Tag: Youth

A Tale of Turkey Day from Long, Long Ago

You may remember this Thanksgiving story from long, long ago… * * * * * * * * When I was growing up my favorite part of Thanksgiving was not the turkey. Neither was it the dressing which is my favorite today but wasn’t… Continue Reading “A Tale of Turkey Day from Long, Long Ago”

A Tale of Turkey Day from Long Ago

When I was growing up my favorite part of Thanksgiving was not the turkey. Neither was it the dressing which is my favorite today but wasn’t then. What I remember most are the hors d’oeuvres and wine flips and the trip downtown for football.… Continue Reading “A Tale of Turkey Day from Long Ago”

Hood Canal, Dosewallips and Pleasant Harbor, a Journey Back

Let me introduce you to some new places in Washington. New to you, not to me for Hood Canal has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Canal? No, not really. Hood Canal is a fjord, a natural inlet… Continue Reading “Hood Canal, Dosewallips and Pleasant Harbor, a Journey Back”

Ready or Not

It’s 4th grade and I’m at the school that looms large in my memory. We’re sitting on the steps under the overhang of the building,  a covered entryway somewhere between in and out.  School hasn’t started yet and it’s almost 8:30.   I’m with… Continue Reading “Ready or Not”

Wisdom from Cats in the Garden

I wandered in the garden one morning and found Tiger and Benji apparently at odds. It was mostly Tiger who needed cheering up. “Hey Tiger, you handsome boy!  How are you doing?” “Oh I don’t know Sue.  I don’t feel very handsome.  Did you… Continue Reading “Wisdom from Cats in the Garden”

Frank B Cooper School Refrain

I’m not sure what I was looking for by returning.  It was years and years ago when I attended Frank B. Cooper school, kindergarten through 6th grade.  But it was the school’s 100th anniversary and the building, now the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, where… Continue Reading “Frank B Cooper School Refrain”

The Brotherly Antics of Tiger and Benji

Benji is a very sweet and cuddly kitty. But don’t let that fool you.  The boy is action packed and often full of pent up energy.  When you see these eyes, know that he is about to blow!He flies around the house at cat-speed,… Continue Reading “The Brotherly Antics of Tiger and Benji”

The Most Interesting Cats in the World

This is Tiger, the mature one in the house.  I don’t always pose like this; but when I do it will be on the most luxurious blanket I can find. This is Benji and I agree you’re looking good for your age Tiger.  But… Continue Reading “The Most Interesting Cats in the World”

Still the Handsome Tiger

This is Tiger and I gotta tell you it’s not easy being the oldest cat in the family.  They let that boy run wild and do things I would never have gotten away with.  Times change I guess. Flying around the house.  Howling at the top… Continue Reading “Still the Handsome Tiger”

The Deal

By Susanne When I was five I lost a tooth and my mom told me to put it under my pillow so the tooth fairy would leave me money. But the next day the tooth was still there. “Oh!” she said. “He must have…

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