • The first of December, my dear mother's birthday. It will always be one of my most special days as it has been since I was a child and worked for whatever I could get to always have a present for her.

    The First of December - A Day to Remember

    The First of December - A Day to Remember

    by Jackie Lynnley43

  • I was born on the third day in the month of April, on the year of the snake,1965. I'm the fourth child in the family of 7 children that consist of 4 male and 3 female. I don't remember much during the early years of my infant life as I never heard...

    A Story of Myself

    A Story of Myself

    by Chris salako90

  • This story of incest is written from the perspective of a child born as a result of incest. Today I doubt that a twelve-year-old girl would have gone full term but this was the 1940’s.

    A story of Incest and one of its after effects

    A story of Incest and one of its after effects

    by maggs224100

  • The service dog memorial in Houston honors two individual dogs, among others. One served in Afghanistan & the other after the 9/11 attack in NYC, hurricanes, etc.

    Service Dog Memorial in Houston

    Service Dog Memorial in Houston

    by Peggy Woods21

  • Like my father said, “Life is short. We have to be ready and know how it is to be with God when we pass away. That’s because we will never know when it will happen. It could happen tonight, tomorrow, next week, next month—it will happen.” Life goes so fast…

    Life Goes So Fast: A Eulogy For Nestor de Villa

    Life Goes So Fast: A Eulogy For Nestor de Villa

    by Gicky Soriano20

  • Among three generations of women, she was the first to become a young bride, establish a family complete with husband and wife, and bear her children within her marriage. She was a desirable role model.

    Tribute to a Cousin and Role Model

    Tribute to a Cousin and Role Model

    by Dora Weithers55

  • This hub tackles the reputation of Latin prayers in this modern world. This tells about a true account of a soldier in relation to life and the power of prayer.

    ORACION: Are Latin Prayers Powerful?

    ORACION: Are Latin Prayers Powerful?

    by go-barbara-go9

  • I became a woman in the 1960s. By the age of 25 I was one of the rarities for the time in that I was divorced and had two young sons to raise. Divorce was very much frowned upon. Women were suppose to marry and stay married, no matter what. No...

    Women in the Workforce in the Mid-1960s

    Women in the Workforce in the Mid-1960s

    by romneykat9

  • My life with a schizophrenic. He was also diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), the new way to say multiple personalities. We were together 5 years.

    Living With a Schizophrenic

    Living With a Schizophrenic

    by Kari Poulsen24

  • When I was a little girl, my mother got polio. I stayed with my grandparents in their old Victorian home. My grandmother was not good with children but we made a connection with old keepsakes.

    My Grandmother's Attic

    My Grandmother's Attic

    by Dolores Monet60

  • As a child I was born and raised in a military family; with my father serving in the United States Air Force for over 20 years before retiring. The military dependant life sometimes was not the greatest due to all the relocating that you would have...

    Military Life: Living on Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

    Military Life: Living on Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii

    by stylezink11

  • My Grandma is a games person and she loved to play with her grandchildren. A story of how we played Scrabble, no matter what. We played Scrabble while driving and Scrabble even as my Grandma started to lose her sight. Scrabble fans will definitely appreciate this article about diehard devotion to Scrabble.

    Is It Illegal to Play Scrabble While Driving: Scrabble with my Grandma

    Is It Illegal to Play Scrabble While Driving: Scrabble with my Grandma

    by Sharilee Swaity48

  • Local residents' memories of rationing in Stoneybatter Dublin 7 Ireland during World War Two. They talk of The Emergency during WW2. The Glimmer man, bomb shelters, bombs in the Strand and Phoenix Park in Dublin by German planes.

    The Emergency in Ireland During World War Two

    The Emergency in Ireland During World War Two

    by L M Reid27

  • Bessie Hayward (nee field) lived from 1905 to 2003 spanning almost the whole of the 20th century. She studied at the London College of Music and had many interests in particular musical comedy. This is the story of her life.

    The Life and Times of Bessie Hayward L.R.C.M. A.R.C.M.

    The Life and Times of Bessie Hayward L.R.C.M. A.R.C.M.

    by Christine and Peter Broster0

  • My son is a man of character, heart, wit, love, and pure tenderness. My wish for him is that he portrays these attributes to those around him. On his Birthday, I wrote this to convey my love to him.

    A Mother's Wish To Her Son

    A Mother's Wish To Her Son

    by CJ0

  • A little tribute to my mother.. she passed on from this world on the 30th of July 2012. It has been difficult to write this ...the pain is still fresh... She was a great lady.. a wonderful woman.

    A Tribute to My Mother - A Woman of Courage

    A Tribute to My Mother - A Woman of Courage

    by Sophie42

  • The story of my homemade violin, and how it encouraged dreams of uplifting others through all kinds of music, including my own compositions.

    My Golden Fiddle: Homemade Violin

    My Golden Fiddle: Homemade Violin

    by Joilene Rasmussen0

  • In this article, I recall special times with mom and dad. My memories include family activities, summer visits back home to Wisconsin, and traveling together over the years.

    Special Memories of Mom and Dad

    Special Memories of Mom and Dad

    by Paul Richard Kuehn12

  • This article relates the story of my first exposure to the stewardess career field and the details of training at "Stew School."

    Girdles with Garters

    Girdles with Garters

    by GG Baba21

  • Loving an old dog is the next closest thing to looking in the mirror and seeing your own senior reflection staring back.

    What It Means to Love an Old Dog

    What It Means to Love an Old Dog

    by Lisa Tippette11

  • I have known my mother's younger sister Anna or Sissy all of my life. In this article, I recall Aunt Sissy as a very young boy, young man, in my middle-age, and in 2019. She has always been a kind, thoughtful, and very pleasant person.

