Hero at Law

I recall being somewhere between eight or nine, I had narrowly escaped taking a gun shot to the head at the hands of a man who lived in my home.   I met a hero when I was a kid,  this left an indelible impression on me to this day.   Later I was called […]

Hero at Law

I met a hero when I was a kid,  this left an indelible impression on me to this day.   I recall being somewhere between eight or nine, I had narrowly escaped taking a gun shot to the head at the hands of a man who lived in my home.   Later I was called […]

Fight For It!

 I snuck in through the front door and found my vantage point in the back of the class in the visitors area.  To the rhythmic piano music youngsters’ feet tip and thrum an ambient pitter patter.  The music stops, there is shouting, I hear “fight for it”.  The instructor says to a young girl “fight for […]

Memory 10

Before this happened one day I walked home from school ended up in the meadow with my horse.   I jumped on him just as I saw my friend in the distance on her way over so we could hang out.  New thing I know I heard a bang and a crack.  I looked toward […]

Memory 9

At some point in late Spring just before this event described in number 8. I entered an art contest just like everyone else in school.  I won that contest the prize was getting my photo in the newspaper along side a billboard of the winning poster.  My poster graced that billboard all year.   The […]

Memory 8

I recall one week end being driven to pizza after a horse show by some people Shirley knew.  This was abnormal Shirley usually drove.  Pizza was at the local bar so maybe she was going to get drunk and maybe I would not need to drive her home or call one of her friends to […]

Memory 7

 I loved SNL I remember watching the musician that night, it was October second 1982 George Thorogood and the Destroyers singing “Bad to the Bone”  I fell asleep in front of the TV truth be told in the living room and what seems like miles from my bed room.  My bedroom was near the front […]

Memory 6

Within three months of this number union mentioned in (5) I was home by myself from school, I recall feeling some urgency fear no panic when I saw this new husband rolling his car back in the driveway.  I raced outside the back door and under the house, I hid for some reason I knew […]

Memory 5

 I recall a thanksgiving one year was different, Shirley was going to cook…  What was the occasion I wonder it could not be the holiday I have seen them before but had no seen her cook.  The preparation all of which I do not recall seemed to take forever and I could not wait for […]