Just one today:
Contributor: Richard Peulen
Date of picture: Unknown
Date of contribution: 2007
Caption: “Five who came back from war:
“This is the story of five ‘misfits,’ seen in the picture above, who turned out to be creditable, outstanding citizens, contrary to the general public’s expectations.
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Out of the mouths of babes
A short story from The Gram With a Thousand Rules: “Our 3-year-old Australian great-grandson, Henry, has been going to day care two days a week for quite some time. He has enjoyed the companionship of the other kids, and each day he has arrived home with a detailed report of the daily activities.
Continue reading “He might be a young man of few words . . . but those few words say a mouthful!”
We are, it turns out, a pack rat, unwilling to dispose of “stuff” we have accumulated if we think there is value in it — even if that value is not immediately apparent to anyone else, or even to us.
So it is that, when we left the Pioneer Press in the fall of 2016, we carried with us a box full of photographs (and a few clippings) that readers had sent our way — photographs and clippings that, for one reason or another (not enough space — always an issue; wouldn’t work well on newsprint — a very common problem with old pictures), we had never published.
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Life as we know it
Including: Unfamiliar quotations
The Divine Mum of Crocus Hill: “Subject: I needed to read this today:
“‘Dear Mr. Nadeau, who has lost his faith in humanity:
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Now & Then
Great Depression Division
The Gram With a Thousand Rules: “Subject: ‘Why does that kid walk so funny?’
“We bought some Vanilla Wafers the other day. One bite, and it brought back memories of the day I ate them for lunch when I was in the second grade.
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