    My Favorite Aunt

    My Favorite Aunt

    by Paul Richard Kuehn21

  • Anything is game, bugs, worms, paper, rugs, my Min Pin eats it! For such a small dog he sure does have an appetite.Life with my Min Pin who eats everything is an adventure.

    My Min Pin Eats Everything

    My Min Pin Eats Everything

    by Mary Craig32

  • This is a small window into the lives of my paternal great-grandparents as they started their life together in Ontario, Canada at the tail end of an unimagined cholera pandemic. They were caught up in this horror, both as part of the medical profession and as parents of a victim of cholera.

    Cholera in North America: How It Showed up in My Family Tree

    Cholera in North America: How It Showed up in My Family Tree

    by Cynthia Zirkwitz12

  • In 1957, Charles and Dorothy Kuehn purchased a 117-acre farm just north of Honey Creek, Wisconsin. Dad and mom realized the American dream by first being able to own their own farm and then ultimately by being able to ship Grade A milk in the late 1970s. This is a modern history of our farm.

    Realizing the American Dream by Having a Family Farm

    Realizing the American Dream by Having a Family Farm

    by Paul Richard Kuehn4

  • Of all the stuff I miss about growing up in Africa, it's the lazy pace of life on the shores of Lake Kariba, and the life and death adventures regularly experienced on the lake that I miss the most.

    Growing up on Lake Kariba, Rhodesia

    Growing up on Lake Kariba, Rhodesia

    by Mel Stewart0

  • On my birthday in April 2020, during the national lockdown and the inconveniences that came with it, I experienced an incomparable, heartfelt show of friendship. No hugs, no kisses, just genuine love!

    Friendship the Virus Could Not Restrict

    Friendship the Virus Could Not Restrict

    by Dora Weithers66

  • When I got married in 1973, a future divorce in 1992 was inconceivable. This article first recalls a happy marriage in Taiwan in the 1970s. It then remembers challenges, frustrations, and success after moving to the United States and living in Toledo and Maryland during the period 1979-1983.

    Good Times from My First Marriage 1973-1983

    Good Times from My First Marriage 1973-1983

    by Paul Richard Kuehn4

  • A look back at the 1930s at some of the experiences of my grandparents, Frank and Ivy Trigg, who were bringing up two young children (my mum Audrey and my uncle, Ken) in Hunslet, Leeds, UK.

    A Nostalgic Look at Life in Yorkshire in the 1930s

    A Nostalgic Look at Life in Yorkshire in the 1930s

    by Karen Evans4

  • I was frightened when my great grandma said a mouse had been in the confectioner's sugar because I had been eating it almost daily. Imagine my surprise when the culprit was revealed.

    The Mouse in the Powdered Sugar

    The Mouse in the Powdered Sugar

    by Cheryl E Preston5

  • Trish Burr is the epitome of the well-known phrase, 'Practice Makes Perfect'. Her delicately embroidered birds, flowers and portraits are in a class all their own. Have a look at some of these gorgeous three-dimensional works of art. Our grandmothers did some lovely embroideries but they were nothing like this.

    Embroideries of Trish Burr -- True Inspirations

    Embroideries of Trish Burr -- True Inspirations

    by Pamela Dapples27

  • Taxi driving was a great adventure. Never a boring day but I had an experience that I will never forget. My story.

    My Experiences as a Taxi driver

    My Experiences as a Taxi driver

    by Angel Caleb Santos19

  • Daughters and their fathers is a subject full of emotion. Dads want to protect their daughters and have a tendency sometimes to dote. They don't realize it, but they do. Too soon they are grown up.

    Dads and Granddads, and Their Little Daughters/Girls

    Dads and Granddads, and Their Little Daughters/Girls

    by John R Wilsdon0

  • My dad has always been my biggest hero. He spent his life coaching and teaching in a small town in Illinois where he is a local legend. Whether it was coaching or parenting, my dad relied on his gift of "subtle wisdom" to teach and motivate. This story attempts to explain his awesome craft.

    Subtle Wisdom: My Dad's Ingenious Motivational Tool That Shaped My Life

    Subtle Wisdom: My Dad's Ingenious Motivational Tool That Shaped My Life

    by Marcy Bialeschki6

  • The story of my hometown, Hyder Arizona, was written because this is where I first developed my inclination to write. It's rich history induced me because of its magic. But above all else, this is the story of how one girl remembered a life lived before computers, video games, cell phones, and even cable TV. I invite all who read this story to take a trip to Hyder some day. When you do, walk across the tracks adjacent to Charlie's bar and look for my time capsule hidden out there somewhere.

    This Town Is Too Small to Hyder

    This Town Is Too Small to Hyder

    by Brenda K Krupnow20

  • The author relates his true-story romance as it happened in Hamilton, Alabama, with the Southern humor only he can tell. Vintage photos from the 1960s' era and a bit of French history regarding two pencil-sharpener patents are included.

    How My Marriage Began with a Pencil Sharpener

    How My Marriage Began with a Pencil Sharpener

    by Kenneth Avery3

  • Something strange happened over 25 years ago. And that "something" tested a jaded skeptic's belief in the paranormal. How to explain such an event as a faucet turning on by itself?

    A Ghost Story, From a Skeptic’s Point of View

    A Ghost Story, From a Skeptic’s Point of View

    by Dean Traylor4

  • "Forever Special" is the title of the poem dedicated to the memory of this aunt who modeled the New Testament women Mary, Martha, Eunice and Lois to her nieces and nephews.

    Tribute to the Memory of a Favorite Aunt

    Tribute to the Memory of a Favorite Aunt

    by Dora Weithers21

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